Unlocking nature-based solutions through carbon markets in Colombia

The unprecedented growth of voluntary carbon markets over recent years provides an opportunity for Colombia to channel finance into sustainable land use.

This country study seeks to inform public and private decision-makers about mitigation opportunities in Colombia’s ecoregions or biomes that can be unlocked by carbon investments. The study includes assessments of mitigation opportunities related to:

  • avoided ecosystem conversion,
  • ecosystem restoration,
  • afforestation, and
  • agricultural mitigation.

The authors conducted a biome-specific analysis and reviewed the relevant socio-economic barriers and opportunities that facilitate and hinder carbon investments. Based on this analysis, the study identifies carbon market opportunities for Colombia’s five ecoregions: Andean, Amazon, Orinoquía, Caribbean, and Pacific biomes.

This report is one in a series produced by Climate Focus and the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU). It was produced in partnership with Systemiq and has received generous support from the Quadrature Climate Foundation.