Huánuco Peru

Phase 3 of the Forests, Farms and Finance Initiative "Building bridges between local policies, REDD + and initiatives for sustainable supply chains" will support the construction of jurisdictional low emissions rural development plans.

In Peru, the 3FI initiative is led by the Earth Innovation Institute and the Amazon Regional Council (CIAM, in Spanish) and is developing incentives for low-emission rural development under a production and protection approach. The activities of 3FI in the Peruvian Amazon are led by the regional governments and are open to the participation of any public or private institution that wishes to contribute. 3FI considers with special attention the participation of indigenous peoples and women in the activities to be carried out. The initiative is based on empowering the progress of each region to make the necessary incentives proposals by building tailored instruments for each jurisdiction. Output from the project include: (a) developing regional plans or roadmaps to promote a transition to low-emission rural development; (b) promoting a transparent dialogue process at the regional level which includes the perspectives of indigenous peoples and women; and (c) developing a business plan to attract private investment and promote low-emission rural development in the Peruvian Amazon.

PartnersEarth Innovation Institute, CIAM
Initiative TypeTechnical Assistance Partnership
Initiative StatusUnder Implementation

Development of policies and monitoring instruments for rural development plan for the Amazon.

This project seeks reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions associated with deforestation and promote sustainable use of natural resources in the field of six regional governments in the Peruvian Amazon as contribution to mitigation and adaptation to climate change, biodiversity conservation, improved livelihoods of the local population and the development of practices regional, national and international policies and market mechanisms for rural development under emissions.The project will be implemented in two scales. At the interregional scalepolicies and monitoring instruments will be developed for rural development plans for the Amazon under a competitive, inclusive and low emission approach. The second scale is local and focuses on the basin of the Pachitea to develop a platform for low-emission rural development and strengthen capacities of local authorities and indigenous organizations. Work on the Pachitea is led by Instituto del Bien Comun - IBC. 

The project is expected achieve as first product the development of an Interregional Plan for promotion of a low emission development involving all participating regions. The project will also develop a platform for performance monitoring territorial performance as well as models of competitive and inclusive governance and incentives to reduce deforestation.

PartnersRegional Governments, Forest Trends, IBC
Initiative TypeTechnical Assistance Partnership
Initiative StatusUnder Implementation

This project supports regions in strengthening their management capacity and monitoring in forestry, with their equipment offices and checkpoints. The project also has specific activities with regional governments and the management of protected areas, forest land, advancing the national forest inventory, implementation of spatial data infrastructures, implementation of anticorruption plan in the forestry sector, improved control and forest monitoring and promotion of forestry value chains. The project also has a grant fund for submitting public investment projects at regional level. 

PartnersNational forest and Wildlife Service, Andean Development Corporation, regional governments
Funding SourceNational forest and Wildlife Service, Andean Development Corporation, regional governments
Funding Amount$76M
Initiative TypeTechnical Assistance Partnership, Public Investment
Initiative StatusUnder Implementation

This Coalition of 52 member organizations from government, private sector and civil society seeks to promote sustainable rural development and create synergies between regional governments, the private business sector, producer organizations, NGOs and organizations representing indigenous peoples. The coalition has established an agenda to promote development amazon focused on: i) ensuring land rights and forest native communities and agricultural and forestry producers; ii) optimizing the sustainable use of forest landscapes in the Amazon; iii) building the set of enabling conditions and generate the necessary changes for rural development low emission. Goals of the coalition include reducing deforestation associated with agriculture, creating roadmaps for public - private coordination by Amazon region, designing an architecture of financing, increasing the productivity of agricultural crops and increasing the value of forests and promote forest plantations. It is expected that these measures will open a pathway to build sustainable jurisdictions, especially in the value chains of the Amazon through a Production - Protection approach. A group of companies from the Pro Ucayali network, comprising the largest companies in the region, have joined the coalition.

PartnersGORE San Martin, GORE Ucayali, GORE Amazonas, GORE Madre de Dios, GORE Huanuco.
Initiative TypePublic Private Partnership
Initiative StatusAgreement Signed

8 million soles for Afforestation, Reforestation and Ecosystem Restoration in the Pachitea-Puerto Inca Basin, development of 2,500 hectares to support 2,500 beneficiaries in rural and native communities.

The project is in the initial stagesof development and would adopt a produce-protect approach to protect forests.The project presents an opportunity to stop the expansion of deforestationand to source raw materials to localities with forestry potential and give sustainability to forest conservation activities and the protection ofendangered native communities. At the moment it is inserted in the Multiannualprogramming to 2021, of the Regional Government Huánuco.

PartnersRegional Government of Huánuco and multiple provinces and districts
Initiative TypePublic Private Partnership
Initiative StatusIn Discussion

Initiative in the Aspuzana Valley, in the Pucayacu District to increase productive capacity and include farmers in "deforestation-free" cacao value chains. 

PartnersSERNANP, CIMA-Cordillera Azul, Althelia Ecosphere+
Funding SourceAlthelia Ecosphere+

From an integral management of the landscape, the objective of the project is to promote sustainable production systems, free of deforestation, to generate multiple environmental benefits. The project covers a national scale at the level of policies and regulations, and another at the level of territorial management. The latter is located in the Ucayali region (Padre Abad province and Nueva Requena district) and in the Huánuco region (Puerto Inca province). The project area covers 2.2 million hectares, in which there are protected natural areas, forests of permanent production, timber and non-timber concessions, rural properties, native communities and approximately one third of the territory is not categorized.

The project is based on three components:

1. Improve the policy, planning and governance framework for the harmonized use of land and avoid deforestation.

2. Promote incentives and financial mechanisms for sustainable production, providing access to producers to certification standards and markets.

3. Strengthen technical capacities to rehabilitate and preserve ecosystems.

PartnersUNDP, Ministry of the Environment
Funding SourceUNDP
Funding Amount$ 500,000
Initiative StatusIn Implementation

Through an innovative Public-Private Partnership between the Peruvian State through the National Service of Protected Areas-SERNANP, the Centro de Investigación y Manejo de Áreas Naturales–CIMA Cordillera Azul, and the Althelia Climate Fund, the Cordillera Azul National Park REDD+ Project is preserving more than 1.3 million hectares of pristine montane rainforest within the Cordillera Azul National Park, and supporting the sustainable land use of its rich buffer zone large of 2.5 million hectares. The Park, which is among one of the largest protected areas in Peru, is bigger than the US state of Connecticut and is home to around 6,000 plant species, more than 80 large and medium size mammal, around 180 species of fishes, and over 600 species of birds.  On large mammals, 11 are listed on CITES-I, including spectacled bears, giant otters, jaguars, cougar, bush dogs and giant armadillos; as well as 9 bird species, including harpy eagle, curassow and several macaws.

The project will protect this unique biodiversity and restore degraded lands with agroforestry systems (cocoa & coffee) in the buffer zone relied upon by small farmers and local communities for their livelihoods, and as consequence it will avoid more than 15 million tonnes CO2 emissions over the next 6 years due to the reduction on deforestation, which is equivalent to the emissions from all the flights passing through London’s Heathrow Airport over the same period.

PartnersPeruvian State through the National Service of Protected Areas-SERNANP, the Centro de Investigación y Manejo de Áreas Naturales–CIMA Cordillera Azul, and the Althelia Climate Fund