The main institutions are the Ministry of Agriculture (MINAG) and the Ministry of Environment (MINAM). MINAG is the national forestry authority which is responsible for granting forest concessions, forest sector policies and overseeing the regional governments (Che & García, 2011). The MINAM is the national focal point to the UNFCCC, the Forest Investment Program (FIP) and the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and is instrumental in the establishment and implementation of natural resources, climate change and REDD+ related policies and strategies for Peru (Che & García, 2011). Institutions involved in REDD+ operating under the MINAM include the National Service of Natural Protected Areas (SERNANP), the Environmental Assessment and Oversight Agency (OEFA), the Peruvian Amazon Research Institute (IIAP), the National Environmental Fund (FONAM) and the National Fund for Natural Protected Areas (PROFONANPE).
In order to coordinate these institutions the Ministry of Environment is planning to establish a Forest and REDD Coordination Agency (OCBR), which will be responsible for establishing functional and thematic links to contribute to a coherent national REDD+ strategy. The initial tasks of the OCBR upon its creation will be to provide structure and coherence to REDD+ early implementation actions, within the framework of the implementation of a future REDD+ National Strategy, and to provide a link to international support and improvement initiatives for REDD+ (MINAM, 2011a). The OCBR will be led by a Steering Committee comprised of MINAM, MINAG, MINRE, MEF, MINEM and the regional governments (MINAM, 2011b)
Other government institutions participating in the national REDD process include the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Ministry of External Relations and some regional governments. A key non-governmental body is the National REDD+ Roundtable (Mesa REDD Nacional) that was established in 2008. It is a collective group of over 60 civil society, indigenous peoples and private sector organisations that provides input into the national REDD process. International NGOs like Conservation International (CI) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and local NGOs like the Association for Research and Integral Development (AIDER) and the Amazon Conservation Association (ACA) are active in implementing activities on the ground.
CHE PIU, H. Y GARCÍA, T. 2011, Estudio REDD Perú: La Situación de REDD en el Perú. Derecho Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR), Lima.
MINISTERIO DEL AMBIENTE. 2011a. Readiness Preparation Proposal of Perú. Submitted to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility. Available: http://www.forestcarbonpartnership.org/fcp/sites/forestcarbonpartnership.org/files/Documents/PDF/Mar2011/Peru%20R-PP-%20Final%20English%20Translation-March7%20version-March16%2C%202011.pdf [Accessed June 2012]
MINISTERIO DEL AMBIENTE. 2011b. Figure 2a-1. Proposed Structure for the OCBR in the Readiness Preparation Proposal of Perú. Submitted to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility. Available: http://www.forestcarbonpartnership.org/fcp/sites/forestcarbonpartnership.org/files/Documents/PDF/Mar2011/Peru%20R-PP-%20Final%20English%20Translation-March7%20version-March16%2C%202011.pdf#page=30 [Accessed June 2012]