Creating Sustainable Infrastructure Efficient transportation systems and low-emission vehicles are essential for achieving climate change goals and advancing sustainable, resilient and equitable development. Comprehensive urban strategies such as Transit Oriented Development (TOD) that integrate sustainable mobility with land use development generate economic benefits for individuals, governments and businesses. Cross-sectoral approaches such as linking electric vehicle... continue reading »
Colombia was preliminarily awarded 9M EUR by the NAMA Facility to implement a program to reduce GHGs in the refrigeration sector. continue reading »
Today at the UNFCCC 19th Conference of Parties (COP) in Warsaw, the joint Germany-UK NAMA Facility announced the funding of the world’s first Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) NAMA in Colombia. CCAP will partner with Colombian Development bank FINDETER to deliver $20 million (USD) in technical and financial resources to catalyze the building of TOD neighborhoods in... continue reading »
El 15 de noviembre, en la décimo novena conferencia de las partes (COP) de la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático (UNFCCC) celebrada en Varsovia, el Fondo internacional para financiamiento NAMA de Alemania y el Reino Unido anunció que entregaría fondos a la primera Acción Nacionalmente Apropiada de Mitigación (NAMA, por su... continue reading »
For almost two years, CCAP has engaged with Colombian stakeholders to develop a comprehensive solid waste sector NAMA. Because solid waste management is administrated at the local level, CCAP has been working with both national and subnational governments. The city of Cali has shown consistent political will to integrate their own efforts to improve solid... continue reading »
This executive summary outlines the potential Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) NAMA in Colombia. It was presented at the Global NAMA Financing Summit in May 2013.
This executive summary outlines the potential Solid Waste NAMA in Colombia. It was presented at the Global NAMA Financing Summit in May 2013.
The Colombian Integrated Solid Waste Management NAMA is speeding toward the implementation stage after CCAP’s recent trip to Colombia where the project garnered high-level support from the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS), Ministry of Housing and Territorial Development (MVDT), Department of National Planning (DNP) and the Municipality of Cali. continue reading »
Traffic congestion and air pollution in Colombian cities is projected to increase substantially under current trends – CCAP’s recent analysis of a new University of the Andes study, indicates that driving in Colombia is expected to quadruple over the next 30 years. Already a leader in implementing bus rapid transit (BRT), Colombia is ready to take the next step and address land use and urban design tackling traffic and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over the long term. CCAP has worked on the ground with leading Colombian stakeholders over the last year to develop a proposal for a Transit-Oriented Development NAMA (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action) to implement and finance catalytic transit neighborhoods. continue reading »
On-the-ground work on CCAP’s integrated solid waste nationally appropriate mitigation action (NAMA) in Colombia progressed throughout 2012, and already the project is poised to make great strides in 2013. Since the memo of understanding (MOU) to conduct a feasibility study was signed in November, the project has moved forward in shaping a proposed NAMA. continue reading »
CCAP’s recently released executive summary for the report, Evaluation of NAMA Opportunities in Colombia’s Solid Waste Sector, outlines potential options for creating an integrated solid waste management system in four Colombian municipalities currently under study. This report represents the initial phase of a broader, Canadian-funded initiative to implement a nationally appropriate mitigation action (NAMA) in Colombia’s waste sector that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote sustainable development. continue reading »
This presentation outlines the development process for creating an integrated solid waste management NAMA in Colombia.
At a press conference at the 18th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Doha, Omar Ramírez Tejada, Executive Vice President of the National Council on Climate Change and the Clean Development Mechanism (CNCCMDL) in the Dominican Republic and member of CCAP’s Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN),... continue reading »
This executive summary outlines potential options for creating an integrated solid waste management system in four Colombian municipalities. The report represents the initial phase of a broader, Canadian-funded initiative to implement a nationally appropriate mitigation action (NAMA) in Colombia’s waste sector that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote sustainable development.
CCAP’s waste NAMA initiative took a great leap forward recently, as plans to conduct a feasibility study in Cali, Colombia were solidified on Nov. 6. In September, CCAP, with the support of its steering committee, had decided to focus on its next phase of potential waste NAMA studies in two cities – Cali and Sogamoso.... continue reading »
Supporting Ambitious Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions CCAP is working to support the design and implementation of nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) and Low-Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) in developing countries through regionally-based dialogues, web-based exchanges, and practitioner networks. Recent UNFCCC negotiations have made it clear that climate protection will depend on actions on the ground in both developing and developed countries. In recent years, developing countries have shown a significant commitment to reducing emissions unilaterally and being involved in the ultimate climate solution. The MAIN initiative works to identify and highlight the most successful developing country mitigation policies and uses these lessons to assist other countries in refining their policies and implementation frameworks in order to achieve ambitious mitigation actions. Mitigation Action Implementation Network Objectives This initiative is designed to: Improve participant country’s capacity to design, plan and implement NAMAs that are consistent with any LEDS or national sustainable development plans. MAIN allows participants to learn from peers on real-world strategies to develop, finance and implement highly effective and cost-competitive NAMAs. Harvest best practices in NAMA development and implementation and provide participants with examples of successful bottom-up strategies informed by on-the-ground, in-country experiences. These examples will offer an effective way to achieve significant emission reductions. Promote collaborative financing for such actions by providing strategies to make NAMAs attractive to possible funders from donor countries, including meeting expectations for monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV). MAIN dialogues will also help finance officials better understand the challenges faced in NAMA development and how funding can best support effective developing country policy outcomes. Help define a longer-term international program of action that produces global GHG reductions sufficient to limit adverse impacts from climate change. Provide participants with a network of personal contacts in other developing countries and with possible funders from developed countries who could support ambitious NAMAs. How MAIN Works MAIN consists of several components: Regional dialogues or “policy academies” wherein policy implementers from key ministries in each country, climate negotiators, finance and MRV experts, and industry representatives advance efforts to design, implement, and leverage financing for NAMAs. These meetings will be composed of presentations on NAMA successes, roundtable discussions, brainstorming sessions, and networking opportunities. Harvesting of best practices is shared with participating countries, in which CCAP will identifies best practices in NAMA design and implementation, LCDS, MRV, and financing. Global dialogues and policy lunches that leverage the results of the fast-start finance period to shape climate policy at the international level. Virtual “knowledge sharing” sessions to enrich the peer-to-peer learning process initiated by the regional dialogues using web-based technology. Information About MAIN Introduction to the MAIN project – Asia and Latin America Video: Spurring Sustainable Development and Reducing Emissions through NAMAs continue reading »
After six months of research and on-the-ground in-country support, CCAP has confidence in the potential development of a nationally appropriate mitigation action (NAMA) in the integrated solid waste management sector in Colombia. CCAP has received enthusiastic support from critical stakeholders in this process, such as the Ministry of Environment (AMBIENTE), Ministry of Housing (VIVIENDA), Superintendent... continue reading »
La evaluación de una Acción Nacionalmente Apropiada de Mitigación (NAMA, por sus siglas en inglés) de residuos para Colombia tiene por objeto analizar los programas y tecnologías de gestión de residuos sólidos que podrían implementarse en Colombia para reducir los gases de efecto invernadero (GEI) además de lograr otros beneficios económicos, sociales y de salud... continue reading »
As part of the second Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN) dialogue in Asia, Transportation Policy Analyst Chuck Kooshian presented “A Vertical NAMA for Sustainable Urban Development.” He discussed the importance of urban form (i.e. the physical layout and design of a city) in reducing energy use from transportation and some of the possible hurdles involved... continue reading »
The Third Mitigation Action Implementation Network dialogue in Bogota last week successfully built on and surpassed the first two dialogues we held in 2011. More than 70 participants from 8 Latin American countries (LAC), including teams of five policymakers from diverse ministries, came together to design policy actions, known as Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs)... continue reading »
For years, the Colombian capital, Bogota, has been striving to develop a more sustainable transportation system within the city, and in the process has earned itself international praise for its success in developing a bus rapid transit system, bike corridors, and restrictions on private cars. So it seemed like only a matter of time before... continue reading »
Bogotá, Colómbia is the birthplace of the Ciclovía (bike path in English), a weekly civic event in which streets ordinarily used by cars are turned over to non motorized forms of transportation. A city of nearly 7 million people closes off 118 kilometers of road every Sunday morning so the public can enjoy a few hours... continue reading »
The Colombian government made a momentous decision over a decade ago to implement one of the world’s first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems in its largest city, Bogotá. In addition to its environmental improvements (it was the first transit project approved under the Clean Development Mechanism), TransMilenio is credited with decreasing the average travel time... continue reading »