At a Glance
The South America Regional Mission Environmental Program serves Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.
Peru is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, with rich marine coastal, Andean highlands and Amazonian ecosystems, but this diversity is at risk due to changes in temperature and precipitation. Peru is susceptible to natural disasters including floods, droughts, and landslides, whose frequency, severity, and impacts are compounded by the El Niño Southern Oscillation and will be amplified by increased climate change and variability. Combined with ongoing problems such as agricultural expansion, deforestation, illegal mining, and air and water pollution, these climate risks threaten recent advancements in Peru’s development. The land-use change and forestry sector contribute around half of the country’s overall greenhouse gas emissions, followed by energy and agriculture.
Funding and Key Indicators
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