Country Report: Considerations for REDD+ benefit sharing in Peru

This Country Report aims to encourage reflections and discussions surrounding the subject of REDD+ benefit sharing in Peru. Furthermore, it introduces lessons learned, challenges, and recommendations for the design of such mechanisms in a Peruvian context. These lessons, challenges and recommendations were compiled during the multi-stakeholder REDD+ Benefit Sharing Dialogue, coordinated by The Forests Dialogue (TFD) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in Peru in March 2014, with support from the Research and Integrated Development Association (AIDER) and Conservation International-Peru (CI-Peru) and funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)

This Country Report is also a contribution to the “community of practice” established by TFD and IUCN on topics related to REDD+ Benefit Sharing. The report is also helpful for different stakeholders from the international community interested in the development, implementation and monitoring of REDD+ benefit-sharing mechanisms.

The report has been structured in five chapters:

  1. The REDD+ Benefit Sharing Initiative: overview of the initiative
  2. The national context of REDD+ Benefit Sharing: the legal and institutional framework for REDD+ development in Peru
  3. Reflections on the Field Trip to the San Martin region: the main reflections of the visit to the Peruvian Amazon by the dialogue participants
  4. Lessons learned and challenges for REDD+ Benefit Sharing: the lessons, challenges and recommendations analyzed by multi-stakeholder dialogue participants
  5. Conclusions: the main conclusions of the multi-stakeholder dialogue