Implementation of the national climate change mitigation goals

Project description

Title: NDC Peru: support in implementing the national climate change mitigation strategy
Commissioned by: Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) as part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI)
Country: Peru
Lead executing Agency: Ministry of Environment
Overall term: 2019 to 2024



Peru’s nationally determined contributions (NDCs) for climate change mitigation are designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent by 2030 and to help the country and its people adapt better to the impacts of climate change. The Climate Change Framework Law passed in 2018 provides the central political framework for implementing the contributions. It stipulates that the Ministry of Environment is to technically support the ministries and regional governments in implementing climate change adaptation and mitigation measures. To achieve this, cooperation between the ministries and regional governments is required. This is a challenge for the Ministry of Environment, which rarely acts as a protagonist in interministerial or regional processes. In order to finance the measures, which clearly exceed the national budget, the Ministry of Environment also has to attract funding from the private sector. 


In close cooperation with the relevant public and private stakeholders, the Ministry of Environment is efficiently coordinating the implementation of priority mitigation and adaptation measures in order to achieve the targeted NDCs.



At the national level, the Ministry of Environment is drawing up an adaptation plan and a low-carbon development strategy to underpin implementation of the nationally determined contributions for climate change mitigation. The project strengthens the Ministry of Environment’s capacity to provide better technical support to the relevant ministries and regional governments during implementation of mitigation and adaptation measures. In collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Mines and the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, as well as selected regional governments, instruments, standards and strategic plans are being developed and updated. They form the basis for implementing initial measures that serve as examples to more ministries and regions. 

In addition, as part of the project, the Ministry of Environment is mainstreaming a coordination mechanism to ensure that regulated implementation of the NDCs will continue in future. This is to take place in consultation with representatives from the ministries, regional governments, private sector and civil society.

A system based on international standards documents the implementation and funding of the adaptation and mitigation measures. This makes it possible to track and report on progress in the framework of international agreements.