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Planning for climate change in Peru

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Countries and regions
Peru, Latin America and Caribbean
Action area


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.

Planning and implementation activity
Developing Strategies and Plans, Linking with the Sustainable Development Goals
Institutions involved
  • 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
Sectors and themes
Agriculture, Energy Efficiency, Forestry and Land-Use, Industry, Renewable Energy, Transport, Waste Management
Source details
Global Good Practice Analysis (GIZ UNDP)

Results supported byUNDPWorld Resources InstituteTransparency partnership