Population: 48.65 million (2016)
GDP per capita: 6,000 USD
Carbon Emissions: 1.8 metric tons per capita
Paris Climate Agreement: Signed
Number of MPS students: 1
Colombia is subject to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The eruptions cause major evacuations and have killed over 25,000 people.
Colombia runs heavily on renewable energy sources such as wind, solar power, and hydropower. 65% percent of Colombia’s energy is renewable.
Colombia is vulnerable to climate change due to its coasts and marine and mountain ecosystems. Climate change has caused floods and earthquakes in the country which have damaged not only the environment but the economy as well. The country has made many movements to adapt to climate change, focusing mainly on access to water. Many places in Colombia are losing access to fresh water, and the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) contributes to helping people in the country combat climate change.