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Planning for climate change in Peru

Planning for climate change in Peru

Developing the PlanCC in Peru through participatory planning and capacity building for climate change mitigation; analysis of the feasibility and implications of transitioning to a low-carbon economy.
Good Practice
  • Measurable and reliable data
  • Stakeholder participation
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use
  • Energy
  • Forestry and REDD+
  • Transport
  • Waste Management

Peru, Latin America and the Caribbean

Year Published

2012 - 2017

Case Summary
PlanCC (Planning for Climate Change) is a joint initiative of the Peruvian public and private sectors together with civil society and academia with the aim to analyse the feasibility of transitioning to a low-carbon economy.

The process is organized in three phases including: (1) developing mitigation options and long-term scenarios for 2021 and 2050; (2) designing plans, policies and instruments that are “climate friendly”; and (3) implementing these measures in order to catalyse a long-term transformation and to provide an enabling environment for low-carbon investment. The institutional set-up of PlanCC guarantees that people with relevant skills and institutions with relevant mandates are connected to jointly develop and pursue a Peruvian low-carbon development path. Scientific evidence generated within PlanCC feeds directly into the decision-making process of the national government.

The initiative is supported by the Mitigation Action Plans & Scenarios (MAPS) Programme which is collaboration amongst developing countries to establish the evidence base for long-term transition to robust economies that are both carbon efficient and climate resilient.
  • Ministry of Environment (MINAM)
  • Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF)
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs (RREE)
  • National Center for Strategic Planning (CEPLAN)
  • Libélula (consulting firm)
  • Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios (MAPS)
  • Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation
Cooperation with
To promote the broad inclusion of climate change on the national policy agenda, PlanCC seeks dialogue with key stakeholders from the public and private sector beyond the PlanCC team (Mitigation Action Plans & Scenarios (MAPS), 2012c).
  • Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)
  • Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
  • Ministry of Environment of Peru (MINAM)

Results supported byUNDPWorld Resources InstituteTransparency partnership