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Colombia opens a call to promote science, technology and environmental innovation

Colombia opens a call to promote science, technology and environmental innovation

From a water tank on February 25, 2020, on the farm of Monte Carlo, near the Chengaza National Natural Park in the municipality of Guasca (Colombia). EFE / Camilo Garcia / Archive

with intention Promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, generating energy transition strategies and promoting Colombia’s bio-economy, The Ministries of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation have opened a new call to promote research projects in this sector.

The aim is to support the initiatives of universities, research and development institutes, innovation centers, national and international public and private bodies; and mayors and governments who ensure a positive impact on the environment through new technologies, by investing At least 246.481 million pesos of equity management system.

This call is the result of a joint action between the Ministries of Environment and Sustainable Development and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, and will amount to 246,481 million pesos. Undoubtedly, it is a great step to strengthen capacities in the environment sector to further promote sustainable development throughout the national territory.Environment Minister Carlos Eduardo Correa said.

Similarly, the official indicated that it will have four axes to focus on biodiversity and ecosystem services; environment; mitigating, adapting and managing climate risks; Habitat and sustainable development.

Thus, it has been determined that the first line focuses on developing and implementing Proposals that lead to the generation of knowledge and the use of the environmental context; The second covers projects designed to generate knowledge and innovation, as long as they focus on mitigating and adapting to climate risks.

For its part, the third line will promote projects that promote sustainable urban and rural habitats By implementing strategies aimed at energy transition and circular economy. The fourth will support the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services to enhance the bioeconomy in the regions of the country.

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Through this invitation Hopefully Colombia will have new products such as research articles, courses on specialized and advanced research methods and techniques, training, software and industrial models‘ explained the head of the purse.

Finally, the Ministries of Science, Technology and Innovation and the Ministry of Environment have indicated that they will present the terms of reference for this call through the website of the first portfolios of these portfolios: www.minciencias.gov.co.

An image showing part of the industrial paper production process, on July 26, 2021 at the Softys Paper Mill, in Gachancipá (Colombia).  EFE / Carlos Ortega
An image showing part of the industrial production process of paper, on July 26, 2021 at the Softys Paper Mill, in Gachancipá (Colombia). EFE / Carlos Ortega

This initiative was unveiled amid Colombia’s efforts to become one of the world’s leaders in sustainable finance. For national authorities, it is a goal that allows them to contribute so that the economic system is kinder on the planet

The foregoing, and recognizing that climate change has become a concern of the international community; And that the strategies needed to control it must be promoted by states, companies and individuals. They range from the keys to caring for the environment we all know to promoting it The responsibility and impact of climate finance and sustainable investment.

Sergio Isaza Bonet, founder and director of the Sustainable Risk Management Organization, in an interview with Infobae Colombia make it clear, “When we talk about climate finance, we are talking about the resources required to decarbonize the economy to make the planet greenerAdaptation of the world and human productive activities to the adverse effects of climate change. Essentially, climate finance seeks to drive or make emissions reductions possible and increase resilience.”

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