During the first semester of 2019, EfD Colombia co-organized with the Center for the Sustainable Development Goals for Latin America and the Caribbean (CODS) the development and sustainability seminars CODS-EfD.
EfD Colombia has released two new podcasts on environmental and natural resource economics. In the first podcast, researcher Fernando Carriazo talks with journalist Carolina García about about the relation between the price of households and air quality in Bogotá.
During the first months of 2019, the work of EfD Colombia researchers work has been mentioned in different national media. Researchers have also written opinion columns in which they discuss relevant topics about environmental economics and development. The topics covered in media are diverse: deforestation in Colombia, air quality in Bogotá and Medellín and climate economics.
Colombia’s carbon tax, which was passed into law in 2017, is likely to be the most effective policy measure to help the South American country steer its economy towards a lower-carbon development path.
International researcher Alex Pfaff from Duke University visits EfD Colombia and participates in the first environmental economics seminar CODS-EfD
EfD Colombia is working together with the Center for the Sustainable Development Objectives for Latin America and the Caribbean (CODS for its name in Spanish) at Universidad de Los Andes to organize the environmental economics seminar CODS-EfD.
2018 was a year of intensive stakeholder interaction and communication on air quality issues in Bogotá and Medellin (Colombia)
During 2018 the topic of air quality in the two most important cities of Colombia, Bogotá and Medellín, was intensively discussed among EfD researchers, policy makers, representatives from the civil society and other stakeholders.
With a podcast and a journalistic article, EfD Colombia raises awareness about the consequences of the lionfish invasion in the Caribbean Sea
In this second podcast and news article, Diego Valderrama discusses the challenges faced by researchers and policy-makers dealing with the impacts of the lionfish invasion in the Caribbean Sea.
International Researcher Esteve Corbera from ICTA- Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona visits EfD Colombia and participates in the policy day and the environmental economics seminar series
During November 12th to 16th Professor Esteve Corbera came as a visiting researcher to Universidad de Los Andes, which is the host institution of EfD Colombia.
The Colombian Institute for Meteorology (IDEAM) launched the air quality report for Colombia at the host institution of EfD Colombia
On July 17th, 2018, the Director of the Colombian Institute for Hidrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM in Spanish) presented at Universidad de Los Andes the air quality report for Colombia for the year 2017, and the guide for the elaboration of the atmospheric emissions inventory.
In the first podcast from EfD Colombia, Jorge Alexander Bonilla talks about air pollution problem in cities, the policies that deal with air pollution and congestion problems, and in the case of Bogotá, how the driving restriction "pico y placa" affects air quality and congestion.
EfD Colombia Center Director Jorge Bonilla emphasizes in the media the importance of adopting low emission technologies buses for Bogotá
During the Eight International Congress of Transport and Movility in Bogotá, EfD researcher Jorge Bonilla participated in a discussion panel with entrepreneurs of the transport sector and representatives from the local council and civil organizations.
During the first semester of 2018, EfD researcher Jorge Bonilla has been actively involved in discussions about air quality in Bogotá with stakeholders. The Group of citizens for air quality in Bogotá (MECAB in Spanish) provides an opportunity for citizens, researchers and representatives of the local council to discuss the air pollution problems of the city.
On July 4th,2018, EfD researchers Jorge Bonilla and Daniel Slunge met researchers from the Gothenburg Air and Climate center (GAC) and the Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL) to communicate the current research agenda on air pollution in Colombia and other EfD centers.
This year the EfD annual meeting will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from: October 27-30, 2017. It is hosted by the Environment and Climate Research Center (EfD - Ethiopia) and the EfD Secretariat. The EfD annual meeting is a forum to bring together researchers from all EfD centers and their collaborators. EfD would also like to attract key stakeholders for exchange of research ideas. Updates for participants will be displayed here.
Colombian magazine Dinero interviewed EfD Senior Researcher Francisco Alpizar about Green Growth as the New Key to Global Development, with a special focus on Colombia.
A Symposium on Green Growth and Economic Policy was held at Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, July 18-19, 2017. The four main sessions of the symposium were: economic modeling; behavioral economics for green growth; circular economy and economic and financial instruments.
This year’s EAERE conference served as platform to showcase EfD’s research efforts. Including special sessions dedicated to specific initiatives such as the collaborative program from Duke University, The Sustainable Energy Transition Initiative (SETI).
President of Colombia and Nobel Peace Laurate 2016, Juan Manuel Santos, opened the 2017 SDRS Conference in Bogóta on June 14th. The theme of the conference was inclusive sustainability for development and engagement of academia, governments, communities and business.
EfD Colombia raises awareness on air pollution problems and the need for action to improve air quality in Medellin
During March 2017, the metropolitan area of the Aburra Valley, where Medellin (Colombia) is located, experienced critical air quality episodes that exceeded the air quality standard of PM2.5 for several days. The problem caught the attention of policy makers and academicians. EfD Colombia through its Research Group on Environmental, Natural Resource and Applied Economics Studies (REES) organized a seminar (April 3d) and a meeting (April 4th) with the environmental authorities to discuss the implementation of the warning system and the effectiveness of the transport policies to address the bad air quality events. These activities were organized by Clara Villegas, Sergio Orrego and Santiago Arango affiliated to Universidad Nacional – Medellin, members of REES.
Duke welcomed over 70 scholars and practitioners from 15 countries for the second annual Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative (SETI) Meeting, May 9-11, 2017.