SAN MARTÍN, PERU – April 26, 2018 – Since 2017, GGGI has supported Peru’s Ministry of Environment (MINAM), through the Directorate for Environmental Quality and Eco-efficiency (DCAE), for the implementation of the Eco-efficient Public Institutions Initiative (EcoIP). EcoIP is a capacity building and technical assistance program in eco-efficiency management for public institutions developed within the framework of the Competitiveness Agenda 2014-2018 of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF). The Competitiveness Agenda has a target of 30% of the Peruvian public institutions effectively implementing eco-efficiency programs for improved resource use.
EcoIP obtained successful results in 2017, with 8 of the Public Institutions (PI), taking part of EcoIP and being nominated by MINAM as ‘Eco-efficient IP Models’ at the national level. The nomination of a PI model is a PI that reach higher results than expected. The success of public institutions provided both incentive for an expanded program at the national level in 2018 as well as the rollout to the regions. To this end, GGGI supported MINAM in the devleopment of a pilot in San Martín, an emblematic region in the Amazon jungle.
The launch event of EcoIP at the regional level was held on April 26 in Moyobamba – San Martin, and included representatives of the Regional Government and Municipalities that formalized their participation in EcoIP. GGGI supported MINAM’s team in the opening event and technical visits to the government offices for an initial diagnostic that will contribute to baseline information.
There are six IP selected to be part of Regional EcoIP: the Regional Government of San Martín, the Provincial Municipality of Moyobamba and the District Municipalities of Nueva Cajamarca, Calzada, Posic and Jepelacio.
The EcoIP Initiative is a program led by MINAM since 2016 that that is focused on increasing eco-efficiency skills and institutionality in government offices, as well as providing technical assistance to eco-efficiency managers. GGGI has supported MINAM in developing business cases for improved eco-efficiency, as well as the systematization of reporting information regarding natural resource use (electricity, solid waste, water, fuel) that encourages efficiency in public institutions.
More information can be found in the press release of the official MINAM website.
Contact details: Paola Cordova, Peru Green Growth Officer (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)