In the third set of video interviews from CDKN’s South-South Learning Exchange on bankable project development, two international experts – CDKN’s Ari Huhtala and the UNFCCC’s Miki Higashi – talk about the finance and project development opportunities presented by the Paris climate agreement, while Veronica Villena of Peru’s Ministry of Environment provides insight on the realities of climate policy development and financing at the national level. [more...]
Peru is ranked 82nd on the Human Development Index (UNDP; Human Development Index, 2014). However, it experiences marked economic inequality and income per capita below the world average. Its main economic activities include export agriculture, fisheries, mining and manufacturing of products such as textiles.
Peru is highly vulnerable to climate change and its vulnerability is set to increase between 2010 and 2030 (DARA; Climate Vulnerability Monitor, 2012). More than half of the Peruvian population (52%) live on the coastline, 36.9% in the Andean región and 11% reside in the Amazonian lowlands. It is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world and is abundant in natural mineral resources. Almost 60% of Peru’s land area is covered by forest.