Identifying synergies between Green Growth actions across national strategies and implementing priority options

At a Glance

Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 388 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting

Project Rationale

Peru’s impressive average economic growth rate of 5.9%61 over the past decade has largely relied on extractive sectors that have a significant impact on natural resources such as water quality and availability, and has resulted in land use changes including deforestation. Industrial activity and the growth of cities have also resulted in high levels of air pollution.
Peru assumed a series of green growth commitments following COP20 in Lima. These include the Peruvian NDCs, the SDGs, and preparation for the OECD membership process. Among the requirements for OECD membership is the recommendation to develop a National Green Growth Strategy (NGGS) that can coherently drive OECD green growth targets, NDC commitments, and the achievement of the SDGs. The purpose of the NGGS is to align current policy efforts in priority sectors and develop a roadmap to mobilize public and private funds for new initiatives that comply with OECD readiness and achieve NDCs and SDGs. The Government of Peru has requested GGGI’s support for the NGGS because of our specific green growth experience combined with a successful track record in inter-sectoral coordination and key INDC, SDG and OECD areas of land use and water.

Building on 2015-16 Work

The Government of Peru (GoP) requested GGG’s support in late 2015 to assist with the development of the NGGS that can align various short term priorities of the Government of Peru. In the 2015-16 WPB, GGGI assisted with the design of the NGGS, consisting of Peru’s green growth challenges, its green growth vision, objectives and major action areas. GGGI’s work complemented the Ministry of Environment’s work to develop the full NGGS, which will take place between June and August 2016.

GGGI is also assisting in the development of a high-level NGGS Implementation Plan in the second half of 2016. The Implementation Plan combines nascent initiatives in current sectoral plans, and recommendations from the Green Growth Planning Assessment in water and land use. The plan will consist of a list of high impact interventions as a result of multicriteria prioritization analysis based on green growth impact in the short, medium, and long term and will present high-level options for financing interventions.

In keeping with GGGI support for green growth planning in other member countries, the 2017-18 WPB builds on 2015-16 work by developing specific Action Plans in high priority areas of NDCs and OECD recommendations of land use and water, while ensuring synergies between different strategies in these important sectors.

Delivery Strategy


  • Develop action plan for the land-use sector that aligns the National Green Growth Strategy and other sectoral policies and submit to government
  • Develop action plan for the water sector that aligns the National Green Growth Strategy and other sectoral policies and submit to government
  • Deliver 2 workshops and 2 webinars to share knowledge in the region on sustainable land-use and water management


  • Government endorses action plans for the land-use and water sectors for implementation

Planned Results

The intended outcome of this project is that the GoP adopts the land use and water sector action plans developed for implementation. GGGI will achieve this by delivering the following outputs:

Action plan for land-use sector delivered. GGGI will build on prior work in land use that contributed to the development of the National Forest and Wildlife Plan (NFWP) by developing an expanded action plan for key land use activities in the NGGS that support achievement of NDC targets, SDGs related to climate resiliency mainstreaming and OECD green growth recommendations in forests and agriculture. Many of these priority activities will also provide co-benefits for government implementation of other major sectoral strategies for sustainable forest management and climate-resilient agriculture. The Action Plan will connect the NGGS with these sectoral plans. The Action Plan will be shaped through the identification of and consultation with key sectors and actors and research on international best practice. GGGI will develop policy options and investments, perform a prioritization exercise and consult with stakeholders to validate and finalize the Action Plan. Given Peru’s prioritization of mitigation measures in forest and agriculture practices for the INDCs, special emphasis will be placed upon these measures as part of the land use action plan.

Action plan for water sector delivered. GGGI will build on prior work in water that contributed to the development of the National Water Resources Plan (NWRP) by developing an expanded action plan in water stress and management for implementation. The Action Plan will connect the NGGS with water sector plans as the NGGS contains a wider variety of water initiatives including water pricing, reuse strategies and green infrastructure. These additional initiatives will support not only the roll-out of the NWRP, but also other sectoral strategies whose objectives seek to achieve NDC water commitments and SDG water goals. Both the GGPA and CPF processes identified the NGGS as a necessary instrument to help align current initiatives and prioritize key OECD recommendations such as pricing, reuse and green infrastructure that are absent from current policies. The Action Plan will be shaped through the identification of and consultation with key sectors and actors and research on international best practice.

GGGI will develop policy options and investments, perform a prioritization exercise and consult with stakeholders to validate and finalize the Action Plan. GGGI will also provide specialized support in the form of a detailed water pricing analysis. Research will be conducted on identified water pricing issues such as demand and supply for priority sectors and projections for pricing changes, potential water supply costs and proposed tariff scheme for cost recovery, and a current tariff scheme leveraging international best practices and GGGI experience in member countries.

By contributing to international commitments such as those described above, GGGI will also assist Peru in achieving its national development goals established in other multi-sectoral strategies such as the Competitiveness Agenda 2014-2018, the National Production Diversity Plan and others.

Knowledge shared on sustainable land use and water policy. GGGI’s Peru country team and KSD will organize a combination of one webinar and one regional knowledge sharing workshop on land use and also on water stress, management and pricing. Important lessons will be highlighted from countries also involved in REDD+ land use issues such as Colombia and Indonesia, where GGGI supports governments on issues similar to those in Peru. The workshops will be conducted in Peru and will be hosted by the GoP to inform stakeholders of best practices, experiences, innovations and lessons learned that can help underpin, reinforce, and strengthen the delivery and impact of the Action Plans. GGGI will conduct post-event assessments and extract success stories, examples, and case studies from each workshop. Additionally, the GGGI Peru team will increase its cross-project communication with Colombia and Indonesia to ensure that lessons learned from these countries can be incorporated into planning for Peru, and conversely, that elements from Peru’s progress can be shared to enrich planning in countries with similar green growth aspirations.


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