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Mainstreaming climate change in Colombia

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Case studies and report to accompany the project: 'Integrating climate change risks and opportunities into national development processes and United Nations country programming’.

Colombia is at high risk from climate change impacts. The majority of the population lives in the elevated Andes, where water shortages and land instability are already a reality, and on the coast, where the increase in sea level and floods can affect key human settlements and economic activities. Furthermore, the country has a high incidence of extreme events with growing emergencies associated with climate conditions.