Peru - National planning on short-lived climate pollutants

Combining climate change mitigation and short-lived climate pollutant reduction strategies
Lima, Peru

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.


The Peruvian planning process is aimed to increase SCLP mitigation measures taken at the national level, as well as SLCP monitoring and evaluation process prepared to monitor action. Those measures are a result of the sustainable increase and strengthening of institutional capacities for SLCP mitigation, the engagement and coordination with key national stakeholders and the increase of knowledge and awareness of SLCP mitigation potential and co-benefits of emission reduction and identification of priority action.

What we're doing

  • Support and collaboration with relevant ministries for the implementation of SLCP related activities.
  • Elaboration of SLCP national inventory (base year 2010), which included a stakeholder’s consultation and peer-review.
  • Implementation of a communication strategy aimed to increase awareness on SCLP and promote stakeholder engagement.
  • Leadership of LEAP-IBC Training Workshops (National and Regional) for the analysis of SLCPs.
  • Identification of climate change policies, strategies, action plans, programs and projects which can be embedded SLCP as an issue to be worked.
  • High level presentation at the Multi-sectorial Task Force (GTM), which ratified the participation of the SCLP Unit in the analysis of co-benefits and mitigation scenarios to define the Nationally Determined Contributions.
  • Support the elaboration of a second SLCP national inventory (base year 2016), which will be assumed by the General Direction of Environmental Quality.
  • Development of sectorial roadmaps to incorporate SLCPs into national policies, strategies, action plans, programs and projects related to air quality and climate change, including nationally determined contributions (NDCs).

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Who's involved

Lead Partner: A Coalition partner with an active role in coordinating, monitoring and guiding the work of an initiative.

Implementer: A Coalition partner or actor receiving Coalition funds to implement an activity or initiative.

Resources & tools

Activity contact

Elsa Lefèvre,
SNAP Initiative Coordinator
Elsa.Lefevre [at]


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