The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development – MADS has published the Regulatory Agenda 2024. Some key points are:
- Amendment of Decree 1076 of 2015 concerning projects involving virtually polluting energy in the context of a fair energy transition.
- Regulation of the National Tradable Emission Quotas Program for Greenhouse Gases – PNCTE.
- Retributive fees for specific discharges into water resources.
- Amendment of Decree 1076 of 2015 regarding hydraulic adjustment projects.
- Management of important ecosystems in the country - Designation of an area of Lake Tota as a Ramsar internationally important wetland.
- Hazardous waste management: Amendment and addition to Decree 1076 of 2015 regarding the comprehensive management of hazardous waste.
- New provisions for environmental licensing.
- Regulation of the CNCC and strengthening of the SISCLIMA.
- Recognition of the measures required for the operation of indigenous territories in environmental matters and the development of environmental competencies of indigenous authorities.
It's important to note that this regulatory agenda will unfold throughout 2024, and proposed regulations will undergo public consultation.