Since its constitution and for the development of its objectives, CEID Colombia celebrated a series of strategic alliances with first level international organizations and became an important actor in the Colombian environmental sector. These alliances allow interconnecting international with national dynamics, diffuse knowledge, strategies and actions that benefit the public, private and academic sector of the country, and to develop and implement projects of importance for Colombia.
Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
Launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in August 2012, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) mobilizes scientific and technical expertise from academia, civil society, and the private sector in support of sustainable development problem solving at local, national, and global scales. The SDSN aim to accelerate joint learning and help to overcome the compartmentalization of technical and policy work by promoting integrated approaches to the interconnected economic, social, and environmental challenges confronting the world. The SDSN works closely with United Nations agencies, multilateral financing institutions, the private sector, and civil society.
CEID Colombia has been accepted as part of the network and intends to work with SDSN on research, solution initiatives and policy work, such as Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project that have been produced in many countries like Brasil, Mexico, France, Russia and the United States.
The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short Lived Climate Pollutants is a partnership of governments, intergovernmental organizations, representatives of the private sector, the environmental community, and other members of civil society. The Coalition is government-led but is highly cooperative and voluntary.
The Coalition serves as a forum for assessing progress in addressing the challenge of short-lived climate pollutants and for mobilizing resources to accelerate action. It works to catalyse new actions as well as to highlight and bolster existing efforts on near-term climate change and related public health, food and energy security, and environmental issues.
With its rapid growth, this global effort to reduce emissions of black carbon, methane and many hydrofluorocarbons has already touched numerous sectors of society in the effort to slow the rate of global warming and protect human health, agriculture and the environment.
These three target areas -- climate, health and agriculture -- are the Triple Imperative of the CCAC.
The Coalition's initial focus is on methane, black carbon, and HFCs. At the same time, partners recognize that action on short-lived climate pollutants must complement and supplement, not replace, global action to reduce carbon dioxide, in particular efforts under the UNFCCC.
CEID has been accepted as non-state partner in the Coalition since February 2014. Together with the Colombian government and the other members of the coalition CEID works on projects of special interest for Colombia that will allow the reductions of the short lived climate pollutants in our country.
International Development Law Organization – IDLO
IDLO is an intergovernmental organization that offers legal expertise, resources, tools and professional support to governments, multilateral partners, and civil society organizations. It carries out research and advocacy at national and international levels. Bringing together a range of diverse local, national and international stakeholders and working in an enabling rather than directive or prescriptive way, IDLO acts as a catalyst for significant social change.
CEID Colombia has established a partnership with IDLO, in order to promote actions to implement a Green Economy model in Colombia and the Legal Preparedness Initiative for Climate Change- IPJCC, a world-wide project that seeks the consolidation, design and implementation of effective public policies as well as the preparation of the country on legal and policy matters on adaptation, mitigation and access to international financing for climate change.
IUCN Academy of Environmental Law
The IUCN Academy of Environmental Law’s purpose is to build capacity in developing countries in legal education and the dissemination and implementation of environmental law. The Academy brings together more than 150 universities and research centers worldwide promoting processes such as development and implementation of academic programs, the creation of new fields of research and the organization of high level academic forums, focused on improving the levels of compliance with environmental standards and strengthening environmental governance.
Since late 2006, CEID Colombia has been working with the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law in research projects and capacity building to support the Colombian universities in their academic programs and vocational training. Also, the Director of CEID Colombia, Gilberto Rincon, is a member of the Governing Board of the Academy on behalf of South America.
Earth Policy Institute – Washington
The Earth Policy Institute is a nonprofit organization founded by Lester Brown, the world's leading authority on environmental issues and sustainability. Through extensive research in public policy, food security, energy, public health, amongst others, the Earth Policy Institute is dedicated to planning a sustainable future and creating a roadmap to achieve it by promoting a new economic model.
CEID Colombia has signed a licensing agreement for the translation, publication, and dissemination in Latin America of the work of Lester Brown. CEID has translated and published: PLAN B 2.0 Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in trouble, Plan B 3.0 Mobilizing to Save Civilization, Plan B 4.0 Mobilizing to Save Civilization. On September 2011 the latest work of Lester Brown World on the Edge was published.
Corporation 2020 is a campaign to transform corporations into the engines of a green economy. It is hosted by the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies at Yale University, in the United States. The agenda of the campaign consists of four distinct “planks” of change:
Accountable Advertising: Advertising norms and standards must be introduced so that advertising is responsible and accountable. There are a number of important principles and guidelines that have been developed by companies, regulators, advertising agencies, and trade associations --- Corporation 2020 aims to bring together a coalition of these groups to highlight the most important of these.
Resource Taxation: Taxes and subsidies have to be transformed, in order to tax the “bads” ( resource extraction and fossil fuel use), and support the “goods” ( wages and profits) rather than the other way around, as is often the case today.
Limiting Leverage: Financial regulators must introduce rules and limits to govern financial leverage, especially if the borrower is considered “too big to fail.”
CAccounting for Externalities: All major corporate externalities—both positive and negative—must be measured and reported as disclosures in the annual financial statements of companies. Corporation 2020 collaborate with the TEEB for Business Coalition, which creates valuation guidelines and standards, to implement this plank of change.
To learn more about any of these issues and get involved, please visit www.corp2020.com.
CEID Colombia is a member of INECE, International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement a partnership of government and non-government enforcement and compliance practitioners from more than 150 countries. INECE’s goals are: raising awareness to compliance and enforcement; developing networks for enforcement cooperation; and strengthening capacity to implement and enforce environmental requirements.
United Nations - Commission on Sustainable Development
CEID Colombia has consultative status in the Commission on Sustainable Development of the United Nations in New York (United States).
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
CEID Colombia is accredited and has observer status in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change for United Nations (UNFCCC).