Climate Change Strategy Approved

Peru’s Ministry of Environment (“MINAM”) has approved the National Strategy Against Climate Change through Supreme Decree No. 011-2015-MINAM. The Strategy updates its 2003 predecessor and outlines guidelines for the forestry, energy, transportation, industry, and waste management sectors.

Official Climate Change Commitment Made

In anticipation of COP21, Peru pledges to reduce its emissions 30% by 2030. 20% of emissions reductions are unconditional, while the remaining 10% are conditional, dependent on international aid.

Minamata Convention Ratified

The Minamata Convention on Mercury is an international treaty designed to protect human health and the environment from emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds. As a ratifying party member, Peru pledges to take regulatory action to reduce mercury pollution within the country.