UNIDO to implement GEF-funded project to improve regulatory mechanisms for sustainable industrial zones in Peru

UNIDO to implement GEF-funded project to improve regulatory mechanisms for sustainable industrial zones in Peru

ABU DHABI, 3 November 2019 – LI Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Rocío Ingred Barrios Alvarado, Minister of Production of the Republic of Peru, today signed the Implementation Agreement of the “Sustainable Industrial Zone (SIZ) Development in Peru” project funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

Over the past thirty years, UNIDO has been actively contributing to sustained productivity improvements in industries and industrial zones by implementing pilot projects and providing strategic policy advisory services. A Sustainable Industrial Zone model will positively impact Peru’s productive capacity and will strongly contribute to the national socioeconomic development leading to potential replication in Peru as well as throughout Latin America. As such, UNIDO, with the GEF as its strategic partner, stands ready to support Member States in achieving tangible results for the fulfillment of their commitments under the various multilateral environmental agreements.

Funded by the GEF with a budget of USD 4,1 million, the project will be implemented by UNIDO in coordination with the Ministry of Production of Peru (PRODUCE), as part of the Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) for Peru. It seeks to improve the regulatory mechanisms for the development of sustainable industrial zones; promote the adoption and diffusion of low-carbon, clean technologies and practices; reduce emissions of unintentional persistent organic pollutants, greenhouse gases and air pollutants; and enhance sound chemicals management in Peruvian sustainable industrial zones.

The signature took place on the occasion of the 18th session of the UNIDO General Conference, which is held under the theme “Industry 2030 – Innovate. Connect. Transform our Future.” in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from 3 to 7 November 2019.

Find out more about UNIDO’s work on the PCP Peru here.

Find out more about PRODUCE here.

Find out more about GEF here.


For more information, please contact:

Petra Schwager

Senior Industrial Development Officer

UNIDO Department of Environment


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