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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.
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”...
International experience shows that the incorporation of clean fuels has a positive effect that directly affects the emissions of PM, SO2 and other polluting gases, both in new vehicles, and...
A Spanish language brochure produced by Peru's Ministry of Environment that outlines the Climate and Clean Air Coalition's acitivities, and the benefits of reducing short-lived climate pollutants...
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...
Agenda for the Regional Conference on SLCPs and Atmospheric Pollution: Progress on Policies and Strategies in Latin America
5-6 of may2016
SNAP Factsheet for Peru
A report on the 1st Regional Conference on SLCPs and Air Pollution, that took place in Lima, Peru, May 4-6 2016. The conference consisted of: i) A workshop on the Peru's SLCP strategy; ii) A...
Presentación utilizada en el webinar "Respira La Vida: Aire Limpio, Futuro saludable para las ciudades del Peru” para introducir el tema de contaminantes climáticos de vida corta y el...
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:...