Ministerio del Ambiente - Perú.- In 2014, Peru will host the United Nations Climate Change Conference - COP20/CMP10.
Minam Perú.- More than 300 indigenous people participated in official meetings and alternative spaces during the COP20. There was an open and direct dialogue between leaders of native Peruvian and foreign indigenous communities, and representatives from different governments, businesses and organizations.
iAgua.- The Colombian government signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United States Agency for International Development – USAID, solidifying a crucial step in the efforts to curtail deforestation in the Amazon. The memorandum reinforces co-operative ties between the two countries and specifically focuses on the creation of regional alternatives for sustainable development.
Pucallpa, Peru. It used to be that during this time of year, the residents of Purús, in the Peruvian Amazon of Ucayali, would be starting the annual pineapple harvest. However, things have changed. “It keeps raining”, says Flora Rodríguez Arauzo, Secretary for Women of the Federation of Native Communities of Alto Purús (FECONAPU), and the harvests are delayed. “There are no pineapples this year. Everything is changing”, she says.
ICAA.- At the end of April, the city of Bogota, Colombia welcomed 30 intercultural legal managers from different regions of the Colombian Amazon, who attended the final module of the program and graduated with full honors.
ICAA.- This innovative system will confront the issue of illegal logging, which has caused the region to have the second highest rate of deforestation in the country. Lawrence Gumbiner, representative of the United States Embassy, and Pablo Sánchez, Attorney General of Peru, highlighted the importance of this joint undertaking.