Integrating Jurisdictional REDD into Colombia’s Climate Mitigation Policies Including a National ETS: Synthesis Report
Jurisdictional REDD+ (JREDD+) programs have the potential to help Colombia achieve its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). This can be done through Colombia’s upcoming national Emissions Trading System (ETS), as the Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land-use sector (AFOLU) is not subject to regulations in Colombia. This presents an opportunity for the Colombian government to leverage private finance from national sources.
This study aims to identify inclusive and equitable ways to integrate JREDD into Colombia’s climate mitigation policies. This report breaks down the challenges and opportunities involved in implementing JREDD+ programs in Colombia and builds on these by outlining recommendations for the country to implement its JREDD+ initiatives. These recommendations include ensuring local actors are included in decision-making processes and using vertical and horizontal benefit-sharing to distribute benefits and negotiating power.
These recommendations were drawn from policy analysis, and engagement with government officials, NGOs and local Indigenous communities through interviews, meetings and workshops. The report also provides a full methodological breakdown of this research process.
For more information JREDD+ in Colombia and the ETS, the authors have also produced a blog here.