Laws, Policies and Strategies

Strategies and Policies

Regional Integrated development Plan 2014-2021 - Constitutes a new instrument for regional development action in the medium and long term by 2021. Outlines a regional strategic objective of promoting conservation and sustainable use of natural resources and biological diversity for the benefit of local populations, through promoting conservation, restoration and protection of ecosystems, including reforestation, and reduction in deforestation. Formally adopted through REGIONAL ORDINANCE N 00061-2016-CRGRH.

Huanuco Regional Climate Change Strategy 2017-2021 - In 2016, the Regional Environmental Commission finalized the Regional Climate Change Strategy and its Implementation Plan. The Strategy has three strategic objectives associated with the following axes: adaptation to climate change, management of GHG emissions, and governance/institutional development. Also, there are 17 activities planned to comply with the strategy. In 2018, the ERCC was approved through Regional Ordinance No. 080-2018-GRHCO.

Regional Agrarian Strategic Plan 2008-2021- Establishes 5 strategic objectives that include the promotion of agrarian activity in associations, the strengthening of agrarian programs, the promotion of diversified cultivation, the promotion of agrarian competitiveness and the sustainable use of Natural Resources.

Laws and Regulations

Regional Ordinance 71/2017 - declares regional interest in the zoning and forest management of the department of Huánuco and establishes the technical team responsible for developing forest zoning.

Regional Ordinance 68/2017 - Approves the creation of the infrastructure of spatial regional data of the regional government of Huánuco

Regional ordinance 67/2017 - approves the modification of the regional ordinance n ° 095-2014-cr-grh, which approves the recognition and recommendation of the regional environmental commission car- Huánuco

Ordinance 61/2016 – formally adopts the regional integrated development Plan -2014-2021

Regional Ordinance 58/2016 - declares as regional priority and interest area the recovery and environmental conservation of El Totoral wetlands

Regional Ordinance No.047-2016-CR-GRH - approves the proposal of the Regional Conservation Area "Bosque Montano de Carpish" and its technical file.

REGIONAL ORDINANCE N ° 031 - 2015 - CR-GRH- Approves the Modification of the Conformation of the Regional Technical Commission of the Ecological and Economic Zoning of the Territorial Organization of the Huánuco Region.

Regional Ordinance No.098-2014-CR-GRH - declares the conservation of biological diversity and the ecosystem values of the Carpish-montane forest as of regional public interest.

Regional Ordinance No.095 2014 CG-GRH-Approves the recognition and re-composition of the Regional Environmental Commission.

Regional Ordinance 47/2013 - Approves modifications to the Rules of Organization and Functions (ROF), including the structure and duties of the Regional Management of Natural Resources and Environmental Management.

Regional Ordinance 013-2012- The creation of a Regional Environmental Authority has been promulgated, but it is not in operation.In February 2018, through RER 105-2018 / GRH, it has formed a specialized technical committee for the creation and implementation of the Regional Environmental Authority

Regional Ordinance 13/2011 - Establishes the Regional Management of Natural Resources and Environmental Management as regional environmental authority as a technical-normative body, dependent on the general regional management.

Regional Ordinance N°016-2010- CR-GRH - approves the Regional Development Plan: Huánuco by 2021.

REGIONAL ORDINANCE N°052-2006-CR-GRH - creates the Regional Environmental Management System of Huánuco.

Institutional Framework

Regional Management of Natural Resources and Environmental Management- The Regional Management of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, is responsible for exercising the specific functions of the sector in the area of protected areas. It led by a Regional Manager, appointed by the Regional President, with direct dependence on the Regional General Management.

It is responsible for the implementation of the policies, rules and instruments of Regional Environmental Management and the conservation of natural resources, with a view to improving the quality of life of people, guaranteeing the existence of healthy, viable and functional ecosystems in the long-term and sustainable development of the country, through the prevention, protection and recovery of the environment and its components, the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources, in a responsible manner and consistent with respect for the fundamental rights of the individual.

Sub-management of Environmental Management- Institution dependent on the Regional Management of Natural Resources and Environment, is led by Deputy Manager commissioned by the Regional President. It is responsible for compliance with policies, rules and management instruments in environmental matter, implementing regional strategies regarding diversity biological diversity and climate change, within the framework of national strategies .Responsible to Formulate, execute, evaluate, direct, control and administer the plans and policies in environmental matters, in accordance with the plans of local governments. Implements the Regional System of Environmental Management, in coordination with the Regional Environmental Commission.

Sub-management of Natural Resources- A body dependent on the Regional Management of Natural Resources and Environmental Management. Led by a Deputy Manager, commissioned by the Regional President. The institution is responsible for compliance with the policies, norms and management instruments regarding conservation, recovery, management of natural resources, genetic and protected areas of the region.

Sub-management of Environmental Management- body dependent on the Regional Management of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, led by a Deputy Manager commissioned by the Regional President.The institution is responsible for compliance with policies, norms and management instruments in environmental matters, implementing regional strategies regarding biodiversity and climate change, within the framework of the respective national strategies.

Regional Directorate on Agriculture- The Regional Office of Agriculture of Huánuco, is the main institution for coordination at the regional level, of the activities of the Ministry of Agriculture.

In the environmental field, it complies with the proposal of management instruments such as plans, strategies, norms, guidelines, programs and projects to improve the environmental management of the sector, the sustainable use of the land resource for agricultural use, and the reduction of vulnerability and its adaptation to climate change in the sector, with the aim of conserving and making sustainable use of the renewable natural resources of its competence.

Directorate of Communities- The Directorate of Communities, is responsible for promoting, managing and managing the process of physical-legal sanitation of the organization and agrarian property of peasant and native communities. It depends hierarchically on the Regional Director.

Zoning and Spatial Planning

On June 9th, 2017, Huanuco established the technical team responsible for developing the regional forest zoning plan. It includes 2 representatives from the following institutions:

  • Regional Council of Huánuco.
  • Regional Management of Economic Development.
  • Regional Management of Natural Resources and Environmental Management.
  • Regional Management of Planning, Budget and Territorial Conditioning.
  • Regional Management of Social Development.
  • Regional Directorate of Agriculture Huánuco.
  • Regional Office of Transportation and Communications Huánuco.
  • Regional Directorate of Energy, Mines and Hydrocarbons Huánuco.
  • Regional Health Office Huánuco.
  • Regional Office of Education Huánuco.
  • Regional Direction of Production Huánuco.
  • Technical Forestry and Wildlife Administration
Engagement and Participation with Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

The Region of Huanuco has established a Directorate of Communities which is responsible for overseeing the legal process related to agrarian properties of peasant and native communities. The Directorate reports to the Regional Director. Functions of the Directorate of Communities include:

  1. Propose the regional agrarian policy for the physical and legal resolution of the communities, in coordination with the Office of Agrarian Planning.
  2. Perform physical and legal resolution actions of the peasant and native communities, in accordance with established guidelines and norms.
  3. Coordinate, organize, conduct and evaluate the process of recognition, demarcation and titling of peasant and indigenous communities and their subsequent registration.
  4. Verify, classify, organize, record, control, track and file titles.
  5. Conduct and organize the technical file of the titling process.
  6. Maintain updated registers and registers regarding the physical and legal sanitation of peasant and native communities.
  7. Maintain an updated directory of the titled and registered peasant communities.
  8. Absolve legal technical inquiries and issue opinions on matters of its competence.
  9. Prepare the database of peasant and native communities.
  10. Other duties assigned by the Regional Director and that corresponds to him by express dispositions

The Regional Government has also developed a project idea to support an Environmental Services Program for native communities in the region, providing compensation for reforestation, ecotourism, and agro-pastoral activities.