Peru fast facts
Key cross-sectoral policies:
National Green Growth Strategy for 2016-2021
Key thematic and sectoral action areas in 2017:
Green jobs and teleworking
Natural resource management (forests and water)
Peru has committed itself to undertaking a far-reaching, ambitious green growth development pathway. PAGE’s engagement in Peru has the overall objective of integrating the concept of green growth into national development planning, including:
- National Strategic Plan for Development: Peru 2021
- Guidelines for Green Growth
- National Green Growth Strategy
PAGE’s work will support the country’s fulfillment of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Declaration on Green Growth and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Peru is achieving this through:
- Supporting the development of national and sectoral green growth policies with evidence-based analysis
- Convening and collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders from the public and private sectors and from civil society
- Putting a strong focus on communication and outreach to foster active involvement from relevant actors
Progress in 2017: A Snapshot
Measuring Green Economy Impact
PAGE has been supporting the development and dissemination of a green growth policy impact assessment.
- compares the long-term impact of green growth scenarios and business as usual and
- lays out green growth policies and indicators for the forestry, agriculture and transport sectors.
A broader dissemination strategy has been drafted and is being implemented by PAGE in order to reach other targeted audiences such as the private sector, workers organizations, civil society, academy, international cooperation and donors.
Boosting Green Jobs through Teleworking
Teleworking forms a strategic axis within Peru's national strategy for Green Jobs. In 2017, PAGE has been:
- contributing to the formulation of the national policy for the promotion of teleworking.
- promoting the benefits of Teleworking as “a mechanism to improve productivity" amongst both the public and the private sector.
Improving waste management
At the sectoral level, PAGE has been involved with the formulation of a joint project on “Waste Management in Arequipa” with the participation of the Ministries of Labour and of Environment and the Poverty and Environment Initiative (PEI).
The focus has been placed on the provision of training for recyclers in Arequipa around business and waste management to guarantee the sustainability of their business activities and for the promotion of green jobs.
PAGE continues to support the Green Industry Policy in Peru through:
- Technical assistance
- Convening workshops with key stakeholders
PAGE also organised a productive dialogue on circular economy between the National Steering Committee and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation right after the first National Green Industry Forum held in Lima in 2017.
How does PAGE's work in Peru meet its objectives?
Outcome 1: National policymaking
In Peru, PAGE support for outcome 1 has been centred around stakeholder engagement for sustainability of these efforts and building partnerships for effective implementation of these plans and strategies.
The Threshold 21 model developed by PAGE starting in 2015 and published in its final version in 2017, provided strong evidence and policy appraisal to inform Inclusive Green Economy plans and strategies, such as the Guidelines for GG and the execution of a National Green Growth Strategy.
Also in 2017, PAGE has:
- begun the process of mapping how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are being implemented at a national level, and identified the stakeholders involved;
- continued its work around the promotion and implementation of its 2015 Threshold 21 modelling study;
- furthered its commitment towards bolstering and consolidating national coordination amongst relevant counterparts around green growth related activities in Peru.
Outcome 2: Sectoral reform
The sectoral reform process was further advanced where PAGE supported implementation of sectoral policies. Priority sectors targeted for this reform included green industry development, waste management, forest management, sustainable trade and green jobs (specifically around teleworking). PAGE also developed a study on water management and its impacts on the competitiveness and sustainability of the agricultural sector in the Peruvian coast.
PAGE support has been provided in the form of policy assessments, high level stakeholder engagements, capacity building, knowledge product generation, consultations and dialogues, and garnering partnership support including the establishment of co-funding with key partners.
Outcome 3: Strengthening capacity
To raise awareness of green economy in Peru and support the dissemination of results, PAGE Peru has redesigned its website. An internal document repository has also been created for members of the National Steering Committee to share reports, meeting minutes, and global PAGE documents. Also, an internal monthly newsletter has been issued in order to inform key partners about the progress, results, highlighted activities and upcoming events of PAGE.
PAGE support in Peru is also starting to gain increasing national attention. In the lead up to the Ministerial Conference in Berlin, a video highlighting how PAGE has informed policy making in Peru was ran in Lima, and the German Ambassador to Peru, Mr. Jörg Ranau, shared his perspectives on Green Growth in Peru, the decarbonization of the global economy, and successful projects developed in Peru within the framework of international cooperation between Peru and Germany.
PAGE also continues to be represented in several external events including “the First Panel on Employment and Sustainability for the 2030 Agenda, in the framework of the SDG 8 and NEXOS 1”, which brought together private sector initiatives, civil society and individuals for sustainability in Peru. A strong focus has also continued to be placed in 2017 on training and capacity building with various Peruvian stakeholders on relevant green economy activities, especially for teleworking, green industry and green modelling (Threshold 21 and its integration to other models).
Outcome 4: Knowledge sharing
PAGE is supporting countries to improve their Inclusive Green Economy knowledge base by generating and sharing knowledge products such as manuals, reports, lessons learned and best practices with the aim to inform and support national policy analysis and formulation.
For knowledge sharing, PAGE organizes high level events, conferences, workshops involving current and future PAGE countries to build networks and global platforms to exchange experiences and information.
SDGs and Paris Agreement Articles
In Peru, PAGE is contributing towards the achievement of five SDGs (8, 9, 10, 12, 13, and 17) through boosting green jobs and industry.