They protect 17,000 hectares of high Andean ecosystems in Cañete and Jequetepeque | News

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They protect 17,000 hectares of high Andean ecosystems in Cañete and Jequetepeque | News

Around 17,000 hectares of high Andean ecosystems remain in conservation in the Cañete and Jequetepeque basins, benefiting more than 1,500 families, reported the Vice Minister of Strategic Development of Natural Resources of the Ministry of the Environment (Minam), Alfredo Mamani.

“We continue to work together for the recovery and conservation of natural infrastructure, as in the Cañete and Jequetepeque basins, where nearly 17,000 hectares of Andean ecosystems are preserved and recovered, which benefits more than 1,500 families, ”the official highlighted.

Water and sustainability

Mamani made these clarifications when participating in the 2021 Water & Sustainability Expo, where he stressed the urgency of incorporating criteria for the conservation of natural infrastructure in the efforts of regional and local governments, to prioritize water and food security for the benefit of the population.

For his part, the director general of Economy and Environmental Financing of the Minam, Luis Marino, addressed the need to strengthen the governance of water resources, incorporating investment in various sectors linked to water services to ensure sustainability, under the concept of ‘nature-based solutions’.

“It is an opportunity to complement the gray infrastructure and the natural infrastructure,” he said.

Works for taxes

The executive director of the Authority for Reconstruction with Changes (ARCC), Amalia Moreno, said that when it comes to sustainability “it has to be considered, mainly, natural infrastructure as a complementary effort to gray infrastructure.”

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For this, Moreno said, 51,000 hectares of natural territories will be reforested.

Meanwhile, the executive director of Proinversión, Rafael Ugaz, indicated that they have a Project portfolio of Works for Taxes in environmental matters for about 150 million soles, with which investments in natural infrastructure will be promoted.

Water fair

The Expo Water & Sustainability 2021, the Peru’s main water technology fair, ran from October 27 to 29.

The session “Decentralizing investments in Natural Infrastructure: from idea to action” of the aforementioned event brought together mayors, regional governors and officials of the companies that provide sanitation services in various regions of the country.

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Posted on: 11/3/2021

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