Enabling conditions for bioenergy finance and investment in Colombia is an output of the collaborative partnership between the Government of Colombia and the OECD Clean Energy Finance and Investment Mobilisation (CEFIM) programme. The CEFIM Programme aims to support governments in emerging economies to unlock finance and investment in renewable electricity and energy efficiency (“clean energy”).

The OECD would like to thank the Government of Colombia for its co-operation in providing information for this report. Particular thanks are due to the Ministry of Mines and Energy, which is the CEFIM focal point in Colombia and which provided invaluable inputs and feedback to this report. CEFIM would equally like to thank contributors to the five case studies in this report, including: Jorge Casas from Manuelita, Colombia; Daniel Alves de Mattos of the Brazilian Association of Portland Cement (Associação Brasileira de Cimento Portland, ABCP); Gonzalo Visedo of the Brazilian National Syndicate of the Cement Industry (Sindicato Nacional da Indústria do Cimento, SNIC); Sezin Hizli of ENERGOM, Turkey; Oliver Luedtke of Verbio, Germany; and Gerardo Canales Gonzalez of Implementasur, Chile.

Lylah Davies and John Dulac from the OECD Environment Directorate led this project and were the main authors of this report. Cecilia Tam, Team Leader of the CEFIM Programme, oversaw the project. Dominique Haleva provided administrative support and copy-editing. This report is an output of the OECD Environment Policy Committee and its Working Party on Climate Investment and Development. The report was carried out under the overall responsibility of Walid Oueslati, Acting Head of the Environment Transitions and Resilience Division.

This project benefited from in-country support, notably through Maria Carolina Garzon Sanchez, Adviser for International Affairs of Colombia’s Ministry of Mines and Energy, who co-ordinated review and comments from various departments within the Government of Colombia. The report was reviewed and received feedback from Jorge Carbonell of the OECD Secretariat and Alejandro Hernandez, Paolo Frankl and Jeremy Moorhouse of the International Energy Agency. Various experts provided review, including: Ruben Contreras of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL); Catalina Cano Zapata and Santiago Abraham Montoya Tamayo of Bancolombia; Yineth Piñeros of the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University (Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano); Jose Maria Rincon of the National University of Colombia (Universidad Nacional de Colombia); and Angela Cadena of the Los Andes University (Universidad de los Andes).

This report was made possible thanks to generous funding from Denmark.

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