On December 20, 2020, Colombia submitted an enhanced NDC to the UNFCCC.
Colombia’s NDC has significantly enhanced its mitigation target from 20% from business as usual by 2030, with a possible increase to 30% conditional on international support, to an unconditional reduction of 51%. It also presents an adaptation component that integrates all economic sectors and indicates synergies with SDGs. One of the main strengths of the NDC is the participatory and inclusive consultation process, conducted with the support of WWF.
According to the checklist for the NDCs We Want and taking and into account that Colombia is a vulnerable middle-income country with relatively low emissions, we see large improvements from its 2015 NDC and therefore consider the 2020 one an NDC We Want.