Colombia REDD+ Results-based Payments for results period 2015-2016

Colombia REDD+ Results-based Payments for results period 2015-2016

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 21 Aug 2020 at B.26
  • Est. completion 21 Jul 2026
  • ESS Category Category B

This project recognises Colombia's REDD+ results for 2015-2016 where a total volume of 6.95 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO₂eq) was presented to the GCF for results-based payments (RBP). The presented results were analysed against the GCF requirements and resulted in a final volume of emission reductions of 5.5 MtCO₂eq. Colombia will use the proceeds from RBP provided under this project to invest in additional activities that support the implementation of its Integrated Strategy of Deforestation Control and Forest Management (EICDGB). This will strengthen national and local capacities monitor and control deforestation. The project will also contribute to the sustainable management of forest areas, as well as strengthening the territorial governance and capacities of indigenous peoples to manage and preserve forests.

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided




Result areas

Project timeline


07 Aug 2019 - 381 days

Concept note received

07 Aug 2019

Funding proposal received

09 Nov 2019

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

26 Mar 2020

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

24 Apr 2020

Cleared by iTAP

28 Jul 2020


21 Aug 2020 - 335 days

Approved by GCF Board

21 Aug 2020

FAA executed

18 Dec 2020

Under implementation

21 Jul 2021 - 1,009 days so far

FAA effective

21 Jul 2021

Disbursement - USD 28,208,123

27 Oct 2021

To be completed

21 Jul 2026 - 818 days to go

One region

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

One country

  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing100% disbursed

Results-Based PaymentUSD 28,208,123
Total GCF Financing
USD 28,208,123

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Phone +82 32 458 6186 (KST)
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GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
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Accredited Entity

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Ms. Elizabeth A. Bechdol

Deputy Director-General
Phone +39 06 57051800
Ms. Maria Helena Semedo

Deputy Director-General
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National Designated Authority

National Planning Department
Ms. Carolina Díaz Primary
Director of Environment and Sustainable Development
Calle 26 No. 13-19, Bogotá, D.C, Colombia
Ms. Jimena Cortés Secondary
NDA Technical Advisor
Calle 26 # 13 - 19, Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Phone +57 601 3815000

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