LIMA, PERU – September 22, 2017
Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director General of The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), visited Peru on September 21-22 to engage key partners on GGGI’s support for green growth. These included the Ministry of Economy and Finance, through the National Competitiveness and Formalization Council (CNCF), the Superintendence for Sanitation Services (SUNASS) and the Ministry of Environment (MINAM).
Dr. Rijsberman also met with Keun Ho Jang, the Korean Ambassador to Peru, to discuss collaboration opportunities with the Korean government and KOICA.
A central point of discussion was GGGI’s support for the design and implementation of the National Green Growth Strategy (NGGS), which is an important element in Peru’s efforts for OECD membership. GGGI will pursue NGGS implementation through assisting in the development of investments for green/natural infrastructure with SUNASS, MINAM, the National Water Authority (ANA) and others, as well as land use formalization issues.
The meeting with the Ministry of Environment was particularly significant, as both of the Vice Ministers, Marcos Alegre and Fernando Leon expressed their support for the Peru Country Planning Framework (CPF).
The CPF support by MINAM allows GGGI to expand its technical advice in key areas in which Peru is working to achieve its sustainable development. These areas are: Energy, Water and Sustainable Landscapes. In addition to expressing their support in the activities detailed in the CPF, Dr. Rijsberman and the Vice Ministers discussed issues in which GGGI member country experience could be used to support NDC implementation and financing.
About the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Based in Seoul, GGGI is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote green growth. The organization partners with countries to help them build economies that grow strongly, are more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change. GGGI works with countries around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact the lives of millions. To learn more about GGGI, see http://www.gggi.org and visit us on Facebook and Twitter.
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