Implemented in

  • Latin America / Caribbean
  • Colombia

Led by

  • Área Metropolitana del Valle de Aburrá, State agency


  • Camara Colombiana de la Infraestructura – CAMACOL
  • Centro Nacional de Producción Más Limpia y Tecnólogias Ambientales
  • Corporación Autonoma Regional del Centro De Antioquia – CORANTIOQUIA

Sustainability in the Supply Chain, Reduce Climate Impact, Knowledge Sharing, Outreach, Awareness Raising

Sustainability themes
Climate Change, Agriculture and fishery

Sectors of activity
Buildings and construction, Energy, Public Procurement, Environmental Services, Agricultural and Fishery

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Policy Frameworks & Tools

Type of lead actor
Government / public sector

135000 US$

Start date

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Jessica Karhu

Senior sustainability specialist

Green Building Council Finland

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By implementing the sustainable construction policy issued in 2015 the aim of the project is to foster the paradigm shift towards an eco-efficient, socially inclusive and economically viable urban development in the Aburrá Valley and its adjacent regions by implementing strategies relevant to the local needs, constraints and opportunities, while keeping view on global priorities. Likewise, it is intended that conceptual, methodological and legal policy framework serve as reference to issue the national policy as well as to formulate similar policies in other metropolitan regions of Latin America and the Caribbean.


The project brings together a good partnership between the public sector, private sector and civil society and it uses a holistic approach. The proposal includes a strong training component and a clear plan and commitment to maintain the activities after the end of the project.

Impact and Results

The plans for monitoring the progress and outreach are convincing and the planned budget is cost efficient. The approach seems well replicable in other urbanizing metropolitan areas in the LAC region and beyond.