The UKDT, a joint venture between Gleeds, Mace and Arup has premiered a new film and report, at COP26 called “Reconstructing hope”, which showcases how they are actively building climate resilience in Peru through effective intergovernmental collaboration.
It was shown at the UK Presidency Pavilion in the United Nations’ prestigious Blue Zone at the COP26 summit. The movie reflects the integral role UKDT plays in working with the Department of International Trade (DIT) and the Autoridad para la Reconstruccion con Cambios (ARCC) in Peru, following the 2017 El Niño catastrophe which affected 1.1 million people and left 178,000 homeless.
Deploying nature-based solutions, the team supports the ongoing reconstruction and enhancement of infrastructure in nine regions across Peru. Collectively, they provide project management, specialised technical assistance, procurement strategy, knowledge transfer, digital and stakeholder engagement services across a total of 118 projects.
Protecting some 16 million citizens, schemes include the development of integrated flood mitigation solutions and new urban drainage systems, the reforestation and afforestation of 51,000 hectares, as well as the reconstruction of 15 healthcare facilities and 74 schools. The ARCC is set to invest in a national, integrated Early Warning System that is unprecedented in scale, complexity, and speed of planned implementation.