Does your country have a Rio+20 preparatory committee?
Colombia has a very dynamic sustainable development committee headed by Dr. Paula Caballero Gomez (Director of economic, social, and environmental issues of the Ministry of International Relations of Colombia) that receive much input from all sectors of society including private, public, and civil society.
Has your country completed a sustainable development review?
Colombia's plan for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) comes from a long overview of the sustainable development needs and actions since 1992.
Is your country planning on announcing new initiatives at Rio?
Colombia committed to put in place an innovative nationwide mitigation program that will ensure that environmental impact compensation are made in the most strategic locations and actions. The framework will enable companies to plan ahead and implement their offsets in an efficient way and ensure the greatest return on investment for nature. Colombia also committed to taking an integrated planning approach to development of the Magdalena River Basin. The country will also create new programs to reduce deforestation and increase significantly its 1.2 million hectares Chiribiquete National Park to enhance protection of the Colombian Amazon basin. Read more here.
Survey performed by a student from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Responses provided by a country delegate. For more information, visit the official Colombia page.