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Peru

TOTAL POPULATION

31 million YEAR 2014

CO2 EMISSIONS

61,745 kt COUNTRY, YEAR 2014

1,912,532 kt LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN, YEAR 2014

"An unconditional 20% reduction in emissions by 2030, compared to business as usual. A 30% reduction is offered conditional on international funding."

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CLIMATE SIGNIFICANCE

Peru hosts a staggering diversity of climate zones and ecosystems. Its lush Amazon forests store vast amounts of carbon and biodiversity, and its mountain glaciers provide water for the majority of the population on the desert coast. Yet with increased temperatures associated with climate change, Peru is confronting broad-scale watershed management issues. According to some sources, Peru is responsible for just 0.1% of global CO2 emissions but is one of the countries suffering the most from the impacts of climate change.

The Peruvian close connection with nature may prove deadly for the population in the coming years. Huaraz for instance, a town that lies beneath Lake Palcacocha, is under threat from an overflowing mountain lake. Melted ice water from mountain glaciers is flowing down and swelling the lake which is at risk of spilling over and flooding the 50,000 people that live directly in the flood path.

Damages from landslides have occurred before, and with temperatures rising and evidence of 0.5-0.8C increases between the 1970s and the 2000s, this is set to continue. In 2012, the Peruvian Navy’s department of oceanography warned that rising sea levels as a result of climate change could make some popular areas on Peru’s coast uninhabitable in 80 years. Rising air temperatures can also rob streams, lakes, and rivers of their water supplies. This creates droughts, which affect everything from Peru’s agricultural output to the habitat of local wildlife.

As a source of national pride, the effects of global warming on Peru’s natural features have stirred the Peruvian government into taking swift action. Since 2000, Peru has been recognized as a global leader in preventative measures to tackle climate change. Currently, the country’s emissions reductions plan has over 75 specific components to reduce emissions by over 40% over the next few years. In 2010, the Peruvian government pledged to cut deforestation down to zero per cent by 2021. This will decrease the country’s total greenhouse gas emissions by nearly half.

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DATA INSIGHTS

According to the World Bank, Peru is classified as an upper middle-income country. The following plots provide an overview of Peru’s historic GHG emissions in perspective with global emissions, as well as the country’s climate action and sustainability performance.

PERU GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

PERU'S TIMELINE OF TOTAL GHG EMISSIONS AND THE PERCENTAGE CHANGE SINCE 1990

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PERU GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

PERU'S TIMELINE OF TOTAL GHG EMISSIONS AND THE PERCENTAGE CHANGE SINCE 1990

PERU GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

PERU SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS INDEX (SDGI)

PERU's PERFORMANCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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PERU SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS INDEX (SDGI)

PERU's PERFORMANCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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