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Colombia Transit Oriented Development NAMA Selected for Funding

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 »

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NAMA colombiana de Desarrollo Orientado al Transporte seleccionada para recibir financiamiento

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 »

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Cali announces innovative waste management model consistent with CCAP NAMA vision

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 »

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Colombia Solid Waste NAMA Speeding Toward Implementation

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 »

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Colombia Transit-Oriented Development NAMA Gains High-Level Support

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 »

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Integrated Solid Waste NAMA in Colombia Primed for Progress in 2013

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 »

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Evaluation of NAMA Opportunities in Colombia’s Solid Waste Sector

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 »

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Latin American Countries Will Not Wait to Take Climate Action

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 »

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Evaluation of NAMA Opportunities in Colombia’s Solid Waste Sector: Executive Summary

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.

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Transit-Oriented Development NAMA in Colombia

  Working on the ground with Colombia CCAP worked on the ground with leading Colombian stakeholders throughout 2012 to develop a proposal for a Transit-Oriented Development NAMA to implement and finance transit-centered neighborhoods. By changing long-term land use patterns, the TOD NAMA will cut growth in driving by 25 percent, ensuring greenhouse gas emissions reductions... continue reading »

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Integrated Solid Waste Management NAMA in Colombia

Working on the ground with Colombia In partnering with Colombia’s Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS), private sector stakeholders and local industry experts, CCAP is helping to implement an integrated solid waste management NAMA to maximize economic value from waste streams and also reduce GHG emissions by: diverting solid waste away from landfills, using... continue reading »

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Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN)

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... continue reading »

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Exploring NAMA Possibilities in the Integrated Waste Sector

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 »

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Resumen Ejecutivo: Evaluación de NAMA en el Sector de Residuos en Colombia

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 »

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Implementing Vertical NAMAs to Reduce Transportation GHGs

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 »

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Inspiring Sessions and Real Actions: Reflections on MAIN- Bogota Dialogue

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 »

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CCAP Goes to Ciclovía

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 »

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Transforming Colombia

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 »