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    Cement NAMA in Peru

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    Sector Industry
    Focus area Energy efficiency
    Type of action Strategy/Policy
    Scope National
    Stage Under development
    Submitted to UNFCCC registry No
    Start of initiative 2016
    Financing and support details
    Financing status Seeking financing
    Total cost
    (no data)
    Financing requested
    (no data)
    Financing received to-date
    (no data)
    Principal source of financing Not known
    Principal type of financing Not known
    Capacity building required Unknown
    Technology transfer required Unknown
    Additional information
    Proponent(s) Ministries of Environment and Production, Peruvian Association of Cement Producers (ASOCEM)
    International funder(s)
    (no data)
    Organization providing technical support Perspectives Climate Change, UNDP Low Emission Capacity Building Programme
    (no data)

    The overall objective of the NAMA is to establish the enabling environment to promote low carbon development in the cement industry while raising its competitiveness at the same time.

    The cement industry was responsible for around 6.1 millions tons of CO2e in 2010, approximately 8% of national GHG emissions when the land-use change and forestry sector is excluded.

    The NAMA will encourage the introduction of three main measures to promote low carbon production:

    • Co-processing – e.g. use of waste as a fossil fuel substitute in clinker production kilns.
    • Clinker substitution to reduce the clinker / cement ratio by replacing clinker with pozzolan/ steel slag/ limestone filler in cement production
    • Encourage energy efficient best practice technologies to decrease energy consumption at cement plants.

    The NAMA will accomplish these objectives by establishing the following enabling frameworks:

    • Cleaner Production Agreement will be signed with cement companies to obtain mitigation commitments from industry stakeholders and an implementation plan prepared for achieving this
    • A MRV system introduced that uses international standards of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Cement Sustainability Initiative
    • Regulations, standards and/or codes that allow the use of cement with a lower carbon content in domestic building applications as well as the introduction of co-processing and energy efficiency measures.

    The NAMA was officially presented at a stakeholder workshop on March 3rd 2016 in Lima, where approximately 50 key stakeholders from the cement and other private sectors and key ministries gathered to discuss preparations for implementation.

    Implementation of the NAMA will be supported by various ministries and governmental agencies, and the cement companies:

    • Ministry of Production: focal point, being responsible for the coordination and implementation of the NAMA
    • Ministry of Environment: raising awareness about the low carbon processes for Peru’s cement industry
    • Peruvian Association of Cement Producers (ASOCEM): support for implementation of NAMA activities in their sector
    • Cement companies: implementation of the mitigation technologies, meeting voluntary commitments that are set to be defined in the Clean Production Agreement.
    • Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation: promotion of the use of cement with low carbon content in government-supported housing projects
    • Directorate of Environment Quality in the Ministry of Environment: regulations for waste management that include the option for co-processing
    • Agency for Assessment and Environmental Control (OEFA): promotion of proposed eco-friendly measures.

    Impact and MRV

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    Cumulative GHG reductions: No data available
    Mitigative capacity:

    No information has been provided on mitigative capacity


    Social: * health benefits
    Economic: * increased competitiveness due to lower production costs
    • job creation
    Environmental: * reduced air pollution

    MRV Framework:
    No MRV plan has been defined


    The Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation, will promote the use of cement with low carbon content in government-supported housing projects by adapting construction regulation accordingly. The Directorate of Environment Quality in the Ministry of Environment will introduce regulations for waste management that include the option for co-processing. Finally, the Agency for Assessment and Environmental Control (OEFA) has confirmed interest in promoting and rewarding the proposed eco-friendly measures.
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