Colombia-UK PACT


UK PACT is partnering with Colombia, a country with a strong commitment to international and domestic action on climate change and sustainable growth.

Colombia and the UK are close allies in addressing climate change. Through the “Partnership for Sustainable Growth”, the two countries are working together to accelerate emissions reductions and drive climate action in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement. Both countries came forward with ambitious commitments at COP26 and will continue to work closely in the coming years to make these commitments a reality.

The Colombia-UK PACT programme has funded 34 projects to date as well as over 15 complementary skills-shares, which are already delivering real world change to support sustainable growth and emissions reductions. In Colombia, the programme is focused on supporting nature (including sustainable livelihoods and nature-based solutions), low-carbon policy, mobility, energy and finance, as means to supporting climate action. Our Call for Proposals in Just Rural Transition is now live, please see below for more details. View the slides and recording from our market engagement event here.

Current Calls for Proposals

Our Call for Proposals in the Just Rural Transition sector is now closed. The deadline for submitting proposals was on 16 February 2024 at 18:00 COT / 23:00 UTC.

Please also see the updated Call for Proposals timeline below.

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About Colombia-UK PACT

How is UK PACT supporting Colombia's climate transition in forests and conservation, clean growth, and the protection of biodiversity?

Learn what current UK PACT implementing partners are doing to step up action in these areas:

Colombia-UK PACT project portfolio

Our projects are delivering climate action across these priority areas for Colombia:

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How our projects are making an impact


Colombia-UK PACT boasts a diverse portfolio which supports Colombia’s climate action priorities in line with the UK and Colombia’s Partnership for Sustainable Growth. Find out more below.

Read our case study 

Scaling up rural electrification via capacity building to public and private sectors, phase 2, led by GGGI

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Promoting green jobs by supporting bioeconomy businesses and implementing green growth policies

Led by: Global Green Growth Institute

Proposal for reforms to the public territorial planning policy to comply with the Paris Agreement

Led by: Fedesarrollo

Steering the Colombian road freight sector towards zero emissions (Giro-Zero)

Led by: Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá

Comprehensive plan and roadmap for sustainable mobility in the Bogota region during and after COVID-19

Led by: ProBogotá

Building capacity on climate transition risks in Colombia’s public and financial sectors

Led by: Universidad de los Andes (Centro de Finanzas Sostenibles)

The road to carbon neutral: visions for Colombia 2050

Led by: Organization for Environmental Education and Protection (OpEPA)

Protecting biodiversity and supporting sustainable livelihoods in post-conflict zones through sustainable tourism

Led by: Grupo E3

Cocoa for life: + Forest in the Amazon

Led by: Fundación Alisos

Adopting new approaches to transform Colombia’s agricultural sector

Led by: Rare

Boosting conservation and emissions reduction through sustainable tourism and technology

Led by: Los Viajes del Boga S.A.S. (Awake)

Colombian Climate Asset Disclosure Initiative (CCADI)

Led by: Transforma

Preparing the road to zero-emission mobility in Colombian cities: accelerating electric bus adoption

Led by: World Resources Institute

Supporting the roll-out of smart grid technologies in Colombia, phase 2

Led by: Carbon Trust

Implementing local green definitions to enable long-term investment into low carbon priority sectors

Led by: Climate Bonds Initiative

Empowering the non-timber forest products value chain to strengthen the circular bioeconomy in the Colombian Amazon region

Led by: SINCHI Institute (Instituto Amazónico de Investigaciones Científicas SINCHI)

A meaningful pathway for reincorporating ex-combatants and improving livelihoods – Peace with nature

Led by: University of Sydney

Nature-positive beef market in Colombia

Led by: WWF-UK

NaBa: Nature-based resilient cities

Led by: ICLEI Colombia

Updating the mobility masterplan for sustainable and safe mobility and SETP (Strategic public transport system) for Villavicencio