The Advance SCP project promotes sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns in eight emerging economies spread across SouthEast Asia, Africa and Latin America. The project takes the countries’ needs and preferences into consideration. UN Environment-led activities in Peru aim to develop Life Cycle Inventory data for refineries, hydroelectric power plants and landfills and a National Economic Input-Output Life Cycle Assessment (EIO-LCA) database; apply Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology and develop environmental profiles and sustainability criteria for 3 products prioritized for Sustainable Public Procurement; and update/strengthen existing NAMA for the Energy and/or Waste sector.

Implemented in

  • Latin America / Caribbean
  • Peru

Led by

  • UN Environment

Partners

  • Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
  • PUC Peru
  • Ministerio del Ambiente Perú

Sectors of activity
Environmental Services, Consumer Goods, Waste, incl. Chemicals, Energy, Public Procurement, Industrial Sector

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising, Research, Analysis, Assessment

Type of lead actor
United Nations / intergovernmental organizations

Start date
07/06/2019

Objectives

The Advance SCP project supports the development and implementation of sustainability information systems (SIS) in eight emerging economies across three regions of the world: South-East Asia, Africa & Latin America; adapting itself to the varying circumstances of the pilot countries and their needs in terms of SCP.

Activities

The main activities developed in the Project are:

- Development of Life Cycle Inventory data for refineries, hydroelectric power plants and landfills and a National Economic Input-Output Life Cycle Assessment (EIO-LCA) database
- Application of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology and development of environmental profiles and sustainability criteria for 3 products prioritized for Sustainable Public Procurement
- Update/strengthening of existing NAMA for the Energy and/or Waste sector.
- Web with the data base and the input and output matrix (calculadora): http://perulca.com

Impact and Results

Amongst the main results, more than 50 professionals from government, private sector and academia trained on LCA methodology, and 3 LCA sectorial studies were developed (hydropower plant, sanitary landfills and refinery products). Launch of National LCA Database on May 23rd. 4 scientific papers published in international journals based on the results of the project and activities have been promoted in the Peru IKI Newsletter.

More information can be found at:

https://www.oneplanetnetwork.org/resource/advance-scp-peru-results-landfills

https://www.oneplanetnetwork.org/resource/advance-scp-peru-results-refineries

https://www.oneplanetnetwork.org/resource/advance-scp-peru-results-hydroelectric-power-plants

Next steps and how to get involved

For more information on this initiative, please contact Mrs. Beatriz Martins Carneiro (beatriz.carneiro@unep.org) or Mr. Ignacio Sanchez Diaz (ignacio.sanchez@un.org).