Peru develops a framework for No Net Loss

The Gov­ern­ment of Peru has been devel­op­ing a national frame­work for No Net Loss of bio­di­ver­sity, which cul­mi­nated in the release of a Min­is­te­r­ial Res­o­lu­tion on bio­di­ver­sity com­pen­sa­tion dur­ing the UNFCCC dur­ing the COP20 in Decem­ber 2014 in Lima. The gov­ern­ment now aims to imple­ment its com­pen­sa­tion guide­lines and a multi-year roadmap to imple­ment the Resolution.

In early 2014 a spe­cial­ized agency called SENACE (Ser­vi­cio Nacional de Cer­ti­fi­ca­cion Ambi­en­tal) was estab­lished to ensure sus­tain­able invest­ments for large scale projects. The agency forms part of the national sys­tem of EIAs (SEIA). The agency is hosted by the Min­istry of Envi­ron­ment but includes a Board with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Min­istry of Econ­omy & Finance, Min­istry for Mines and Energy, Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture, Min­istry of Pro­duc­tion and Min­istry of Health. For­est Trends jointly with GIZ and other donors are closely work­ing with SENACE to build capac­ity of this new agency which will have some 100 employ­ees. The Min­istry is also work­ing closely with a civil soci­ety plat­form (which includes WCS, CCF and SPDA) on imple­ment­ing the road-map which is already test­ing pilot projects for No Net Loss in dif­fer­ent ecosys­tems and sec­tors in Peru. The­ses pilots will ulti­mately inform and develop the met­rics and nec­es­sary guide­lines referred to in the Min­is­te­r­ial Resolution.

This infor­ma­tion was retrieved from the lat­est (May 2015) BBOP Newslet­ter.




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