Katoomba XX is proudly hosted by the following institutions and organizations:

The 20th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP20) - This year Peru has the great responsibility to be the host of the Twentieth Conference of the Parties (COP20) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. From December 1-12, 2014, Lima will convene a variety of actors from more than 195 countries to consider the implementation of the Convention and develop the negotiations process leading to new commitments to address climate change. COP20 is the key link to achieve a binding new agreement, to replace the Kyoto Protocol, at COP 21, as well as to mobilize the discussions on adaptation, mitigation, finance, implementation of REDD, among other topics. This is a unique opportunity.


The Ministry of Environment of Peru (MINAM) promotes the environmental sustainability of the country by conserving, protecting, restoring, and assuring the environmental conditions, ecosystems, and natural resources—to ensure that present and future generations will live in a safe and healthy environment.

The Ministry of Environment is tasked with (1) formulating, planning, directing, coordinating, executing, supervising, and evaluating the National Environmental Policy, applicable at all levels of government; (2) ensuring compliance with environmental regulations, performing functions of supervision, evaluation, and control, as well as exercising powers to penalize and directing the environmental inspection and control regime and the regime of incentives foreseen by the General Law of the Environment (Ley No. 28611); (3) coordinating the implementation of the National Environmental Policy with the sectors, regional governments, and local governments; and (4) provide technical support to the regional and local governments to support proper performance of the functions transferred within the framework of decentralization.

Peru - Ministry of Environment

National Water Authority of Peru (ANA) is a specialized technical organization under the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation. It was created to administer, conserve, protect, and optimize the water resources of all watersheds in a sustainable manner, while promoting a ‘water culture.’ It is the governing body and the greatest technical-legal authority of the National System of Water Resources. As the entity responsible for the System’s performance, it summons, organizes, and directs the efforts of its members, aligning activities of the State and other actors in order to support the integrated management and conservation of water resources at the national level.

Peru - Ministry of Water

National Superintendence of Sanitation Services of Peru (SUNASS) is a decentralized public organization, created by Legal Decree No. 25965 under the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, with administrative, functional, technical, economic and financial autonomy, whose function is to establish regulations governing, regulate, supervise and control the provision of water and sanitation services, by cautioning in an impartial and objective form the interests of the State, investors and users.


Forest Trends' mission is to maintain, restore, and enhance forests and connected natural ecosystems, which provide life-sustaining processes, by promoting incentives stemming from a broad range of ecosystem services and products. Specifically, Forest Trends seeks to catalyze the development of integrated carbon, water, and biodiversity incentives that deliver real conservation outcomes and benefits to local communities and other stewards of our natural resources. Forest Trends analyzes strategic market and policy issues, catalyzes connections between producers, communities and investors, and develops new financial tools to help markets work for conservation and people.

Forest Trends

The Katoomba Group is an international working group of nearly 300 leading experts from forest and energy industries, research institutions, financiers, and NGOs dedicated to advancing markets for services provided by forest and other ecosystems. The Group seeks to address key challenges for developing markets for ecosystem services, from enabling legislation to establishing new market institutions, to developing strategies for pricing and marketing, and monitoring performance. The group met for the first time in Katoomba, Australia in 2000. Nineteen subsequent meetings have advanced innovation in the field in Vancouver, Brazil, London, Tokyo, Thailand, Uganda, Washington, D.C., Tanzania, and Vietnam. The Katoomba Group is proud to be celebrating its 20th Meeting in Peru.

The Katoomba Group

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) - Changes in climate, food crises, challenges related to water, and migration flows increasingly influence prospects for the advancement of developing countries. Traditional forms of international cooperation are, by themselves, insufficient to deal with these global risks.

For this reason, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) strengthens its efforts aimed poverty reduction to be more closely aligned with the response of global tasks and to configure a model of globalization that promotes development through global programs in sectors of climate change, water, food security, and migration. The global programs endeavor to support the scaling of successful models, to develop and demonstrate innovative solutions, to contribute to multilateral political dialogue, and to promote the diffusion of knowledge to address global challenges.


United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.USAID works in over 100 countries to promote broadly shared economic prosperity, strengthen democracy and good governance, protect human rights, improve global health, advance food security and agriculture, improve environmental sustainability,further education, help societies prevent and recover from conflicts, and provide humanitarian assistance in the wake of natural and man-made disasters.

The Katoomba Group


We would like to thank the following sponsors of the event:

JP Morgan Althelia Ecosphere