Validation Workshop Held for Green Industry Assessment in Peru

Peru, 17 June 2015 -  The Validation Workshop for the Green Industry Assessment Peru took place on the premises of the Ministry of Production of Peru (PRODUCE). The event was jointly organized by UNIDO and the Ministry of Production of Peru under the framework of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy(PAGE).

The aim of the Green Industry Assessment is to develop specific green industrial policy recommendations while mobilizing stakeholders to contribute with ideas and get involved in the design and formulation of policies that will help Peru shift towards a green economy. Combining the analysis of long-term structural change and the role of green industrial policy, it focuses on the creation and promotion of green industries in Peru.

The study was jointly developed by national experts from Peru as well as international experts from the Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI), taking into account the contributions of policy-makers, entrepreneurs, academics, directors of non-governmental organizations, officials from international organizations and other industrial stakeholders.

At this validation workshop, the results of the study were presented in order to be verified and discussed by the national stakeholders. The workshop was attended by over 40 participants from various industrial sectors in Peru as well as specialized national and international organizations. The workshop began with an opening ceremony with welcoming remarks from the following officials: Mr. Miguel Rodriguez, Master of Ceremonies and national coordinator of PAGE Peru; Mr. Carlos Gustavo Carrillo, Vice Minister of MSE and Industry at PRODUCE, Peru; as well as Mr. Johannes Dobinger, UNIDO representative for the Andean Region.

After this introduction, the experts presented the status quo of green industry in Peru, the applied methodology, and the main outcomes of the assessment. This presentation was followed by a lively discussion, where the audience provided very fruitful questions and inputs to the identified key sectors as well as to the proposed policy tools. The comments of the workshop were collected and taken into account for the finalization of the study.

During the closing ceremony, Ms. Carmen Moreno, the Director of the International Labour Organization for the Andean countries, underlined the positive effects of the joint effort between the Government and the UN system to identify key elements for a national green growth strategy.

For more information (en español) please visit http://pageperu.org.pe/.