Colombia Transit-oriented Development (TOD) NAMA

The Colombian NAMA supports the transformation of urban development in Colombia by demonstrating how transit-oriented urban development can reduce the growth in car traffic by 25–36% and simultaneously improve air quality. The transport sector is the fastest-growing sector in terms of greenhouse gas emissions in Colombia. Urban areas suffer from growing traffic congestion, poor air quality and significant road safety concerns.  

The Colombian government believes that a more holistic approach to transport planning and deployment is required, with better coordination of land-use and transport systems, and integration with social housing policy. Public and private investments (through Public Private Partnerships) will be channelled into showcase projects across a range of locations and intervention types.  

Thus the project will promote better-designed, walkable, transit-oriented neighbourhoods and will contribute to reduced household transport costs, better access to jobs and services and improved social inclusion in the respective area. 

It is estimated that this project could reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by 3.6 to 5.5 million tons CO2e by 2040. 

Facts
Implementing partners Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Environment & Sustainable Development, Ministry of Housing, Financiera de Desarrollo Territorial S.A. (FINDETER)
Delivery organisation Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP), KfW
Funding volume EUR 14.9 million
Project duration 2016-2018
Status funding for implementation approved

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