Since the Peruvian government joined the Climate & Clean Air Coalition in 2016, the Ministry of Environment has enhanced capacities towards the mitigation of Short-Lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) emissions. The capacity building process led by the SLCP Unit, created within the General Direction of Environmental Quality, has included not only joint efforts between departments regarding plans and programs that reduce the emission of air pollutants, but also the engagement of other ministries.
The first national inventory on SLCP emissions has been developed (base year 2010) with the participation of several ministries, cooperation agencies, private organizations and academia. This inventory process has included many training activities and technical meetings organized by the SLCP Unit and the Coalition, with the participation of many representatives from ministries, local governments and technical experts.
Governmental engagement has been expressed by including the SLCP agenda in the Multi-sectorial Task Force (GTM) in charge of reviewing national climate commitments for mitigation and adaptation on climate change. Currently, the SLCP Unit is working jointly with the GTM to determine the co-benefits of the Nationally Determined Contributions, as well as to design other SLCP mitigation measures related to key sectors.