Peru – Sustainable Urban Transport NAMA Support Project

Latest Updates:

  • The National Policy for Urban Transport was approved in April 2019 by a Supreme Decree. This policy is a major step taken by MTC in the implementation of the sectoral strategy for urban transport. (Press release.)
  • The Urban Transport Authority (ATU) began its operations during 2019, the board of directors and chairperson were appointed, and the process of merging the competences of four formerly independent institutions has started. The NSP supports this transformation process with technical assistance on institutional development, management and regulations.
  • The participatory process for development of the regulation concerning Law 30936 (which promotes and regulates the use of bicycles as a means of sustainable urban transport), was continued through workshops in six different cities (Chiclayo, Piura, Cuzco, Moyobamba, Lima and Arequipa), involving local stakeholders and cycling activists. The NSP provided technical assistance for the development of the law’s concept and content and in the implementation of the participatory workshops.

(As of January 2020)

#NoVaSola branded bus circulating through Lima’s city centre © GIZ / Miguel Zamalloa

The Government of Peru developed the Sustainable Urban Transport (SUT) NAMA to halt the trend towards urban sprawl dominated by cars and afflicted by serious traffic jams [1], poor road safety and low air quality. The NAMA rests on two building blocks: high quality public transport provision and vehicle fleet optimisation. Progress in these areas requires several changes:

  • A better policy framework  (e.g. fuel economy standards)

  • Additional infrastructure (e.g. metro lines, cycle lanes)

  • A strong institutional set-up (e.g. dedicated transport authority for Lima/Callao). 

A policy matrix will drive this vision through, integrating the partners’ common agenda in a structured way to allow rigorous transformation. It consists of six major approaches to emission reduction:

  1. Integrated mass public transit system in the metropolitan area of Lima
  2. Non-motorised transport
  3. Institutional set-up for urban transport management
  4. Control and mitigation of GHG emissions and local pollutants from motor vehicles
  5. Modernisation of the public transport motor vehicle fleet
  6. Support to local authorities on sustainable urban transport.

The NAMA Support Project is essential to successfully implementing the NAMA, as it creates a solid basis for follow-up measures by designing and driving through key structural change. It provides closely linked financial and technical support in three areas:

  • Coordination: steering committee coordination  with donors as well as between institutions (GIZ / KfW to act as Technical Secretariat);
  • Mitigation: implementation of selected points in the policy matrix at national and sub-national level;
  • Measurement, reporting and verification (MRV): setting up the MRV system in collaboration  with other relevant institutions. 

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are to be reduced by at least 2.2 million tonnes CO2 between 2012 and 2022 to 4.3 million tonnes CO2 compared to business as usual.

Partner MinistriesMinistry of Transport, Ministry of Environment (MINAM); Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF); Ministry of Housing, Construction and sanitation (MVCS); Ministry of Mines and Energy (MINEM)
NAMA Support OrganisationDeutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, KfW Entwicklungsbank
Implementing PartnersMetropolitan Municipality of Lima (MML); Municipality of Callao (Callao); Ministry of Energy and Mines (MINEM); Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation (MVCS); Fundación Transitemos; Ministry of Economy and Finance; Peruvian Development Finance Corporation (COFIDE); Development Bank of Latin America (CAF); Inter-American Development Bank (IADB); British Embassy in Lima; LEDSGP/EMBARQ (WRI); University College London (UCL)
Funding Volume ProvidedEUR 9.3 million
Project Duration2015–2022
Call2nd Call

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