July 2011 – July 2012

Implementing Agency

Ministry of Environment (MINAM)

Programme Area

Public and Private/Industry




Public: Energy, production, construction
Private/Industry: Construction sub-sectors: cement, iron & steel, brick industry (EPA sectors in addition to NIS: AFOLU)

Country Context

Peru image smallEndowed with a wealth of natural resources for agriculture, fisheries, mining and trade, the Peruvian government aims to promote development and poverty reduction while protecting natural ecosystems. During the Initial National Communication first mitigation options were identified and analyzed, which included reforestation projects, fuel change in electricity generators, technical tests on transport fleets and efficiency improvements in boilers. As a next step these are envisaged to be developed into a coherent policy framework that is linked to national development priorities.vii


Under the leadership of the Ministry of Environment, Peru has developed National Mitigation Guidelines, is developing a proposal for a National System for GHG Inventories, pursuing the establishment of norms for GHG inventory protocols, and coordinating the development of NAMAs in selected. The National Climate Change Strategy is currently under revision. Complementary initiatives include the development of the Third National Communication, as well as Low Emission Climate Resilient Development Strategies (LECRDS) at the subnational level.viii

A consultative process brought together key stakeholders to specify the next steps further to integrate these identified priorities into a coherent approach. Peru joined the Low-Emission Capacity Building Project to contribute to these efforts by implementing an energy component of the national GHG inventory system, designing and verifying NAMAs and MRV system, as well as developing a concept for a LEDS, both for a selected sector.

Planned Outputs of the Project

The main outcomes and outputs of the project are:

Outcome 1: Energy component of the National GHG Inventory System implemented
  • Output 1: Institutional operating framework for GHG Inventory System in energy sector changed.
  • Output 2: National teams trained in the design, procurement and inventory review.
  • Output 3: GHG Inventory System for energy sector tested with generation of GHG inventory for energy baseline year 2010.
Outcome 2: NAMAs and MRV designed and verified for the construction industry from the standpoint of heat generation and heat consumption efficiency, lighting and electricity
  • Output 1: National teams trained in NAMA design for priority areas.
  • Output 2: Participatory design of NAMAs in prioritized areas.
  • Output 3: Concept development of MRV systems for selected NAMAs in prioritized areas.
  • Output 4: Training for those responsible for MRV systems for NAMAs in prioritized areas.
  • Output 5: Implementation plans of MRV systems for prioritized areas.
Outcome 3: Conceptual design developed for Low Emissions Development Strategy (LEDS) for the construction industry
  • Output 1: Development of baseline emission scenario and NAMA(s) for the Construction Sector.
  • Output 2: Design of management tools to achieve programmatic reduction of GHG emissions associated with the construction industry.
  • Output 3: Implementation plans for Low Emissions Development Strategy (LEDs) for the construction industry.ix


institutional arrangements

A project management unit has been established, which is supported by implementing and advisory committees. In addition the project will include subnational governments in the institutional architecture in the light of their responsibilities in the implementation of the LEDS. Also civil society organizations, private enterprises, universities and research institutions as well as independent experts accompany the process. The work is overseen by the Ministry of Environment with the active participation of the Ministry of Energy and Mines, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Production, and the Ministry of Economy and Finance. Under the leadership of the Ministry of Environment, Peru has developed National Mitigation Guidelines, is developing a National System for GHG Inventories, and coordinates the development of NAMAs on energy efficiency and waste management.x

Peru organigram


vii Initial National Communication 2001
viii Workshop presentation by National Project Focal Point Berlin November 2011
ix Project Document
x Project Document
Photo credits: Evisos (www.lima.evisos.com.pe), Sidertech (www.sidertech.com), Xaqueline Monteith (xaquelinemonteith1.blogspot.com), Collage credits: Carlos Orbegozo

National Stats

Latin America
Total Area
1,285,216 sq kmi
29,549,517 (2011)ii
GDP per capita
$10,200 (2011)iii
Population below national poverty line
31.3% (2010)iv
CO2 emission estimates per capita
1.51 metric tons (2007)v


Country Documents

National Communications

Initial National Communication (August 2001)
Second National Communication (September 2010)vi

Inauguration Workshop:

1 August 2012, Lima

download workshop material

i See CIA Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/pe.html
ii Ibid.
iii Ibid.
iv See CIA Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/pe.html
v See UN Stats: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/environment/air_co2_emissions.htm
vi See UNFCCC: http://unfccc.int/national_reports/non-annex_i_natcom/items/2979.php