Supporting the development of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) towards mitigating greenhouse gases
Title: Supporting the development of the Peruvian Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC Peru)
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)
Lead executing agency: Ministerio del Ambiente (MINAM)
Overall term: 2014 to 2015
At the 19th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP19), held in Warsaw in November 2013, it was agreed that all countries specify their intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs) for a new, comprehensive global climate agreement. The results, which should be transparent and understandable, are to be communicated in the first quarter of 2015.
The Peruvian government has greater capacity to develop an ambitious yet feasible contribution towards reducing greenhouse gases (Intended Nationally Determined Contribution, INDC). For this purpose it can draw on technically sound and politically agreed proposals from priority sectors.
The INDC Peru project is supporting the Peruvian ministry of the environment both professionally and politically in developing the national contribution to reducing CO2 emissions in a future global climate treaty. In so doing, it is developing the capacity of the ministry not only in its role as focal point of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) but also as the institution responsible for domestic climate protection policies.
The project supplies information needed as a basis for sound decision-making and prepares this information for use in the political process. Drawing on the results, support is provided for the interministerial dialogue on the agreement of sector objectives. This lays the foundations for the subsequent implementation of the national contribution.
With the help of these basic principles and the agreements reached, the Peruvian ministry of the environment (MINAM) and the government will be in a position to formulate an ambitious, sound and implementable contribution to mitigation within the set time limit.
As the host country for COP 20, Peru addressed the topic of intended nationally determined contributions in several high-level side events and other forums. This had a multiplier effect on other countries, both within and outside the region.
Furthermore, first milestones have already been achieved in the national emission mitigation roadmap (Hoja de Ruta), which is still under development.