Linking investment and the environment
for inclusive growth in Peru
November 26, 2012, 2:00p.m. to 3:30p.m.
Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Peru's Minister of the Environment and
Javier Portocarrero, Executive Director of the Social and Economic Research Consortium, on the role of research
One of the fastest growing countries in the region, Peru has succeeded in reducing poverty and inequality. But more than 8 million Peruvians – close to 30% of the population – still live below the poverty line and about half of the country’s workers are not covered by social security. Peru growth is based on an intensive use of natural resources. Soaring foreign investment provides an opportunity for further growth and job creation, but also poses environment challenges. How to bring growth, employment, and the environment together? What is the role of research? Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Peru's Minister of the Environment, will describe Peru´s environmental agenda for the next few years, natural resources governance, and the evolution of recent social conflicts. He will also talk about the role of research in addressing these issues.
When: Monday, November 26, 2012, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: IDRC, W. David Hopper Room, 150 Kent Street, 8th floor, Ottawa, ON
A lawyer and specialist on environmental policy and legislation, Pulgar-Vidal was appointed to the new Ministry of the Environment in December 2011. He was previously Executive Director of the Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental, and an active member of the Economic and Social Research Consortium. In addition, he chaired the Seminario Permanente de Investigación Agraria (SEPIA). IDRC has supported his research in both CIES and SEPIA.
Following Pulgar-Vidal’s presentation, Javier Portocarrero, CIES Executive Director, will share CIES’ model for research to influence policy in Peru today. IDRC and CIDA have supported CIES since its inception.
French and English simultaneous interpretation will be available.
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