Colombia is down four spots to 31st in the current CCPI, and is a medium performer.
The country receives a low rating in the GHG Emissions and Renewable Energy categories, medium in Climate Policy, and high in Energy Use.
The CCPI country experts welcome Colombia’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and its net-zero target for 2050. But they criticise the missing reporting system and implementation of the ambitions.
Local communities must be included in renewable energy projects
Though there are ambitions to accelerate clean energy, there are barriers for implementing clean energy projects. The experts also note that local communities must be included in big energy transition projects.
The new government is discussing the reduction of fossil fuels, though there no new regulations are in place yet. The experts demand that the government avoid fracking projects and expanding oil and gas infrastructure.
In international climate projects, the experts welcome Colombia’s efforts to protect the Amazon rainforest. They ask the government to support the message of a just energy transition and to increase ambitious efforts.
Overall, the experts want to see more funding for renewable energy and an end to fossil fuel projects in the country.
The following national experts agreed to be mentioned as contributors for this year’s CCPI: