Peru's leadership on LEDS
Case StudyPlanning for climate change in Peru
Case StudyFinancing energy transformation at the subnational level in Peru
This project presents Lima’s rapid fuel matrix switch from high sulfur content diesel to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)— mitigating risks, innovating financial structures, and pioneering information and communication technologies (ICTs) to establish an enabling environment at the local level.
In less than 9 years, the COFIGAS program has created partnerships that put more than 199,276 CNG vehicles in circulation (156,676 vehicles converted from diesel or gasoline and 42,600 new CNG vehicles). In addition, in three years (2009-2011), financing was approved for the acquisition of 714 new CNG buses for public transportation.
Case StudyGender responsive mitigation actions in NDC
To effectively, efficiently, and equitably respond to climate change, countries must develop gender responsive mitigation and adaptation strategies—not least because women are among those disproportionately and adversely affected by climate change and are seldom included in relevant decision-making processes to identify and implement solutions. Mitigation actions are measures undertaken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and harnessing the experiences, expertise, and ideas of women and men alike is essential for full mitigation power. Governments, institutions and agencies have been slow to consider ways in which women and gender considerations can be well integrated in mitigation planning –but the trend may be improving, as the following Brief discusses.
Peru’s INDC commits to reduce greenhouse emissions by 30% of its projected business-as-usual scenario by 2030. Under its Action Plan on Gender and Climate Change, Peru encourages the full and equal participation of women—including indigenous women—in adaptation actions.
Case StudyPeru’s National Climate Law: A critical step towards reducing global emissions
While hosting the 20th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP20) negotiations in December 2014, Peru passed a climate law – the first of its kind in the Latin America region. The new law establishes a greenhouse gas inventory system known as INFOCARBONO. INFOCARBONO provides a model that other countries can use when developing a comprehensive and consistent framework for national greenhouse gas inventories.
In this LEDS GP briefing note, Alfonso Cordova, climate change mitigation specialist and former climate advisor at the Ministry of Environment, Peru; and Benoit Lefevre PhD, Director, Energy and Climate, World Resources Institute Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, explain how the Government of Peru went about creating INFOCARBONO.
They outline how INFOCARBONO represents a major transformation of the country’s greenhouse gas management system. They also explore some of the challenges encountered along the way, including data and institutional challenges and how these were addressed.
The authors conclude that the INFOCARBONO initiative is an example of ambitious climate action achieved through strong leadership from key national and local stakeholders, together with good planning and international support.
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