- Country: Peru
- Geographic Coverage: National and Regional
- Local Lead Agencies:
- National Forest Service
- Ministry of Agriculture
- Ministry of Environment
- Ministry of Economy and Finance
- National Water Authority
- National Green Growth and Competitiveness Plan
- National Green Growth Plan for the Forest Sector– Supporting the Development of the National Forest and Wildlife Plan
- Peru Water-Green Growth Nexus
- National Green Growth Strategy
Peru is one of Latin America’s fastest growing economies and is expected to remain as such in the medium term. With a degree of economic stability in place, the Government of Peru (GoP) is working to ensure that the country’s development is inclusive and sustainable. Despite recent economic growth, significant socioeconomic disparities still exist between urban and rural populations, and some level of environmental degradation persists. The GoP is working to address these challenges through green growth and has engaged GGGI to promote green growth and sustainable development in three areas: forest policy, competitiveness and water policy.
Recognizing that deforestation impacts the livelihoods of a large portion of Peru’s rural population and contributes significantly to the country’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, the GoP is taking committed steps to stem the negative effects of deforestation, reduce GHG emissions, and preserve the value of forests for the country’s rural population. In 2012, GGGI supported the GoP in the design and implementation of the National Forest and Wildlife Plan (NFWP) that aims to development of an economically viable forest sector.
Throughout 2014, GGGI helped enhance forest-related ministerial coordination and provided support for the establishment of the institutional framework for the development of the NFWP.
In 2012, to enhance competitiveness in Peru, GGGI supported the National Competitiveness Council (CNC), part of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), integrate environmental issues into its Competitiveness Agenda 2014-2018.
In support of a sustainable water sector, GGGI worked closely in 2014 with the 2030 Water Resources Group (WRG), to design a joint work plan to facilitate the implementation of the National Water Authority’s (ANA) National Water Resources Management Plan. GGGI supported the formation of a multi-stakeholder committee of public and private partners to catalyze investment in water projects as well as the development of analytical tools to promote the use of innovative financial mechanisms for funding water projects. GGGI also signed an MoU in order to formalize its cooperation with ANA in early 2014.
See also Spotlight Peru
This project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.