Colombia joined P4G as a partner country in 2018 and launched its National Platform in 2019. The Colombia NP is co-chaired by the National Planning Department (DNP), the National Business Association (ANDI) and iNNpulsa, and its members include WRI Colombia and the embassies of Denmark, the Netherlands and the Republic of Korea.
Colombia has set ambitious green growth priorities as part of its plans to reduce GHG emissions by 51% by 2030. P4G’s 12 partnerships in Colombia contribute to nationally determined contributions in areas to such as e-mobility, energy efficiency, circular economy and agriculture.
Prime examples of partnerships contributing to Colombia’s priorities include Green Last Mile, which expands electric three-wheelers to complete last-mile deliveries in Bogotá. It participated in P4G’s e-mobility workshop and connected with the NP to discuss strategies for recognizing three-wheelers as a transport service provider. SEOS is also looking at energy access with its innovative financial model to facilitate residential rooftop solar energy.
Addressing the country’s food loss and waste challenges, Digital Food Rescue automates the food rescue process and connects the food industry with food banks and nonprofit organizations to reduce food loss and waste. It will work with the NP to share its experiences, data and barriers to help improve current food loss and waste policies.
Colombia will host the 2023 P4G Colombia Summit in Bogota from September 22-23 with the theme “Transformative Alliances for Sustainability: Actions towards green growth and life.” The 2023 P4G Colombia Summit is hosted by the government of Colombia in partnership with the City of Bogota, the National Planning Department, the National Business Association of Colombia (ANDI), iNNpulsa and ProColombia.
Reducing emissions in transportation is a top priority for Colombia as we plan our low carbon recovery post COVID-19 and work to meet our ambitious climate action targets. We see great value in P4G’s thought leadership in e-mobility and its multilayered approach to achieving scalable and transformative change to accelerate a zero emission transportation transition regionally, nationally and globally.