Peru's leadership on LEDS
Case StudyPlanning for climate change in Peru
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.
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 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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