Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet: Peru
This factsheet breaks down greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Peru in 2012 by sector, emissions trends, how emissions relate to gross domestic product (GDP) and the country’s mitigation strategies.
Peru emitted 159 million metric tons (MtCO2e) in 2012, with the land-use change and forestry sector contributing 45 percent to overall emissions, followed by the energy sector emitting 30 percent and the agriculture sector emitting 16 percent.
Greenhouse gas emissions increased 44 percent from 1990 - 2012. Gross domestic product (GDP) grew 184 percent from 1990 - 2012 with emissions increasing 224 percent in the same time period, suggesting the Peru economy is increasingly carbon intensive.
Peru’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) outlines a greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 30 percent relative to its projected business as usual scenario in 2030. 20 percent of reductions will be implemented unconditionally, while 10 percent of reductions will be conditional upon availability of international financing and other conditions.
This User Guide explains some of the terminology in this GHG Factsheet.
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