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Peru’s guiding National Strategic Plan for Development focuses on turning sustainability into a driver of long-term prosperity.

Peru has an abundance of natural resources that serve as the backbone of its economy with more than 50 per cent of its territory covered by forest. Resource-driven growth has degraded the environment over the years, resulting in water and air pollution, soil erosion and deforestation, affecting all segments of society, particularly the most vulnerable. 

To combat this, Peru has made strides to turn sustainability concerns into drivers of government policy and long-term prosperity, notably seen in its Bicentennial Development Plan of 2011.  This set the stage for Peru to join PAGE in 2014, with the aim of promoting efficient use of resources, environmental quality, and green jobs creation. 

PAGE has since supported the integration of green growth into national planning, assisted the implementation of green sectoral and thematic policies and built both, individual and institutional capacity to support long-term change. 

PAGE started a gradual phase-out of support from Peru in 2019, with a sustainability plan developed. Work currently continues through the GIZ through the  “Transformation Towards a Green Economy in Cooperation with PAGE” initiative to enhance national capacity and ownership.

Important milestones in Peru include its 2018 National Competitiveness and Productivity Policy, integrating sustainability; sectoral and thematic reforms in green jobs, green industry, teleworking and urban transport; the introduction of IGE courses into national curricula and strengthened capacity on forward-looking policy analysis.  

This progress has supported achievement of the OECD Declaration on Green Growth and several SDGs, including SDGs 4 (Quality Education), 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), 10 (Reduced Inequalities), 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), 13 (Climate Action) and 17 (Partnership for the Goals).  

  • 2014

    National Steering Committee established

    PAGE work commences with the signing of a Declaration on Green Growth and the launch of a roadmap

  • 2015

    Formulation of a National Green Employment Plan initiated

    First international seminar on teleworking held

  • 2016

    Youth employment plans for the regions of Arequipa and Piura adopted by regional ordinances

    International Congress on teleworking and employment of the future held

    Guidelines for Green Growth approved, laying the foundation for the adoption of green growth

  • 2017

    Development of the Green Industry Policy commenced through a series of Green Industry Forums

    Event on telework as a mechanism to improve productivity held

  • 2018

    National Teleworking Strategy adopted with a supporting Plan

    Framework Law on Climate Change published by the new President

    National application of the Integrated Green Economy Modelling (IGEM) framework commences including series of trainings

    Circular Economy Roadmap for Industry adopted

    National Competitiveness and Productivity Policy adopted, with an objective on environmental sustainability

  • 2019

    National Plan for Competitiveness and Productivity approved, with specific milestones on environmental sustainability

    Course on economic modelling developed to be offered by the University of the Pacific from 2020

    National sustainability plan finalised as phase out period commences

  • 2020

    Pilot course on “Inclusive Green Economy Modelling” offered at the Universidad de Pacifico, Peru 

    ‘On the road to Green Growth’ event held with closing ceremony for PAGE and discussion on green economy recovery pathways 

  • Five-years of progress and the way forward

    On 13 October, PAGE organized a virtual closing ceremony of the five-year support to Peru, ‘On the Road to Green Growth’.  Hosted by […]

  • Capacity-building for Green Entrepreneurship  

    PAGE began supporting the development of a specialization programme on green enterprises in 2020, based on the Green Business Booklet […]

  • Pilot test of university course on Inclusive Green Economy Modelling

    PAGE developed a package of teaching materials for a semester-long course on “Inclusive Green Economy Modelling”, which were pilot tested […]

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