National Institute of Renewable Natural Resources and Environment (Colombia)

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National Institute of Renewable Natural Resources and Environment
Instituto Nacional de los Recursos Naturales Renovables y del Ambiente
Agency overview
Formed 22 September 1968 (1968-09-22)
Dissolved 22 December 1993 (1993-12-22)
Superseding agency
Headquarters Bogotá, D.C.
Parent agency Ministry of Agriculture

The National Institute of Renewable Natural Resources and Environment, also known as INDERENA, was a Colombian environmental government agency established in 1968 to implement environmental policy and promote green development in Colombia. INDERENA was successful in helping create the environment in government and the acceptance in society to move environmental protection into the national agenda, this led to the creation of child agencies like the National Natural Parks System, and the eventual evolution into the Ministry of Environment in 1993.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Qué era el INDERENA" [What was INDERENA] (PDF) (in Spanish). Autonomous Regional Corporation of Central Antioquia, CORANTIOQUIA. 2008-04-19. Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  2. ^ Rodríguez Becerra, Manuel (1994). "INDERENA, El Gran Pionero De La Gestión Ambiental En Colombia" [INDERENA, The Great Pioneer Of Environmental Policy In Colombia] (PDF). Memoria del primer ministro del medio ambiente [Memoir of the first minister of environment] (PDF) (Government publication) (in Spanish). Bogotá: Ministry of Environment. pp. 93–98. OCLC 39463138. Retrieved 2010-11-09.