Ministry of the Environment

Mission

The Ministry of the Environment is the National Environmental Authority of Peru that directs environmental policy for the country. One of its functions is to develop and approve Air Quality Standards, including maximum permissible limits for atmospheric emissions.

Another function of the Ministry is to promote scientific investigation, technological innovation and information on the subject of the environment, clean practices and processes, and clean consumption.

It is also important to note that one of the strategies for reducing greenhouse gases, dioxin and furan emissions is the implementation of improved stoves.

Organization Type Government

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Ms. Marisa Quiñones
Secondary Contact
Ms. Marisa Quiñones

Address Áv. Guardia Civil 205 - San Borja
Colón 110-1301 - Miraflores
Lima,

Peru
Website www.minam.gob.pe
Phone 00511-2255370
Fax 00511-2255370
Calling/Fax Instructions

Our Focus

Primary Initiatives, Target Populations, and Scope of Work:

The government of Peru is implementing improved stoves among rural populations in the Andean highlands in order to reduce smoke exposure.

Fuels/Technologies: Biogas
Biomass
Liquid Petroleum Gas
Sectors of Experience: Environment
Health
Countries of Operation: Peru

Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas

Social/Cultural barriers to using traditional fuels and stoves:

Our institution’s work deals with technological design, as well as the health and environmental impacts that air pollution generates.


Market development for improved cooking technologies:

No input


Technology standardization for cooking, heating and ventilation:

No input


Indoor air pollution exposure and health monitoring:

We are interested in obtaining all information related to indoor air pollution, its effects on the population, as well as permissible limits.

Relevant Publications or Studies

None noted

Our Contribution to the Partnership

The Ministry will participate in the workshops and activities of the Partnership, and will utilize the Partnership’s protocols and guides.