Road to Carbon Neutral

Visions for Colombia 2050 Empowering government officials, entrepreneurs, journalists and civil society from local territories in Colombia to create decarbonisation pathway visions for the energy and transport sectors.

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About the project

Supported by UK PACT (Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions), the project will contribute to enhanced and sustained action on climate change, driving the necessary behavioural change and capabilities of subnational governments to reduce emissions in Colombia while promoting a sustainable economic recovery and aligning with the goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050.

Project partners, OpEPA, the Climate Group and The Climate Reality Project Latin America will support the development of decarbonisation visions in Antioquia, Bogotá, Boyacá, Cundinamarca and Valle del Cauca - the five Colombian departments with the highest emissions in the energy and transport sectors. This will be delivered through theoretical and practical workshops, which will include an e-learning platform, live sessions and multimedia material.

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Project objectives

  • Strengthen the technical capacities of public officials in the departmental and municipal government offices to plan solutions that contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in alignment with Colombia’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and the E2050 Long-Term Strategy for Climate Resilience. 
  • Build impactful local narratives for the promotion of a productive low-carbon economy for the benefit of local communities.

Project partners & supporters

UK PACT (Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions)

UK PACT (Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions) is a £60m flagship programme under the International Climate Finance (ICF) portfolio. It is part of the UK’s £5.8bn commitment to International Climate Finance by 2021 to tackle climate change. The programme is funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), with funding currently in place to 2022.

OpEPA (Organisation for Environmental Education and Protection)

OpEPA (Organisation for Environmental Education and Protection) is a Colombian organisation of collaborative social entrepreneurship, founded in 1998 with the objective of re-connecting people, mainly children and young people, with the Earth to accelerate the transition towards sustainable and regenerative cultures. It has worked with more than 120,000 students and 5,000 educators throughout the country on environmental and nature education issues. OpEPA is co-leader in the Regenerative Communities Network, Catalyst 2030 and The Weaving Lab.

The Climate Reality Project

The Climate Reality Project is the project founded in 2006 by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore, which today leads a global movement of more than 31,000 climate leaders in 168 countries.

The Climate Group

The Climate Group is a non-profit organisation founded in 2003 with the aim of convening powerful networks of companies and governments that transform global markets and policies to ensure a world with net zero emissions by 2050 and greater prosperity for all. The Climate Group is the Secretariat of the Under2 Coalition, the largest global network of states and regions committed to emissions reductions in alignment with the Paris Agreement.

To find out more, contact:

Monica Mata, Senior Project Officer - Latin America, Climate Group