Peru to host global initiatives on natural resources and electronic waste

Peru to host global initiatives on natural resources and electronic waste

Lima, 21 January 2014 In line with this year’s focus on promoting responsible industries and climate commitment, the Peruvian Ministry of Environment together with the Swiss Cooperation – SECO will conduct two important initiatives: the project Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) and the World Resources Forum (WRF). This has been stated in a press release published today.

The SRI is aimed at consolidating progress made with regard to the management of electrical and electronic waste in Peru. This requires not only a legal framework and standardisation but also communication and outreach efforts.

The national coordinator of SRI projects in Peru, Oscar Espinoza, pointed out: “The management systems of WEEE that are being implemented in Peru are based on the environmental principle called the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), which has been applied for the first time in Peruvian environmental legislation”.

The World Resources Forum (WRF) will be organised in Peru, 19-22 October 2014. The conference will contribute to the debates of the coming Conference of the Parties (COP 20) of the Climate Convention and call around 700 scientists, researchers, officials and academics from all over the world. The city of Arequipa will be the next host of the WRF following-up the WRF 2013 held in Switzerland and the WRF 2012 in China.

Marcos Alegre Chang, director at the National Cleaner Production Centre (CER) mentioned the following about this initiative: “There is a global concern in regard to natural resources use caused by economic development. One of the challenges that the WRF addresses is the innovation needed to improve the management of resources and secondly, to ensure that the necessary economic development occurs within the parameters of a sustainable resource use.”

Both initiatives were launched on Tuesday January 21st at the Swiss embassy. The Swiss ambassador Hans Ruedi-Bortis stated: “The realization of the World Resources Forum is an opportunity for Peru to position itself as a country that cares deeply for a proper, responsible and sustainable use of natural resources and boosts the recycling industry and its concern for the effects of climate change with an integral vision”.

For more information about the World Resources Forum 2014 in Arequipa, Peru, please download the First Announcement.

See also the original press release (Spanish version).

For information on both initiatives feel free to contact Mathias Schluep (SRI) resp. Maria Lucia Hijar (WRF 2014). Write to info@worldresourcesforum.org or find their contact details in the WRF Staff Directory.


Lima, 21 January 2014
In line with this year’s focus on promoting responsible industries and climate commitment, the Peruvian Ministry of Environment together with the Swiss Cooperation – SECO will conduct two important initiatives: the project Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) and the World Resources Forum (WRF). This has been stated in a press release published today.

The SRI is aimed at consolidating progress made with regard to the management of electrical and electronic waste in Peru. This requires not only a legal framework and standardisation but also communication and outreach efforts.

The national coordinator of SRI projects in Peru, Oscar Espinoza, pointed out: “The management systems of WEEE that are being implemented in Peru are based on the environmental principle called the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), which has been applied for the first time in Peruvian environmental legislation”.

The World Resources Forum (WRF) will be organised in Peru, 19-22 October 2014. The conference will contribute to the debates of the coming Conference of the Parties (COP 20) of the Climate Convention and call around 700 scientists, researchers, officials and academics from all over the world. The city of Arequipa will be the next host of the WRF following-up the WRF 2013 held in Switzerland and the WRF 2012 in China.

 

Marcos Alegre Chang, director at the National Cleaner Production Centre (CER) mentioned the following about this initiative: “There is a global concern in regard to natural resources use caused by economic development. One of the challenges that the WRF addresses is the innovation needed to improve the management of resources and secondly, to ensure that the necessary economic development occurs within the parameters of a sustainable resource use.”

Both initiatives were launched on Tuesday January 21st at the Swiss embassy. The Swiss ambassador Hans Ruedi-Bortis stated: “The realization of the World Resources Forum is an opportunity for Peru to position itself as a country that cares deeply for a proper, responsible and sustainable use of natural resources and boosts the recycling industry and its concern for the effects of climate change with an integral vision”.

For more information about the World Resources Forum 2014 in Arequipa, Peru, please download the First Announcement.

See also the original press release (Spanish version).

For information on both initiatives feel free to contact Mathias Schluep (SRI) resp. Maria Lucia Hijar (WRF 2014). Write to info@worldresourcesforum.org or find their contact details in the WRF Staff Directory.

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