Reducing transport's contributions to greenhouse gas emissions in Peru

Strengthening Peru’s capacity to develop a greenhouse gas emission reduction strategy for the transport sector through national policy

EMBARQ's Transport and Climate team supports the Peruvian government in addressing the transport sector and it places climate action on the national agenda. Pictured: Lima, Peru. Photo by Edgar Asencios/Flickr.

The Government of Peru hosted the UNFCCC climate negotiations (COP 20) in December 2014. To demonstrate its leadership to preside over a successful COP 20, Peru was keen to scale up and better manage its national climate change plan, Planificación ante el Cambio Climático (PlanCC). Transport, in particular, is a key sector because it is responsible for 62 percent of the country’s energy emissions. As the Minister of Environment announced in December 2013, PlanCC will be the basis of Peru’s contribution to UNFCCC negotiation. An ambitious UNFCCC pledge from Peru—fostered by peer-to-peer learning—can have an international snowball effect on contributions to the new climate change agreement set to be finalized at COP 21 in December 2015.

As a result, the Peruvian Ministries of Environment (MINAM), Transport (MTC), and Energy and Mines (MINEM) requested that WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities as the lead of the Transport Work Stream of the Low-Emission Development Strategy Global Partnership (LEDS GP) helps the country build capacity to lay the foundation for a comprehensive, robust and streamlined approach to climate change mitigation in the transport sector. The results of this support include:

  • Peruvian Transport NAMA accepted into the NAMA Facility: Peru’s Transport NAMA was jointly developed by the Peruvian Ministries of Environment and Transport, with support from GIZ-Transfer, WRI, LEDS GP, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUC), Transitemos, and other local partners.
  • Peru’s Ministry of Transport (MTC) formed an internal working group focusing on coordination of work and policies related to climate change.
  • A new national greenhouse gas inventory analyzes the transport sector in depth.
  • Peru passed its first law to address climate change, INFOCARBONO. 

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