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Colombia is developing its climate strategy for 2050 in the run up to COP26

This ambitious goal formalized by Article 4.19 of the Paris Agreement commits all signatory countries to make public their long-term strategy to achieve this. It is with this in mind that Colombia has chosen to join the Alliance for Climate Ambition, a coalition of actors created at the initiative of Chile in December 2019, bringing together all countries and non-actors. States that have decided to follow the scientific recommendations of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (Minambiente) was mandated to coordinate the formulation of the 2050 Strategy for climate resilience and carbon neutrality, in close collaboration with the National Planning Department.

Towards resilience in the face of climate change

Through the 2050 Facility, which finances studies and capacity building programs, the French Development Agency (AFD) and Expertise France are supporting the country in formulating this strategy. The objective is to enable Colombia to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and ensure the resilience of communities and ecosystems in the face of climate change.

The 2050 Strategy (known as E2050) thus intends to guide national, sectoral and territorial actions aimed at building a resilient future, in line with the objectives of combating climate change. It is a long-term planning exercise, which demonstrates the country's commitment to contribute to the achievement of the global goals set by the Paris Agreement. The first version of this strategy will be presented by the Colombian government at COP26, to be held in Glasgow from November 1 to 12, 2021.