World Resource Institute

Yopal, Colombia


“Climate change is the main environmental problem of our time and one of the mayor’s greatest challenges.”

Luis Eduardo Castro, Mayor, Yopal, Colombia


Success Story

Yopal, Colombia is working to advance a number of adaptation and mitigation projects. For example, the city is identifying high-risk areas to improve land-use planning. Yopal has also protected over 1200 acres in strategic areas to protect the water sources for the city and nearby towns.