Peru fast facts
Key cross-sectoral policies:
National Green Growth Strategy for 2016-2021
Guidelines for Green Growth
National Competitiveness and Productivity Policy
Key thematic and sectoral action areas:
Green jobs and teleworking
Natural resource management (forests and water)
Capacity development on green economy modelling
Targeted outreach with journalists and media
University courses on IGE and green growth
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 Competitiveness and Productivity Policy
Peru is achieving this through:
- Supporting the development of national, sub-national and sectoral green economy 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 2018: A Snapshot
Enhanced Capacity for Green Economy Modelling
PAGE partnered with the University of the Pacific and the Ministry of Production to build capacity for integrated green economy modelling.
In 2018 this included:
- A training to transfer knowledge to government officials and members of academia on the evaluation of green policies in different sectors;
- More advanced, expert trainings on integrated green economy model calibration and green industrial policies.
Promoting Green Jobs
PAGE is working with the Peruvian government to develop its National Green Jobs Plan, which will be incorporated into the National Employment Policy.
To support this, in 2018 PAGE:
- Convened the National Forum on the Promotion of Green Jobs, focusing on public-private dialogue to promote a just transition and green job creation;
- Partnered with SOCIEUX+ (an EU programme) to support three training workshops on green jobs promotion in national policies, and in the waste management and tourism sectors.
Supporting Green Industry
Building on the successful Green Industry Fora organized at the national and regional level since 2017, PAGE has developed a policy document on green industry.
The recommendations from this policy document will be incorporated into the National Industry Policy, currently being developed by the Ministry of Production.
Coherent Implementation of the SDGs and NDCs
PAGE is working with GIZ to foster synergies between low-carbon development and the SDGs and Peru’s NDCs.
Launched in 2018, the GIZ project aims to strengthen the capacity of public institutions to implement the SDGs and Peru’s NDCs through promotion of inclusive green economy.
The project will continue after PAGE’s engagement in Peru scales back in 2019, making it a key means for ensuring the sustainability of the inclusive green economy transition going forward.
PAGE impact in Peru - 2013-2018
Outcome 1: National policymaking
An important element of PAGE’s engagement in Peru has focused on green growth, in line with Peru’s national strategic plan for development, the Peru 2021: Bicentennial Plan.
PAGE’s work started with an analysis of the Peruvian economy and its green growth potential, which informed a green growth policy assessment using a Threshold 21 system dynamics model.
As a result of this work, the Guidelines for Green Growth, which lay the foundation for the adoption of green growth as the means of achieving a holistic and integrated approach to development, were approved by the government. To facilitate the implementation of these Guidelines, PAGE identified 12 policy tools for the government to employ in the short term, including the modification of the tax structure on fuel in order to fund the energy transition.
Outcome 2: Sectoral reform
PAGE has supported policy reform in priority sectors, including green industry development, waste management, forest management and sustainable trade. PAGE has promoted green jobs through support for the adoption of the National Teleworking Pact and the development of the National Green Jobs Plan, as well as the development of regional youth employment plans.
PAGE has also developed a study on water management and its impacts on the competitiveness and sustainability of the agricultural sector on 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 build technical and institutional capacities and a broad support base for inclusive green economy, PAGE has engaged with public officials, opinion leaders, journalists and the broader media through tailored green economy trainings and outreach, multimedia communications, forums and debates.
To build institutional capacity in assessment and policy design, PAGE has supported trainings, expert consultations and on-the-job learning for the formulation and use of short-, medium- and long-term economic models aligned with green growth.
Key beneficiaries of this work include:
- the Ministry of Production
- the Ministry of Economy and Finance
- the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics
- the University of the Pacific
- the National Strategic Planning Centre—the government’s focal point for the SDGs
PAGE is also working to design two courses on green growth and development and green economy modelling, which the University of the Pacific will offer as a regular course within its curriculum from 2019.
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 support is helping the Government to formulate policies that contribute to national development priorities and is contributing towards the achievement of SDGs 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 17 through boosting green jobs and industry and promoting green economy learning and capacity building.