Peace and Environmental Protection in Colombia


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Peace in Colombia promises to bring many environmental benefits to the country but also poses environmental risks associated with the rural development plans contemplated in the post-conflict agenda. The development of industries in areas that have been off-limits due to security concerns, the reintegration of many former combatants in rural areas, and the land restitution process which aims to return lands to victims of the conflict could increase deforestation.

What are the key challenges and potential solutions to implementing sustainable rural reform in Colombia? How can the government’s plans for the post-conflict period provide an opportunity to advance conservation in Colombia and the country’s ability to meet its climate change commitments? How can international donors support environmentally sustainable implementation of the peace process?

Join us for a discussion on sustainability and peacebuilding in Colombia and the presentation of the Inter-American Dialogue’s new report, “Peace and Environmental Protection in Colombia: Proposals for Sustainable Rural Development.”

The Inter-American Dialogue is grateful to the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for its support of this work.

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Juan Pablo Bonillla

Manager, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Sector, Inter-American Development Bank (@JPabloBonilla)

Paulina Arroyo

Program Officer, Andes-Amazon Initiative, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (@MooreFound)

Paula Diaz

Senior Manager, Responsible Mining and Energy, Conservation International (@ConservationOrg)

Lisa Viscidi

Director, Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries Program, Inter-American Dialogue (@lviscidi)

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