The Regional Climate Change Nodes are a key regional governance mechanism for the application of the National Climate Change Policy, integrating different levels of government.
The Nodes have been in operation for ten years and were institutionalized by national decree in 2016 in nine regions throughout the Colombian territory.
Currently, each of the nine Nodes is in a unique stage of development. Although the Nodes have great potential to fulfill the promise of advancing climate solutions agreed by different levels of government and actors, they currently face different challenges and barriers. In this case study, the context, development, challenges and opportunities of the Regional Climate Change Nodes were analyzed and evaluated in a participatory manner as an example of climate governance in the country. It provides insight into the hands-on experiences of the Nodes and offers recommendations to guide the process forward.