This is a compilation of what the Forests of Antioquia Pact has meant from its creation to its action strategies, impact and lessons learned, in its 10 years in Antioquia. It also describes how the Andean Forests Programme was a key player in its formulation and implementation.
The Pact for the Forests of Antioquia is led by the Botanical Garden of Medellín. It is an inter-institutional initiative that pools efforts to solve the problem of deforestation and the loss of native forests in Antioquia, Colombia. It is a joining of minds to recognise the natural and cultural heritage, to learn how to enhance and develop the great wealth that we have inherited from the land, to protect this rich legacy and to build new possibilities for the sustainable development of the region and of Colombia.
The Andean Forests Programme fostered alliances with multiple development stakeholders, round tables and new forms of cooperation with the private, academic and public sectors in order to ensure that the main messages derived from its work and the knowledge it generated would filter into public policy. The Programme’s advocacy messages at the Andean regional level demonstrated how to tackle climate change through forest management and land use through regional support mechanisms.
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Source: Report of the Antioquia Forests Pact: 2010 – 2020
About Andean Forests
The Andean Forests Programme is part of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation’s Global Programme on Climate Change and Environment. In its second phase, it expanded collaboration to replicate and scale up good practices in the restoration of Andean Mountain forests, connecting up and adding existing experience and knowledge in the region and public and private investment opportunities in this area. It was implemented by the Helvetas Swiss Inter-cooperation (Condesan consortium).