Environment Minister Brack inaugurates conference 3R3: Towards a Green Peru

Environment Minister Antonio Brack inaugurated the environmental conference 3R3: Towards a Green Peru on Monday.

During the conference, Brack said that about 80 percent of solid waste in Peru is left untreated in the environment, state news agency Andina reported.

“Never before has humanity had as much technology in its reach to see what is happening in the world and prevent the environmental problems and never before have people been as conscious of the importance of protecting the environment,” he said.

While Peru has seen strong economic growth, this has resulted in greater energy demand in recent years, Brack said. As a result, the environment minister called on employing alternative energy like hydro, solar and wind power in order to preserve the environment.

The conference is being held in Lima from October 11-13 and has as its keynote speaker Al Gore.

The former vice president of the US and environmental activist will talk on Wednesday in a presentation entitled Thinking Green. In 2007, Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for his work against climate change.

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  1. The FIRST green healthcare buiding in Peru currently under construction in the Alto Mayo region.

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