A step foward from the Colombian coffee sector to fight against Climate Change

The Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) for the Coffee sector in Colombia has created an economic and financial model to access climate finance. This NAMA,  funded by the  United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Colombia,  is a joint effort between  the National Federation of Coffee Growers, UNDP,  the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and Lavola.

NAMAs are actions taken by developing countries to reduce GHG emissions in the context of sustainable development supported by developed countries with finance, technology and capacity-building, with the objective of achieving substantial deviation from business as usual emissions. The NAMA for the coffee sector in Colombia aims at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the implementation of specific mitigation actions. During the initial phase  of the Project, Lavola carried out the GHG inventory of the Colombian coffee sector and designed a GHG roadmap.

Lavola’s climate finance tool developed , with the collaboration of the National Federation of Coffee Growers, estimates the cost-effectiveness of the NAMA, and identifies the sources and financing mechanisms that will make possible the implementation of the actions.

With the culmination of this second phase, the Colombian coffee sector obtains a valuable mitigation tool, and the opportunity to move forward in Colombia´s commitments to fight against Climate Change.