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OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Colombia 2014

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This report is the first OECD review of Colombia’s environmental performance. It evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with a focus on waste and chemicals management and policies that promote more effective and efficient protection and sustainable use of biodiversity.

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Policy-making environment

This chapter reviews Colombia’s environmental governance system, including mechanisms for horizontal and vertical co-ordination. It reviews the main strategies and initiatives launched between 2000 and 2014 regarding sustainable development, air, water and land management. It examines Colombia’s regulatory framework for environmental protection and activities to ensure compliance with environmental requirements. The chapter also reviews instruments used to monitor and evaluate the environmental impacts of economic and sectoral policies, programmes and projects. Progress in promoting environmental democracy, through access to information and improved public participation in decision making, is also discussed.

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