How policy and regulations can promote sustainable forest-focused businesses in Colombia

Colombia has immense potential to use nature-based solutions to solve the most pressing development challenges. Its biodiversity and its applicable uses can guide the country on the path of equitable development, in social, economic and environmental terms. One path for the sustainable use of natural resources is the creation of public policies that facilitate their use by communities and the private sector.

The case study “How policy and regulation can promote sustainable forest-based businesses: Supporting the development of a Colombian national bioeconomy” shares lessons from a range of activities supported by Partnerships for Forests that have contributed to supporting institutional articulation resulting in an updated Colombian public policy Decree (690/2021) that provides legal framework for the production of non-timber forest products (NTFPs).