Climate change and biodiversity conservation policies in Peru

Amazonian indigenous producer shows off his cocoa plantations

Amazonian indigenous producer shows off his cocoa plantations © GIZ/Luis Carrera

On October 25, the second IKI-Projects meeting in Peru took place, with the objective to promote synergies in the implementation of actions to face climate change and to conserve biodiversity.

An average of 60 representatives of IKI projects and their respective counterparts of the Peruvian government attended the IKI Peru meeting 2019. Likewise, the Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety (BMU) participated.

The aim of this meeting was to know the priorities of the IKI, exchange knowledge between IKI projects and the Peruvian counterparts, and learn about how the activities of the IKI projects contribute to the priorities of the Peruvian government.

Participants of the second IKI-Projects meeting in Peru On October 25.

Since many years, Peru has been showing its commitment to face climate change actively with its climate change and biodiversity conservation policies. At international level, in July 2016 Peru ratified its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), which seek to reduce 20% of the country’s GHG emissions by 2030 and strengthen its adaptation policies to reduce its vulnerability to climate change. At national level, in 2018 the Peruvian government enacted the Climate Change Framework Law. This law stablishes general arrangements for the coordination, articulation, design, implementation, report, monitoring, evaluation and dissemination of public policies for the integral management of climate change. Moreover, it defines competences and functions for the three government levels: national, regional and local.

Amazon rainforest of San Martín, Peru © GIZ/Thomas Müller

Regarding biodiversity, in 2018 Peru delivered to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) the sixth national report, corresponding to the 2014-2018 period. This report presents the progress regarding the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, including the increase in the knowledge of new species, as well as information on their management, and the fair distribution of the benefits derived from the sustainable use of resources. This information will be used for the elaboration of the Fifth Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO5) and will contribute to the implementation of new strategies and global goals of the Strategic Plan for Biological Diversity, which will be approved in China in 2020.