The cement industry in Peru has pledged to reduce its carbon emissions by half.
The government recently completed the development of a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) to transform the nation’s cement sector.
NAMAs refer to any action that cuts emissions in developing countries and is prepared under the umbrella of a national governmental initiative. The overall objective is help promote low carbon development in the industry while raising its competitiveness.
Peru designed its NAMA with assistance from the UN’s Low Emission Capacity Building Programme and consulting firm Perspective Climate Change.
The cement industry is expected to reduce around 3.5 million tons of CO2 per year once the NAMAs are fully implemented.
It will be encouraged to co-process, for example, use of waste as a fossil fuel substitute in clinker production kilns and boost the use of energy efficient technologies to decrease energy use at cement plants.