Catalyzing Peru's green growth

Lima, 10 October 2016 - Following Peru’s presidential elections and changes in government earlier this year, PAGE agencies are continuing to provide support to collaborating ministries and stakeholders, building on the activities of the past two years. These include, among others, macroeconomic studies and sectoral strategies on green industry and sustainable trade. Several meetings were held, including with Peru's Minister of Environment, Elsa Galarza, who has worked closely with PAGE.

The six priorities of the Ministry of Environment (MINAM) that will frame future PAGE interventions are:

  • Sustainable management of the country’s biological diversity, in particular its forest resources
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Efficient solid waste management
  • Integrated marine and coastal management
  • Prevention, pollution control and eco-efficiency
  • Adequacy of environmental institutions

MINAM emphasized the need to implement these priorities through a citizen-based and regional approach which promotes increased collaboration among public sectors.

The commitment from PAGE agencies and partners will continue emphasizing the cross-sectoral character of green growth initiatives and strategies which require strong collaborations not only among Ministries, but also with private sector and civil society representatives. Retaining a strong focus on green growth, MINAM’s vision is to ensure close collaboration with various ministries, in particular with the Ministry of Economy and Finance.  

In the coming weeks, the new national PAGE Steering Committee will meet to review PAGE’s work plan and discuss priorities for the coming year. 

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