Half a century of conflict caused serious damage to the environment but in some areas prevented deforestation in what is a global biodiversity hotspot. Pollution has been caused by deliberate attacks on oil infrastructure and aerial herbicide use, and mercury emissions from gold mining are an ongoing problem. The peace agreement has created new threats to Colombia’s ecosystems as access to forest areas increases and land use changes.


Country brief: Colombia

A brief introductory overview of the environmental dimensions of post-conflict Colombia, with facts, figures and further reading.


Calculating the environmental benefits of peace in Colombia

Colombia’s environment has suffered widespread and severe damage as a result of half a century of armed conflict. With a peace agreement with FARC on the table, the government has been reviewing the financial costs of the damage – and the economic and environmental benefits of peace.

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The new National Development Plan proposed for #Colombia proposes that deforestation rates should stay the same as in 2017, which would equate to 219,973 ha lost annually in the country and 144,147 in the Amazon

La Amazonia en el PND de Duque

En medio del debate por la que sería la carta de navegación del desarrollo del país durante el próximo cuatrenio, Wendy Arenas, directora de la Fu...

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