Advances and challenges for cities in Peru

The objective of this conference at 24.02.2020 is to promote, raise awareness and discuss with stakeholders from different sectors (government, civil society, private sector, NGOs, etc.) the importance and challenges of implementing Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in Lima and in Peru.



We have the first confirmed speakers and panelists

At this event you will be able to listen and meet visionary minds on the subject and at the same time receive advice from field experiences. The first speakers have already been confirmed and we will continue to present others more briefly – stay tuned!

  • Brendan Hodgson

    • Deputy Head of Mission

  • Nicole Heise

    • President Ficus Perú

  • Angela Andrade

    • President of the Comisión de Gestión de Ecosistemas – IUCN CEM

  • Fernando Castro

    • Specialist in Sistemas Alimentarios de FAO

  • Rob Adams

    • Government of City of Melbourne

  • Diego Portugal Del Pino (Moderador)

    • Co-leader of the tematic group for SbN in IUCN CEM

  • Manuel Pulgar Vidal

    • Director of Energy and Climate for WWF Internacional

  • Dra. Ana Sabogal

    • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú


    • Speaker to be announced

  • US Forest Service

    • Speaker to be announced

  • Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima

    • Panelist to be announced

  • Universidad Científica del Sur - UCSUR

    • Panelist to be announced

  • Ficus Perú

    • Other panelists to be announced

  • Centro Urbes

    • Panelists to be announced


9:30 a.m.Registration of participants
10:00 a.m.Opening:

Diana Nelson – Embajadora de Australia en Perú

Nicole Heise – Ficus Perú

10:15 a.m.Current legislation and policies of NbS in Lima and Peru


10:45 a.m.Nature-based Solutions definition

Angela Andrade – Chair of the Commission of Ecosystem Management – IUCN

11:15 a.m.COFEE BREAK
11:45 a.m.Urban Food Agenda (UFA) and NbS

Fernando Castro – FAO

12:15 p.m.Difficulties and constraints in the implementation of NbS in Lima – An experience of Ficus Peru

Ficus Perú

12:45 p.m.I-tree: A tool for urban forest monitoring and planning

US Forest Service

1:15 p.m.LUNCH
2:15 p.m.Discussion panel – NbS and the academic sector
3:15 p.m.Videoconference from Australia – Redesigning cities. The importance of NbS for the city of Melbourne

Gobierno de la Ciudad de Melbourne – Rob Adams

3:35 p.m.Discussion panel – Challenges and opportunities for the implementation of NbS in Peruvian cities

Moderator: Diego Portugal Del Pino – CEM IUCN

• Metropolitan Municipality of Lima
• WWF – Manuel Pulgar Vidal
• Centro Urbes – Juan Diego del Castillo

5:00 p.m.CLOSURE


  • Technical strengthening in urban NbS approaches
  • Spread information about the current NbS that exist in the city of Lima and in Peru
  • Share experiences and establish dialogue groups with the organizers and local stakeholders in which successes, difficulties and opportunities experiences are discussed
  • Discuss the challenges of implementing NbS based after the lessons learned from the project "Nature-Based Solutions for a Just Life in Green Communities" of Ficus Peru and Latinka
  • Promote the results of the first Urban Natural Infrastructure (UNI) workshop and provide next steps.


  • In August 2018, the first meeting of the platform on “Urban Natural Infrastructure”  (UNI) was held in Lima. It was organized by FAO, the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima, Ficus Peru, and Centro Urbes. It was attended by 20 different organizations from different sectors. Seven priorities areas were identified to further develop INU approaches in Lima:
    1. Conservation practices and recovery of urban ecosystems
    2. Policy development and standards
    3. Funding Mechanisms
    4. Knowledge management (research and sharing)
    5. Education and awareness-raising
    6. Inter-institutional coordination
    7. Establishing and clarifying concepts

  • In February 2019, FAO presented the theoretical framework on the Urban Food Agenda in which 7 areas of work were established. Being objective 5 (CAS 5): Improving access to healthy food environments and green spaces in cities.
  • In September 2019, 32 countries approved the Nature-based Solutions (NbS) Climate Manifesto, an effort led by China and New Zealand and supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), which was held during climate week in New York.
  • The existing regulations related to NbS in Peru, or similar terms such as Urban Natural Infrastructure, Urban Forests, etc. have still room to improve and to strength technical capacities at a national level.





Technical support



Una experiencia de cooperación de expertos alemanes y peruanos

Evento gratuito el día 25.02.2020 de difusión del proyecto “Gestión sostenible del agua y saneamiento para Asentamientos Humanos”.
Queremos dar a conocer al público en general el trabajo realizado en el proyecto de cooperación entre Ficus Perú (Perú) y Latinka e.V. (Alemania) gracias al apoyo económico del “Centrum für Internationale Migration und Entwicklung CIM”. Una experiencia de cooperacion entre expertos alemanes y peruanos.
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