Republic of Colombia

Background and priorities

Colombia joined P4G as a partner country in 2018 and launched its National Platform in 2019.  

The Colombia National Platform, chaired by the National Planning Department, works with P4G to co-curate partnerships that accelerate Columbia’s national priorities and create opportunities in green growth nationwide. Former First Lady María Juliana Ruiz Sandoval, former National Planning Minister Luis Alberto Rodriguez, former Environment Minister Ricardo Lozano Picón and former Danish Ambassador to Colombia Mogens Pedersen participated in the P4G National Platform launch that took place at the Casa de Nariño (Colombian presidential palace) in Bogotá in October 2019. 

Colombia has assumed a leadership role in prompting global action to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Colombia's green growth priorities are defined by the: National Development Plan 2018-2022; Green Growth Policy, CONPES Document 3934 of 2018; Green Growth Compass; and National Strategy for Electric and Sustainable Mobility. These policies contribute to national commitments like reducing 51% of the emissions of GHG (greenhouse gases) by 2030, as announced by former President Duque at the UN Climate Ambition Summit in December 2020. 

P4G partnerships contribute to priority sectors of the economy as outlined in Colombia’s NDC report to the UNFCCC, such as e-mobility, energy efficiency, circular economy and agriculture, that will include climate change considerations in their planning instruments. Prime examples accelerating Colombia’s priorities include Clean Freight Transport, which implemented monitoring devices in freight trucks to measure and lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Bogotá, Colombia to improve air quality, and PlusPlus, a crowdfunding platform that connects individual investors to underserved small and medium agribusinesses in developing and emerging markets. 

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.

Luis Alberto Rodriguez, General Director, National Planning Department of Colombia

Country News & Events

Country Partnerships

Zero Emission Bus Rapid-deployment Accelerator (ZEBRA)
Building Efficiency Accelerator
Circular Waste Centers
Sustainable Mobility in Cargo Transportation Colombia
Clean Freight Transport
3R (Reduce, Recover, Recycle) Initiative
Green Last Mile
Digital Food Rescue Ecosystem
Clean Energy Investment Accelerator (CEIA)