ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE
GOVERNANCE AND DEMOCRACY
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has been working in Peru for more than 50 years. Currently 137 national and 17 international employees, ten integrated specialists and eight development workers are working in the country (as of 31.12.2018). GIZ's country office is located in the capital, Lima.
Peru is a middle-income country (MIC) and aims to become a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) by 2021. Despite success in terms of economic growth and poverty reduction, considerable challenges remain in overcoming social and regional differences. Designing development without seriously detracting from the country’s megadiversity and causing an exponential increase in emissions harmful to the climate is a particular challenge, as are the necessary adaptation measures in a country especially hard hit by climate change.
Germany is assisting Peru in achieving its ambitious climate and biodiversity targets and its voluntary commitments in the context of the 2030 Agenda and its bid for OECD membership.
GIZ’s work in Peru can be summarised in three clusters:
- Environmental policy and the protection and sustainable use of natural resources
Topics covered range from general statutory and organisational conditions to the sustainable use of forests, the establishment of protected areas, climate risk insurance and steps to mitigate the impact of extreme weather events in infrastructure and agriculture.
- Sustainable urban development in the face of climate change
The three traditional sectors, energy (promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency), water (focusing on sewage treatment plants and the use of treated water) and transport (emphasising urban mobility), are combined as part of sustainable urban development that takes account of climate change.
- Democracy, civil society and public administration
Work focuses on modernising public administration through streamlined processes, digitalisation and qualified staff, and providing support in the fight against corruption.
The projects being implemented by GIZ in Peru were commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). Various other donors are also providing funding for the projects.