UK firm offers energy saving advice in Peru

It aims to help the nation avoid the numerous effects of global warming it is facing, including the melting of around 40% of its glaciers and intensifying natural disasters

UK backs Peru’s first green bonds market

A guide that will lay out the basic principles that must be met in order to issue green bonds to finance projects to tackle climate change will be launched

Pollution be dammed!

The UK has announced it will help developing countries tackle disaster relief, waste management and disease control using space expertise and technologies. One such project is the UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme, which plans to use remote sensing data to minimise the risk of tailings dams failures in Peru. Tailing dams are banks of […]

British Embassy provides solar power in rural Peru

A UK-backed solar power project in Peru has officially been opened. Located at an altitude of more than 4,000 metres, it provides renewable electricity to one of the nation’s most remote regions of Ocoruro, Arequipa. It is not connected to the grid but the solar technology installed by the British Embassy in Peru, with technical […]

UK provides £62m to combat deforestation in Latin America

The UK Government has announced two projects to help combat deforestation in Latin America. It is investing £19 million in the Partnerships for Forests (P4F) fund for projects in Brazil, Colombia and Peru to protect the Amazon Rainforest. It has pledged a further £43 million in the REDD for Early Movers (REM) initiative, in partnership […]

New portal showcases global climate action

A new portal to increase the visibility of climate action by cities, regions, businesses and investors has been launched by the Government of Peru. Developed with support from the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), it aims to demonstrate strategic action being taken by non-state actors either individually or as part of co-operative initiatives. […]

Peru cements industry emissions reduction goal

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. […]

New LNG cargoes arrive in UK

The first ever liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes from the Dominican Republic and Peru have arrived in the UK. National Grid’s Grain Terminal in Kent, the largest LNG facility in the UK and eighth largest in the world, welcomed the vessels on the 24th of February and the 4th of March respectively. Simon Culkin, Terminal […]

UN, France and Peru co-operate on climate action

The UN and the governments of France and Peru have launched a new project to work together on climate action. Their new website aims to demonstrate how momentum for tackling climate change is building ahead of the COP21 conference in Paris this year. It also shows the scope of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda, which is a joint programme of […]

New 172MW hydropower plant opened in Peru

A new hydropower facility with a total capacity of 172MW has officially been opened in Peru. Located 130 kilometers north of Lima on the Huaura river, the Cheves plant will generate around 840GWh of green energy every year, according to developer Statkraft. The project is the Norwegian firm’s ninth power plant in the country and […]