Improving Environmental Management of Mining and Energy Activities in Peru (MEGAM)

Latin America and Caribbean — Peru

Client: Global Affairs Canada

This project aims to streamline how the Peruvian Government handles environmental impact assessments for mining and energy projects while strengthening the rigour and analysis of these assessments. Specifically, the project intends to consolidate the leadership role of the Ministry of the Environment over environmental issues related to large mining and energy projects and strengthen the capacity of regional governments responsible for handling the environmental impact assessments of small and medium-scale mining projects. Key activities include: participatory diagnostic of the current normative framework for the environmental assessment and management process; technical assistance to key stakeholders for the development of employees training program in environmental management; and operational and technological support for environmental management and enforcement.