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Cutting emissions by 2030: Peru’s climate plan is in

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Peru has submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, in the framework of the United Nations Summit on Sustainable Development held recently in New York.

The Peruvian INDC establishes a 30% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 as part of the business as usual scenario. The Peruvian state says that 20% will be implemented through public-private internal investment and expenditure (an unconditional proposal), and the remaining 10% is subject to the availability of international/external financing and favorable conditions (a conditional proposal).

In the document handed out by Peru’s President, the largest reductions will take place in the forestry sector. Moreover, these national contributions include adaption measures, focused on water resources, agriculture, fisheries, forestry and health.

WWF-Peru played an important role by providing key assets to the Peruvian government, including the distinction made between conditional and unconditional contributions and the section referring the reasons why Peru’s INDC are fair and ambitious.

This section states that in 2010, national GHG emissions accounted for only 0.3% of global emissions, with per capita emissions significantly lower than the average in Latin America and the world; and on the other hand, it made clear that Peru is the third most vulnerable country to climate change impacts.

Patricia León-Melgar is WWF Peru’s Country Representative.

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