The Planning for Climate Change Project (PLANCC), the MAPS project in Peru, was launched on 26th April 2012 in Lima, Peru, by the High-Level Panel leading the Project. The High-Level Panel comprises the Minister of Environment – Mr Manual Pulgar Vidal, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs – Ambassador Jose Beraún, the president of the National Center for Strategic Planning (CEPLAN) – Mr. Mariano Paz Soldan and the General Director for International Economics, Competition and Productivity of the Ministry of Finance – Mr. Javier Roca, all conveyed their commitment to PLANCC.
The Minister of Environment Pulgar Vidal noted: “the joint efforts of all Ministries shows that climate change is a crosscutting issue that affects each one of the sectors … although a public-private initiative, the development and effectiveness of PLANCC requires a country-driven approach.”
The launch was well attended, with more than 150 people in attendence including senior government officials, representatives of leading companies and academia to NGOs, trade and business associations as well youth associations. Lord Nicholas Stern (author of Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change), Christiana Figueres (Executive Secretary for the UNFCCC) and Stefan Raubenheimer (co-Director of the MAPS Programme), sent their message of congratulation on video.
View more videos of the launch on the PLANCC website.