Peru reaching key milestones in rainforest protection

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Peru has stepped up efforts to reduce deforestation in the Amazon through the major international forest and climate alliance with Germany, Norway, the UK, and the US.

Important progress has been made on the expansion of protected areas and indigenous reserves and putting in place important policy and monitoring instruments. 

In this regard, Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze said in a joint statement of the involved countries at COP26: 

"I commend Peru for the critical achievements made so far in our joint partnership, and also for President Castillo’s government’s recognition of the important role that indigenous peoples and local communities play in protecting biodiversity and climate. This comes at the right time. I look forward to continue our important collaboration to continue working towards reduced deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon. "

The German government has already committed a total of EUR 210 million to projects that are linked to the achievement of the objectives of the Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) between the five countries. A large part of the commitments has already been delivered. As a long-time partner of Peru, Germany will continue its support of the JDI and stands ready to further develop the already significant cooperation with Peru.

To the BMU press release

The International Climate Initiative (IKI) supports cooperation among countries through its International Forest-Related Climate Finance project.

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