Contribution to the environmental objectives of Peru (ProAmbiente II)

Program description

Title: Contribution to the environmental objectives of Peru (ProAmbiente II)
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Country: Peru
Lead Executing Agency: Ministry of Environment (Ministerio del Ambiente – MINAM)
Overall term: 2017 to 2021

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Context

Peru is among the ten countries with the highest biological diversity worldwide. More than half of the country’s surface area is covered by the Amazon rainforest. Peru’s economic model is largely based on natural resources. However, the use of these resources is often neither climate or environmentally friendly nor geared towards sustainability. This particularly affects the Amazon rainforest, the ecosystems of which play a key role in preserving biodiversity and combating the climate crisis.

Peru has made significant progress in recent years by improving the legal framework and setting up institutions to protect the environment and climate. Nevertheless, the capacities of the authorities responsible and the coordination between actors are not yet sufficient for the effective implementation of environmental, forest and climate policy.

Objective

The protection of biodiversity and tropical forests has improved, while the use of natural resources is more climate and environmentally friendly.

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Approach

The project supports the management of nature reserves in accordance with international standards such as the Green List in order to preserve biological diversity in protected areas and buffer zones. The marketing of environmentally friendly products and sustainable tourism are improving the living conditions of the local population and increasing the acceptance of nature conservation.

Wood products from sustainable forest management are promoted along the entire production chain. The legality of products is tracked using digital tools.

The project provides technical assistance to develop stricter environmental criteria and implement more effective environmental management for investment projects.

The project’s cooperation partners are the Ministry of Environment (MINAM), the Ministry of Agriculture (MINAGRI), the National Service for Protected Areas (SERNANP), the National Service of Environmental Certification for Sustainable Investments (SENACE), the Agency for Environmental Assessment and Enforcement (OEFA), the National Forestry and Wildlife Service (SERFOR) and the Agency for the Supervision of Forest Resources and Wildlife (OSINFOR).

The project is being implemented with the support of GITEC-IGIP Consult GmbH.

Last update: November 2021