Governance – Colombia

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AGRICULTURE

Law Name (Eng)Law Name (Orig.)Government InstitutionYear
Unified Regulations Decree for the Agriculture and Fisheries SectorDecreto Único Reglamentario del Sector Administrativo Agropecuario, Pesquero y de Desarrollo RuralMinistry of Agriculture and Rural Development2015
General Statute on FishingEstatuto General de PescaMinistry of Agriculture and Rural Development1990
Regulation of the Fisheries LawReglamento de la Ley de PescaMinistry of Agriculture and Rural Development1991
Management of Solid WasteDecreto de Manejo de Residuos SólidosMinistry of Environment and Sustainable Development; Ministry of Housing, City and Territory2013
Management of Hazardous WasteDecreto de Gestión de Residuos PeligrososMinistry of Environment and Sustainable Development2005
Water Use LawLey de Uso del AguaMinistry of Environment and Sustainable Development2010
Water Concessions LawLey de Concesiones de AguaMinistry of Environment and Sustainable Development1978
Wastewater RegulationReglamento de Aguas ResidualesMinistry of Environment and Sustainable Development2015
Emissions RegulationReglamento de EmisionesMinistry of Environment and Sustainable Development2008

 

ENERGY & MINING

Law Name (Eng)Law Name (Orig.)Government InstitutionYear
Mining CodeCódigo de MinasMinistry of Environment and Sustainable Development; Ministry of Mines and Energy2001
Renewable Energy LawLey de la Integración de las Energías Renovables no Convencionales al Sistema Energético NacionalMinistry of Mines and Energy2014
Regulations for Hydrocarbon Exploration and ExploitationReglamento para la Exploración y Explotación de HidrocarburosMinistry of Mines and Energy2009
Hydrocarbon Exploration and Exploitation in Non-Conventional SitesCriterios y Procedimientos para la Exploración y
Explotación de Hidrocarburos en Yacimientos No Convencionales
Ministry of Mines and Energy2013

 

FORESTRY

Law Name (Eng)Law Name (Orig.)Government InstitutionYear
Forest Protection LawLey de Protección ForestalMinistry of Agriculture and Rural Development1959
Resolution on Substraction from a Forest ReserveResolución para la Sustracción de Áreas en las Reservas ForestalesMinistry of Environment and Sustainable Development2011
Resolution on Activities Permitted within a Forest ReserveResolución de Actividades Permitidas Dentro de una Reserva ForestalMinistry of Environment and Sustainable Development2014
Resolution on Zoning of the Amazon Forest ReserveResolución sobre Zonificación de la Reserva Forestal del AmazonasMinistry of Environment and Sustainable Development2014
Forest Use DecreeDecreto de Uso ForestalMinistry of Environment and Sustainable Development1996
Policy on Forest PlantationsPolítica de Plantaciones ForestalesMinistry of Agriculture and Rural Development; Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development2008
Flora Protection LawLey de Protección de FloraMinistry of Environment and Sustainable Development1996
Fauna Protection LawLey de Protección de FaunaMinistry of Environment and Sustainable Development1978
National Statute on Animal ProtectionEstatuto Nacional de Protección de los AnimalesMinistry of Public Health1989

 

GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL

Law Name (Eng)Law Name (Orig.)Government InstitutionYear
Political Constitution of ColombiaLa Constitución Política de ColombiaPublic Ministry1991
Law for the creation of Colombia's National Environmental System (SINA)Ley de Creación del Sistema Nacional Ambiental de Colombia (SINA)Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development1993
National Code on Natural Resources and Environmental ProtectionCódigo Nacional de Recursos Naturales y Protección al Medio AmbienteMinistry of Environment and Sustainable Development1974
Unified Regulations Decree for the Environment SectorDecreto Único Reglamentario del
Sector Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible
Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development2015
Environmental Licensing RegulationReglamento Licenciamiento AmbientalMinistry of Environment and Sustainable Development2014

 

INDIGENOUS POPULATIONS & TERRITORIES

Law Name (Eng)Law Name (Orig.)Government InstitutionYear
Black Communities LawLey de Comunidades NegrasVarious1993
Black Communities Land ActDecreto de Tierras de Comunidades NegrasVarious1995
Indigenous Reserves LawLey de Reservas IndígenasMinistry of Agriculture and Rural Development1994
Regulation of Indigenous ReservesReglamento de Reservas IndígenasMinistry of Agriculture and Rural Development1995
Regulation on Prior Consultation of Indigenous and Black CommunitiesReglamento de Consulta Previa de Comunidades Indígenas y NegrasMinistry of the Interior1998

 

PROTECTED AREAS

Law Name (Eng)Law Name (Orig.)Government InstitutionYear
Regulation of Colombian National Protected Area SystemReglamento del Sistema Nacional de Áreas ProtegidasMinistry of Environment and Sustainable Development2010
List of Threatened Species in ColombiaLista de Especies Amenazadas en ColombiaMinistry of Environment and Sustainable Development2014
Land Use LawLey del Uso del SueloMinistry of Environment and Sustainable Development1997
Inclusion of Environmental Determinants in Territorial PlanningInclusión de Determinantes Ambientales en la Planificación TerritorialMinistry of Environment and Sustainable Development1997
Inclusion of Environmental Determinants in Watershed management plansInclusión de Determinantes Ambientales en los Planes de Gestión de CuencasMinistry of Environment and Sustainable Development2012
Regulation for Territorial Zoning PlansReglamento para los Planes de Ordenamiento TerritorialVarious1998

 

GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS

Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Ministry of the Interior
Ministry of Public Health
Ministry of Mines and Energy
Ministry of Housing, City and Territory

REFERENCES

http://www.upme.gov.co/guia_ambiental/carbon/gestion/politica/normativ/normativ.htm
http://www.alcaldiabogota.gov.co/