President of Peru opens 53rd Council session in Lima


HE Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Godard, President of Peru, addresses the International Tropical Timber Council at the opening of its 53rd Session. Photo: D. Piaggio/SERFOR

Conserving and sustainably managing Peru’s vast forest resources is fundamentally important for ensuring the country’s future, according to the President of Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Godard.

Mr Kuczynski was speaking on Monday 27 November 2017 at the opening of the 53rd Session of the International Tropical Timber Council in Lima, Peru.

“The position of Peru is clear,” said Mr Kuczynski. “It is to promote, along with other countries, the conservation of tropical forests, because they provide oxygen and freshwater supply and mitigate climate change. … If we don’t protect our tropical forests, it will have a huge impact on future generations.”