Country Area : 75,417 km2

Forested Area (1000 ha) : 15,323

UN-REDD Programme Partner Country : Yes

Type of UN-REDD Programme Support Received : National Programme, Targeted support, Support to country needs assessment (CNA)

FCPF Member : Yes

Active FCPF Grant Holder: Yes

Readiness Grant Holder: Yes

Carbon Fund: Yes

Progress against the Warsaw Framework for REDD+

Targeted support is being provided to stakeholder engagement, training for REDD+ specifically in the Peruvian context of indigenous peoples and other local stakeholders related to forests, financial REDD+ mechanism design, SIS institutional context analysis, classification system of land use; forest inventories; NFMS; regulation and guidelines of Forestry and Wildlife Law; private sector involvement and business models for the private sector in the conservation of forests, ecosystem services and REDD+; and social and environmental benefits of REDD. The country also undertook a needs assessment, supported by UN-REDD. Peru’s National Programme was provisionally approved in 2015.

National REDD+ Strategy/Action Plan
Initial targeted support to Peru (2013-14) related to awareness raising, capacity building and consultation workshops on key issues such as stakeholder engagement, SIS, benefit distribution and institutional context analysis to provide anti-corruption recommendations. The reports and videos (in English and Spanish) captured results and impacts based on the perspectives of those involved directly at the country-level. Follow up support (2014-15) is being provided and has led to the following achievements (in 2015):

  • Indigenious peoples strengthened capacities on REDD+ (the process included reaching an agreement between the Government of Peru and indigenous people’s organizations representatives on the capacity building strategy, an approach to include gender, and the topics to be included in the strategy) and inputs collected at the local level for the first draft of Peru´s National Strategy on Forests and Climate Change. As part of this process, a financial interim arrangement to implement the Joint Declaration of Intent Peru-Norway/Germany reached (JDI) has been agreed, while the Fund design continues.
  • Feasibility analysis launched for developing a carbon market as a funding alternative source for Peru’s National REDD+ Strategy. Database on forestry sector initiatives as an input for identification of priority areas for REDD+ activities that consider social and environmental benefits of REDD+ is completed.
  • Targeted support has also supported Peru in building capacities to implement the Forest and Wildlife Law and its associated regulations.

The needs assessment in Peru has focused on the transition from readiness to implementation. This is common in countries with other initiatives, particularly where payments for results coexist. The assessment includes progress and gaps under the UNFCCC and other bilateral arrangements, coordination among REDD+ projects, management and communication between donors and Peru for the financing of REDD+ activities as well as the sequencing and coordination of support. The assessment is expected to be finalized by April 2016.

National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS)
The Land Cover Classification System methodology and tools have been applied as a pilot experience in Ucayali and San Martin.

Safeguards and Safeguards Information System (SIS)
Stakeholders and institutions related to the SIS have been identified; current information system as well as technical, financial, and institutional capacities of entities potentially providing/generating information for the SIS have been assessed. Follow up actions include: developing recommendations from a comparative analysis of SIS deigns/progresses in four countries (Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Mexico); developing a proposal for Peru´s SIS institutional arrangements; and (3) developing specific recommendations for the draft SIS designed developed by MINAM. These outputs are expected to integrate elements of a country safeguard approach ensuring that links are made with the national strategy and legal framework analysis as well as how differing safeguard requirements can converge in a coherent manner within the SIS, taking also into account other inputs under development such as SESA.

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Technical assistant for the coordination of the UN-REDD programme Paraguay
Consultant REDD, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (PNUMA) (PNUE)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (PNUD)

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Total Approved Targeted Support Amount (US$) 1,070,763
#   Timeline   Financial Information   Work Area (SNA Outcome)
Date of Request 07.03.2012
Date of Approval 29.06.2012
Implementation Period (Months) 1
Status Completed
Amount Requested US$ 145,000
Amount Approved US$ 145,000
UN Agency Providing Support
Stakeholder Engagement
Safeguards and Multiple Benefits


Lead National Institution: Ministry of Environment, Advisory Committee.



Strengthen the informed participation of indigenous peoples and other institutions of civil society in the preparatory phase of REDD + supporting participatory design of mechanisms and instruments to ensure the involvement of these actors during the implementation of REDD + in the Country mechanism.

  1.     Stakeholder engagement strategy developed and validated.
  2.     Analysis of benefit sharing options developed.
  3.     Analysis of institutional framework developed.
  4.     Sectoral monitoring mechanism designed.
  5.     SAS monitoring tool developed.
  6.     Awareness of stakeholders on governance and anti-corruption strengthened.


#   Timeline   Financial Information   Work Area (SNA Outcome)
Date of Request 10.06.2014
Date of Approval 23.10.2014
Implementation Period (Months) 17
Status Under Implementation
Amount Requested US$ 925,763
Amount Approved US$ 925,763
UN Agency Providing Support
MRV and Monitoring
Stakeholder Engagement
Safeguards and Multiple Benefits
Green Economy and Private Sector


Lead National Institution: Ministry of Environment


  1. Local stakeholders´ capacities strengthened on REDD+.
  2. Indigenous Peoples Capacity-Building Plan for REDD+ targeted to institutional bodies developed and implemented.
  3. Financial mechanism that enables the use of economic resources obtained from reducing emissions in the context of REDD+ designed
  4. Institutional arrangement proposal developed for Peru´s Safeguards Information System.
  5. Options to enhance demand for REDD+ identified;
  6. Financing and promotion instruments to engage private sector identified and incorporated in the REDD+ National Action Plan.
  7. Business models for the private sector in the conservation of ecosystem services and REDD+ identified and promoted.
  8. Methodologies and tools developed for the Land Cover Classification System harmonization.
  9. Integrated initiatives undertaken for the multi-purpose forest monitoring system.
  10. Data analysis tool “Open Foris Calc” built for the national forest inventory 
  11. Consultation process undertaken of the forest regulation “Reglamento Ley Forestal y de Fauna Silvestre del Perú” in the Andean region and guidelines developed for the users of the forest regulation.