SNAP Factsheet for Peru
The project started with a peer exchange between Chile and Peru which consisted of five high-level policy meetings between the countries. The conversations focused on policy, regulation, high-level strategy, financing, and how the national government can catalyze action.
The workshops provided to the four municipalities sought to raise awareness about the link between MSW and climate change and the importance of diverting organic waste from landfills and of flaring and/or utilizing landfill gas. Also, these workshops created capacities through the training on low-carbon organic waste management technologies by showcasing the key technical, financial, environmental, and social aspects of the most suitable technologies for organic waste management. The participants also learned how they can estimate GHG and SLCP emission reductions associated with waste management projects. Lastly, through these workshops, the cities identified specific organic waste projects that could be implemented in their territories. This information would be used to provide technical support and recommendations to these cities to advance organic waste projects to a ready-to-launch stage, which would result in SLCP emission reductions.
The project then evaluated the feasibility of improving organic waste management in four Peruvian cities, including a preliminary economic evaluation to determine the emissions that could be avoided by implementing an organic waste strategy. Workshops on climate change and waste, Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV), development, financing, and public awareness of organic waste treatment technologies were carried out in each city. Pre-feasibility studies were conducted for different organic waste treatment options. This included expanding existing small composting plants in each city so that they could manage larger amounts of waste.
The project used two waste sector tools developed by the US Environmental Protection Agency for the CCAC.
- OrganEcs tool – Evaluated different technological solutions to determine the most feasible and cost-efficient option.
- Solid Waste Emissions Estimate Tool (SWEET) – Analyzed the potential emissions reductions associated with different waste management scenarios.
More detailed analyses of the projects were then carried out with each city receiving recommendations to improve their waste sector by reducing, recycling, and composting waste. The recommendations included options for full public financing and operation and also for private sector participation.
The findings and technical assistance from the collaboration have also helped Peru prepare a major Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) Support Project called Organic waste management in Peru: Accelerating progress towards a circular and carbon-neutral waste sector to replicate Chile’s success.