To identify the main financial flows in the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sector and explore strategies for channelling new sources of finance to support efforts towards climate change and forest conservation commitments within the Herencia Colombia Programme in the Caribbean and Central Andes mosaics.
1. Scoping summary
The Colombian Government channels significant efforts and resources to avoid deforestation through its National System of Protected Areas. However, this system faces a funding gap. Herencia Colombia was created in 2020 to close this gap and strengthen the management of protected areas within the framework of the peace building process, as well as to reduce deforestation in Colombia. This programme seeks to ensure the conservation and financing of 20 million hectares of protected areas over 20 years.
The land-use financing mapping aims to identify the main financial flows in the AFOLU sector. It also seeks to explore strategies to channel new sources of funding to meet the commitments of Herencia Colombia on climate change and forest conservation. In particular, it aims to identify new national public and private resources that can help closing the financial gap of Herencia Colombia. Thus the mapping seeks to identify both public investments associated with land use and private investments in the agricultural and tourism sectors made over the last five years in the Central Andes and Caribbean landscapes. These landscapes are the priority mosaics of Herencia Colombia and supported by the European Union’s Sustainable Landscapes programme.
The study is being finalised and more information on the results will soon be available on this website.