Environmental Law


Integrated Planning -- Colombia

San Juan de Nepomuceno and Santa Rosa Cauca Municipality

San Juan de Nepomuceno, ColombiaMainstreaming biodiversity, ecosystem services and climate change considerations and decisions in spatial planning is an ongoing task in Colombia; some very important steps forward have been made already.

  • The National Environmental System has been an active part of the spatial planning of the country.
  • In 2011 Colombia adopted the “National Policy or the Integrated Management of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services”, which includes valuable criteria, guidelines and recommendations for the sectorial and spatial management of the biodiversity and ecosystem services.
  • It is necessary to recognize and rethink territorial planning in Colombia, beyond its technical, political and administrative definitions, as a process that orders the integral socio ecological dynamic.


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