Bogotá, located in the Andean region of Colombia, is a significant economic center and the country’s capital city, with over 11 million inhabitants. The threats within the city related to climate change are floods, landslides, torrential floods, as well as forest fires and earthquakes.

Significant progress has been made in planning and fiscal management in Bogotá, which consolidates and strengthens risk management as a policy of the district government. 

Moreover, the city government is committed to sustainable development and financial inclusion.

Local risk management strategies

The city has established the District Plan for the Management of Disaster Risk and Climate Change of Bogotá 2018 -2030 which guides actions for knowledge of disaster risk, climate change and its effects, risk reduction, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, and emergency and disaster management. 

The plan’s primary goal is to enhance people’s security, well-being, quality of life, and promote low-carbon and climate-resilient development.