IRI Peru holds electoral dialogues on forests with presidential and congressional candidates as part of the Pact for the Amazon

In recent weeks, three electoral dialogues have been held, one at the national level and two at the regional level (Ucayaliand Huánuco).  The general theme of the electoral dialogues has been the “Use of the territory in the Amazon” (download below) and within this the defense and protection of forests and forest defenders and proposals for a healthy, sustainable, productive and resilient Amazon. In each region, the dialogue was based on their own specificities and present challenges – in Ucayali, drug trafficking and logging, in Huánuco, the Natural Protected Areas and threats such as the development of hydroelectric plants. Participating candidates signed a Commitment for the Amazon (download below), securing a promise to have IRI Peru support and monitor their compliance on policies that advance protection and restoration of the Amazon.  The dialogues were carried out in cooperation with other organizations present in the Amazon, including USAID.