Currently we promote primarily the following topics:
Social and environmental safeguards
These are mandatory rules or procedures established by financial institutions that grants or loans recipients must comply with in order to obtain a grant. They are intended to ensure respect for the rights of third parties that may be affected and that funded projects meet environmental, social and governance standards appropriately. The program works to ensure that these safeguards maintain adequate standards to guarantee the performance of their duties, promoting the participation of citizens in its processes and in monitoring compliance.
Climate Change Finance
Financing is one of the most important components to achieve the goals of reduction and adaptation to climate change impacts posed by the United Nations, particularly with regard to reducing emissions of greenhouse gases. Thus, large amounts of financial resources have been allocated to address the problems of climate change in Latin America. In recent years, Peru has received funds for action on climate change from various international sources. In the process, it has been shown that there are factual and regulatory constraints that prevent an objective assessment of the real impact of such resources; therefore we seek to contribute to the design and implementation of control instruments. To achieve these objectives, DAR, through the Amazon Program is an official observer of the civil society Forest Investment Fund, the CNMUCC and the Green Climate Fund.
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD and REDD +)
REDD strategies seek a greater market value for forests than they would have as raw material providers for the timber industry as a commercial value for the carbon stored in trees is created. For this, the stored carbon is quantified, then REDD mechanisms provide financial compensation from issuers to developing countries for their unlogged forests countries. While initially it was proposed that the incentive should be oriented exclusively on forest areas carbon storage recognition , eventually it included other activities consistent with this mechanism, such as management of agroforestry systems and increasing forest cover. This is what is now known as REDD + (REDD + "plus"). In the Amazon program, we seek to increase the available knowledge about REDD mechanisms to strengthen capacities of communities that may be beneficiaries of them. All this with the goal of building a national agenda for participatory governance for sustainable management of our forests to convert to REDD and REDD+ in real tools for sustainable development for our peoples.
Participation and transparency in supranational spaces
The program works to strengthen the social and environmental governance as pillars using public participation and access to information in supranational spaces. We understand that the most significant changes to the Amazon get forging international alliances between civil society and grassroots organizations, generating together the knowledge and tools that allow public participation and open spaces effective for managing the entire Amazon basin. For this we monitor projects of the South American Infrastructure and Planning Council (COSIPLAN, in Spanish) of UNASUR, helping to generate political dialogue between states and South American citizenship.