EUROCLIMA+ supports the platform of the indigenous peoples of Peru to face climate change with their knowledge and practices
The launch event was held for the installation process of an intercultural dialogue platform to address the challenges posed by climate change. The launch event was held by the Ministry of the Environment of Peru (MINAM), with the collaboration of the Ministry of Culture and representatives from the seven representative organisations of the indigenous peoples of Peru.
This space promotes the appreciation, recognition and ability to disseminate indigenous knowledge and practices that contribute to the management of climate change in the country, in accordance with the provisions of the Paris Agreement. In addition, it also facilitates compliance with one of the most important commitments assumed by the Ministry of the Environment in the prior consultation process on the regulation of the Framework Law on climate change, which was supported by the EUROCLIMA+ programme.
The Platform will be in charge of presenting to Peru’s High Level Commission on Climate Change its recommendations on the incorporation of its traditional and ancestral knowledge and practices in the comprehensive management of this climate phenomenon.
Likewise, among its main tasks will be that of building an indigenous climate agenda, which incorporates gender, intercultural and intergenerational approaches to develop adaptation and mitigation measures for the benefit of the local populations of Peru.
During the event, the Minister of the Environment of Peru, Kirla Echegaray, stressed that this space represents a new model of climate governance, and that it is an opportunity for well-being and development to include the intercultural approach, equality and informed participation as central axes.
EUROCLIMA+ is a programme funded by the European Union to promote environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient development in 18 Latin American countries, especially for the benefit of the most vulnerable populations. The programme is implemented through the synergic work of seven agencies: Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), French Development Agency (AFD), Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Expertise France (EF), International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP), and UN Environment.