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(Note: Informal translation from the original French text. Received 14 March, 2007.)
Peru approved the Décret Suprême (Supreme Decree) No. 086-2003-PCM on 27 October
2003, relating to the “National Strategy on Climate Change”, and in this context it is mainly
interested in water resources in high mountain regions and the management of fragile
ecosystems, in particular high mountain regions, mainly through the observation of glaciers
and the management of protected natural reserves.
However, at the international level it is appropriate to promote and to develop scientific and
technological, social and economic research on vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation
concerning climate change and its effects on World Heritage sites. For this reason it is
essential to explore and integrate the innovative mechanisms in the areas of international,
technical and financial cooperation so as to find the resources and to transfer appropriate
In this regard, the Peruvian authorities suggest the following measures:
Examine the possibility of creating an “Alternative List” to the List of World Heritage in
Danger, such as was proposed by the Peruvian delegation at the 30 th Session of the
World Heritage Committee (Vilnius, July 2006). This List will contain the sites whose
Outstanding Universal Value, integrity and authenticity could be seriously affected in
the short term by climate change, and priority would be given to developing countries.
The goals of the “Alternative List” would be to obtain financial and logistical resources
coming from International Cooperation and Assistance faster and more efficiently.
The urgent projects that will be presented to the World Heritage Centre (WHC) must
be based on the considerations of the Report on “Predicting and Managing the
Effects of Climate Change on World Heritage” (Annex 4 of Decision 30COM7.1)
Grant the priority of the development of the Management Plans and Preparation of
Risks to the vulnerable sites that don’t currently possess such plans.
The sites that would be included on the “Alternative List” should be the subject of the
Permanent Programmes of Supervision of the environmental conditions, with the
objective to detect in time the important changes that affect the integrity of the Site.
The standards for these Programmes should be established by the World Heritage
Committee and their application will be binding for the Member State where the site is
Lima, March 2007
*Document elaborated by the National Institute of Culture of Peru