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Advance Sustainable Consumption and Production in Peru - Contributing to Low Carbon Development

  • Published on June 7, 2019
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.
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. 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 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 Also, 3 videos were produced in order to present the main results of the project (the videos are linked at the bottom of the page): - Solid Waste Management in Peruvian cities Video on the generation of urban solid waste (MSW) in Peru and its management in Peruvian cities. The current challenges for managing MSW in the main cities of the country are discussed.   - Solid Waste Management in the Peruvian Amazon Video on the generation of urban solid waste (MSW) in Peru and its management in the Peruvian Amazon. The current challenges to improve the management of these MSW in areas with tropical climate are discussed.   - PeruLCA Web Portal Informative video about the website of PeruLCA, the Peruvian national database of life cycle inventories. 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).
Project start date
07/06/2019
Project end date
07/06/2019

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