Colombia is the second most biologically diverse country in the world, hosting unique ecoregions including the Northwestern Andean montane forests and approximately 10% of the Amazon rainforest. The Colombian Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS) estimates that over the past two decades the country has lost an average of 310,000 hectares of forest cover per year.
With preliminary funding from the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), Colombia is in the process of creating its Readiness Preparation Plan (R-PP). The Plan is being developed by the national government and civil society organizations with input from multiple stakeholder groups including indigenous populations, Afro-Colombian and campensino communities. It is expected to be finalized within the year.
Main donors, levels of funding committed and disbursed to Colombia between 2009 and 2011:
The chart shows the relative levels of funding donors have committed as well as the proportion disbursed to their recipients through 2012. The percentage of committed funding that has been disbursed varies from 100% to 0%. However, the majority of listed donors tend to have a disbursement percentage greater than 68%.
Donor governments (the USA, The Netherlands, Finland, Norway, France and the UK) and private foundations (Moore Foundation and Fondo para la Acción Ambiental y la Niñez-FAAN) together constitute 92% of all commitments.
International NGOs such as World Wildlife Fund have committed and disbursed a total of US$30,000 for REDD+ activities in Colombia. In general, international NGOs/academic institutions tend to be recipients of REDD+ funding rather than donors. However, in some instances, international NGOs and academic institutions mobilize funding through direct public donations which are spent on activities. International NGOs/academic institutions are listed as donors when finance cannot be tracked back to another donor organization.
TThe chart maps the geographic distribution of the main donors to Colombia and cumulative support by geographic location of donor headquarters. This chart therefore shows the growing importance of both government and non-government actors in financing for REDD+. For Colombia the largest donors are located in the United States and are USAID and the Moore Foundation.
Multilaterals and other internationally-focused donors are shown in the purple circle.