Implementation of nationally determined contributions : Colombia country report / by Katharina Lütkehermöller (NewClimate Institute, Cologne) ; international data and graphs: Lisa Luna and Hanna Fekete (NewClimate Institute, Cologne), country specific support and review: Javier Tomas Blanco Freja (NewClimate Institute, Cologne) ; on behalf of the German Environment Agency ; study performed by: NewClimate Institute ; edited by: Section I 2.1 Climate Protection - Juliane Berger
VerfasserLütkehermöller, Katharina
BeiträgerLuna, Lisa ; Fekete, Hanna ; Blanco Freja, Javier Tomas
HerausgeberBerger, Juliane
KörperschaftDeutschland ; NewClimate - Institute for Climate Policy and Global Sustainability gGmbH
ErschienenDessau-Roßlau : Umweltbundesamt, November 2018
Umfang1 Online-Ressource (60 Seiten, 2,28 MB) : Diagramme, Karte
Study completed in: March 2018
Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 57-60
SerieClimate change ; 2018, 25
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Implementation of nationally determined contributions [2.28 mb]
The study analyses the country background emissions trends ongoing activities and barriers relating to the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) of Colombia under the ⁠UNFCCC⁠. A special emphasis is laid on further mitigation potentials in the fields of renewable energy production from wind and solar PV social housing forest conservation in existing illicit crop substitution programmes and cattle. A chapter is dedicated to coal export and use.
Keywords (Englisch)
This country report is part of the “Implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions” (NDCs) project (FKZ 3716 4111 80) which considers NDC implementation in 10 countries: Colombia Ethiopia Georgia Indonesia Iran Kenya Marshall Islands Morocco Peru and Viet Nam. This project places a special emphasis on identifying potential barriers to NDC implementation and mitigation potentials which could go beyond the current NDCs. The country reports analyze the NDCs in terms of their robustness and coherence with other national or sectoral plans and targets and put them into the context of additional mitigation potentials and other national circumstances. For countries where coal plays a critical role in consumption or national production the analysis covers further details on this sector including the economic relevance and local impacts of coal production or consumption. The content is based on available literature from research and public sector information on policies and institutions. To be able to analyze the content in more detail the authors focus the research on a number of relevant fields of action. The fields of action were selected based on historic and projected sectoral emissions development comprehensive literature on GHG mitigation potentials identified barriers and emissions reductions as well as feasibility costs and co-benefits. The project was suggested and is financed by the Federal Ministry for the Environment Nature Conservation Building and Nuclear Safety supervised by the German Environment Agency and carried out by independent think tanks - NewClimate Institute and Wuppertal Institute. The country reports are a continuation of similar previous efforts (project numbers 3713 41 102 3711 41 120 360 16 022 364 01 003 and 363 01 128) and aim to inform policy makers and the interested public about the implementation of NDCs in individual countries. The choice of countries is based on developing countries with which Germany works closely on climate change topics. The country reports are scientific in nature and all suggestions are derived by the authors from careful analysis having in mind the individual backgrounds of countries. They aim to increase knowledge about implementation of mitigation potentials to meet the globally agreed goal of staying within a temperature increase of 1.5°C or well below 2°C above preindustrial levels without intending to prescribe specific policies.