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Sustainability initiatives[edit]

  • Association for Nature and Sustainable Development (ANDES), non-profit Peruvian indigenous organisation that aims to improve the quality of life of Andean indigenous communities by promoting the conservation and sustainable use of their bio-cultural heritage through rights-based conservation-development approaches.

Initiatives by topic[edit]

Food activism[edit]

Solar cooking resources in Peru

Trees, woodland and forest[edit]

News and comment[edit]

2017

Trees in Andes to counter Peru’s climate and water crisis, says Swiss scientist, Feb 20 [1]

2015

Peru protects vast 'Yellowstone of the Amazon', November 9 [2]

2014

In Peru, beach cleanup scheme helps disadvantaged people become entrepreneurs, February 12 [3]

2013

Peru To Provide Free Solar Power To 2 Million Of Its Poorest Residents By 2016, [4] July 23

2010

Marcamasi [es] reports that in Peru more than 8,000 people managed to plant 27,166 trees in 5 minutes and 20 seconds, achieving a new Guinness record, 6 June 2010. This also marks the beginning of a national campaign called “Toward 180 million trees” (”Rumbo a los 180 millones de árboles”) with the theme “Let's change our attitude, let's sow a plant” (“Cambiemos de actitud, sembremos una planta”). [5] Written by Silvia Viñas, June 6

2008

Projects from Peru and Lao PDR share UNEP Sasakawa prize 2008, [6] June 4. Practical Action, founded in 1966, is working in Peru's eastern Andes where 68 per cent of the population - around 5 million people - do not have access to electricity. The project makes use of the region's vast potential for hydroelectricity: to date, 47 micro-hydro schemes have been installed in the area through Practical Action, bringing clean power to about 30,000 people.

Through this project, Practical Action is also boosting local industry, as most of the turbines are manufactured by small companies in Peru to Practical Action designs - with each company making three or four turbines a year. Practical Action says it sees local manufacture as a key step towards widespread use of renewable energy.

The electricity supply is boosting the development of the remote communities. Previously, people moved away to start businesses in places where the infrastructure was better, but the electricity from the micro-hydro schemes has brought them back. Some villages have doubled in size, with people returning and others starting or expanding businesses including restaurants, bakeries, furniture makers, welders and internet cafes.

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: Peru, Environmental issues in Peru


References

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  1. blog.worldagroforestry.org
  2. www.mnn.com
  3. Springwise
  4. huffingtonpost.com
  5. Global Voices Online
  6. United Nations Environment Programme


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