ICAP Training Course on Emissions Trading in Colombia
Together with the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP), Ecologic Institute implemented a training course on the design and implementation of emissions trading in Colombia. From 12 to 21 November 2019, ICAP and Ecologic Institute convened the international training course in Anapoima and Bogotá, Colombia. The course brought together 27 participants from all across Latin America and the Caribbean, representing national governments in the region as well as academia, think tanks, business and industry, and intergovernmental organisations.
The course provided participants with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of ETS design and discuss specific implementation challenges – and solutions – in the context of Latin American countries. The course curriculum place specific attention on pertinent challenges in the region, such as communicating carbon pricing, addressing distributional and equity effects, or covering emissions from agriculture, land use change and forestry under an ETS. During the two-week training, ETS experts from Colombia, Mexico, Europe and North America provided input stimulated vivid exchange among participants and experts. The course was hosted by Colombia’s National Planning Department (DNP) and funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the Spanish Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the World Bank’s Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR).