Peru’s Environment Ministery & UN sign agreement to reduce climate change impact

Peru’s Minister of the Environment, Antonio Brack, and the UN Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Peru, Jorge Chediek, will sign an agreement on sustainable management of environmental resources to reduce climate change impact on high Andean micro-basins.

The event will take place today at 16:00 pm (21:00 GMT) at the UNDP headquarters located in the Limean district of Miraflores.

Maria Teresa Nunez Gascon, General Coordinator of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), will also attend today’s meeting.

With this support, the Ministry of the Environment will promote the management of climate change-induced risks in the micro-basins.

It will tackle issues such as soil contamination, glacier melting, reduction of water resources, deforestation and cattle management and impact on health.

News source: ANDINA