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Peru joined the Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) in 2013. As a participant in CCAC initiatives on agriculture, bricks, waste and national planning, Peru is taking cross-sectoral action on short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) to improve air quality and mitigate against climate change.

Speaking at the CCAC’s 11th High-Level Assembly in 2019, Gabriel Quijandría, Minister of Environment, recognised air quality as a key issue for sustainable development and outlined measures the country is taking to improve air quality, including national incentives for the use of cleaner fuels and support to vulnerable groups that suffer most from air pollution.

In 2019, Peru introduced the National Program for Sustainable Urban Transport (PROMOVILIDAD) that aims to provide cities with safe, reliable and sustainable transport systems. Through technical and financial assistance to municipalities, the programme plans to improve local mobility, reduce travel times, increase road safety and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants.

Peru’s Nationally Appropriate Mitigative Actions (NAMAs) look to mitigate climate change and achieve the goals set out in their Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). The Sustainable Urban Transport NAMA (TRANSPerú) focuses on the provision of high-quality public transport and the optimisation of the vehicle fleet. Measures for the Lima/Callao metropolitan area under TRANSPerú include: the creation of a new 27km metro line; additions to the bus network; the construction of 60km of additional bicycle lanes; creation of 16,000 bike parking spaces at public transport stations.

The Solid Waste NAMA aims to minimize emissions of greenhouse gases, including methane, from waste disposal. In order to achieve this, a NAMA Readiness Programme was supported by the Nordic Partnership Initiative. The Solid Waste Law, passed in 2016, was supported and informed by the NAMA. This law applies the principles of the circular economy, creating a framework for enforcing the recovery and recycling of waste and extended producer responsibility to efficiently manage solid waste and contribute to the protection of human health and the environment.

Peru is a member of the Ibero-American Network of Climate Change Offices (RIOCC), through which it supports capacity building and facilitates the exchanges on the priorities, challenges and experience of the Ibero-American region.  Peru is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation and SwissContact to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) through the Climate and Clean Air project in Latin American Cities Plus (CALAC+) project. Through CALAC+ an inventory of off-road machinery emission in Peru has been constructed and a cost-benefit study for the introduction of EURO-VI emissions standards has been carried out. 

Read below for more highlights of the Peru’s work.

CCAC activities

Workstream | Bricks
Ongoing
The Coalition provides training to brick kiln entrepreneurs, policy makers and implementers, and key consumers to facilitate the adoption of modern kiln technologies and practices. In many developing...
Bricks field training in Pakistan
Activity | Health
Ongoing
BreatheLife is a global campaign that mobilizes cities and individuals to take action on air pollution to protect our health and the planet. The campaign is led by the World Health Organization (WHO...
BreatheLife
Workstream | Heavy-Duty Vehicles
Ongoing
The Global Strategy to Introduce Low Sulfur Fuels and Cleaner Diesel Vehicles – the first global plan to reduce small particulate and black carbon emissions from cars, buses and trucks by over 90% by...
The Global Sulfur Strategy

Other activities

Air Quality

  • In 2019, Peru's capital city Lima joined the BreatheLife Network. As member of BreatheLife Lima demonstrates its commitment to bring air quality to safe levels by 2030.
  • In 2018, the Peruvian Ministry of Environment launched AIRE LIMPIO to inform the public of the role that they play in improving air quality. The campaign focused on promoting clean fuels and vehicle checks, by training staff in service stations on the benefits of clean fuels.
  • The first National Inventory of Criterion Air Pollutants and Short-Lived Climate Pollutants, based on the year 2010, was made available in 2021. It will be published on the MINAM public platform.
  • Since 2021, the CCAC has supported a National SLCP Consultant to prepare Peru's SLCP reduction roadmap.

Agriculture

  • Peru is developing a Livestock NAMA. The NAMA aims to reduce emissions from livestock through a number of actions, including establishing silvopastoral systems to improve animal productivity, as well as increase the storage of carbon above ground level and below ground level in biomass.

Bricks

  • Peru is developing a Brick NAMA, with the aim of improving energy efficiency of brick production at the national level. This includes coveting kilns to use more energy efficient technology and through the use of less carbon-intensive fuels.

Cooling

Household Energy
  

  • The Qori Q’oncha initiative has seen 140,000 improved cookstoves installed, benefiting approximately 600,000 people living in poverty.

Resources

Farmers and the agro-forestry sector in many parts of the world use fire for a variety of purposes -- on cultivated fields to clear stubble, weeds and waste before sowing a new crop; to “renew”...

2017 | Awareness Materials
, Ministry of Environment, Peru

A Spanish language public awareness brochure that explains the impacts of air pollution on health and the environment, the sources and impacts of four short-lived cliamte pollutants (black carbon...

¿Qué Aire Estamos Respirando?
2016 | Online Training & Materials
, Ministerio del Ambiente del Perú; Programa de Naciones Unidas para Medio Ambiente; Coalición Clima y Aire Limpio

La Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) y la Coalición de Clima y Aire Limpio (CCAC) se han asociado en una campaña global de sensibilización acerca de la contaminación del aire y la salud:...

Address

Ministry of Environment, Av Javier Prado Deste 1440, San Isidro
Lima 27
Peru
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