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  • Peru’s Indigenous communities are the most vulnerable sectors to climate change.

    Peru’s Indigenous communities are the most vulnerable sectors to climate change. | Photo: EFE

Published 12 December 2018

Peru deserves a government that's committed to tackling climate change mitigation from “all possible angles,” the minister said.

Peru is searching for environmentally-savvy investors to participate in a national climate agenda, Environmental Minister Fabiola Muñoz said Wednesday at the Climate Summit (COP24) in Poland.

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"Peru is one of the countries with the most biodiversity, which makes us very vulnerable to changes in the climate...We do not want bad investors, we want responsible people,” Muñoz said.

Peru deserves a government that's committed to tackling climate change mitigation from “all possible angles,” said Muñoz, noting that Indigenous communities are the most vulnerable sectors to climate change and should be protected.

"Nowadays, everything we do has to be climatically intelligent, both in the private sphere and in the public sphere (...) That is why we are also strongly committed to the circular economy, since today we must worry as much about the input as for the waste generated by their production,” he said.

"We hope that we can finalize a defined action plan to comply with the Paris Agreement...Some developed countries have ratified their commitment here and are putting more resources to help countries with lower conditions but also need to move forward,” said the minister, who took the opportunity to ask developed countries for additional funds for climate initiatives during the COP24.

Last week, Peru joined the over 60 nations worldwide which have banned single-use plastics which Muñoz says will help overcome its “fundamental” difficulties and move towards a green economy powered by “clean energy, reforestation, and better waste management.”


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