PERU

JOINED PAGE IN 2013

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Located on the west coast of South America with more than 50% of its territory covered by forest, Peru is endowed with abundant natural resources, especially minerals, which serve as the backbone of the economy. Despite a slight slowdown in recent years, it has enjoyed strong economic growth since the turn of the century, allowing it to make significant strides in key development areas such as access to water and sanitation, access to energy and overall poverty reduction. Resource-driven growth has nevertheless led to environmental degradation and increasing pressure on natural capital, often resulting in the poorest segments of the population bearing the highest costs. Growing threats such as water and air pollution, soil erosion and deforestation all presented significant challenges that called for increased attention.[1]

In order to steer the country towards a development scenario reconciling economic development with social inclusiveness and environmental sustainability, Peru has embarked on a journey towards productivity-driven growth and increased resource efficiency. Building on commitments made on the international stage to sustainable development, climate action and biodiversity conservation among others, Peru has in recent years integrated such objectives in national planning efforts such as the Bicentennial Development Plan (adopted in 2011), rendering explicit and actionable its desire to turn sustainability concerns into drivers of government policy.

PAGE engagement in Peru started in 2013 with the overall aim of promoting the efficient use of resources, environmental quality, and green jobs creation in key sectors of the economy. PAGE has since supported the integration of green growth and related concepts into national planning, provided assistance with the formulation and implementation of national and sectoral green economy public policy proposals, and helped catalyze various capacity-building initiatives.

PAGE activities in Peru are notably contributing towards the achievement of SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities), SDG 13 (Climate Action) and SDG 17 (Partnership for the Goals).

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PAGE'S WORK IN PERU

PROGRESS 2016                    |                    PROGRESS 2017

 

LATEST ACTIVITY

PeruOctober 2018 - PAGE is in the process of finalizing the National Green Jobs Plan together with the Ministry of Labour and Employment Promotion. Consultations within PAGE (agencies + Ministries) on the final draft of the plan, will be held on Oct. 30th

INTEGRATION OF INCLUSIVE GREEN ECONOMY (IGE) GOALS & TARGETS INTO SDG ALIGNED NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING

INTEGRATION OF INCLUSIVE GREEN ECONOMY (IGE) GOALS & TARGETS INTO SDG ALIGNED NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING

In an attempt to ensure policy coherence and facilitate adequate coordination between government actors as well as with other stakeholders, PAGE has worked with Peru on incorporating green economy principles in national development planning.

In light of an initial PAGE stocktaking study and preliminary findings from the PAGE T21 modelling assessment, PAGE assisted the Ministry of Environment with the design of a roadmap towards its overarching National Green Growth Strategy , aligned with Peru´s international commitments (Agenda 2030, Paris Agreement, OECD Country Programme).

Intent on fostering a participatory approach, PAGE has for instance developed a study on “Union Proposals - Towards a Fairer and Greener Economy in Peru”, which enabled taking into account the contributions of worker unions into the design of sectoral tools such as the National Green Jobs Plan.

EVIDENCE-BASED SECTORAL AND THEMATIC REFORMS

EVIDENCE-BASED SECTORAL AND THEMATIC REFORMS

Following the identification of a number of priority sectors and various key cross-sectoral themes, PAGE work has focused on creating an enabling policy environment for impactful green economy initiatives to develop.

PAGE has provided technical assistance to the Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion with the design of the national green jobs strategy with the ambition to generate job opportunities that promote environmental sustainability and respond to future economic trends. PAGE has also provided support in specific sectors such as waste management and sustainable forest management but also relative to specific/vulnerable groups such as youth and women.

PAGE has supplied policy development support to the Ministry of Production in the green industry sector and assisted the government in providing technical analysis and related stakeholder mobilization efforts, notably through the organization of various forums at both national and sub-national level.

Finally, PAGE support has also focused on sustainable trade, with a preliminary study for the drafting of a bio trade strategy.

INDIVIDUAL, INSTITUTIONAL AND PLANNING CAPACITIES STRENGTHENED

INDIVIDUAL, INSTITUTIONAL AND PLANNING CAPACITIES STRENGTHENED

In an effort to facilitate green economy action amongst a critical mass of stakeholders, PAGE activities have actively sought to strengthen green growth capabilities of government actors and stakeholders in both the private sector and civil society.

PAGE has worked on strengthening the Peruvian government’s modelling capacities for green growth through various capacity building workshops on the formulation and use of short, medium and long term economic growth models. PAGE has also focused on communication and outreach in order to foster multi stakeholder engagement, notably by conducting media trainings for journalists on green growth concepts, objectives and strategies.