Minister of the Environment electromobility | Mining Course

Minister of the Environment electromobility | Mining Course
Minister of the Environment electromobility | Mining Course

Minam is developing a project to improve sustainability in urban transportation with low carbon emissions.

“We want a country that is sustainable and attractive for investments with a focus on productivity with cleaner energy,” said the Minister of the Environment, Juan Carlos Castro, underlining the importance of moving towards electromobility and changing the energy matrix that allows us to progressively reduce our carbon emissions into the atmosphere (decarbonization).

This was stated during the presentation of trucks and fleet of 100% electric vehicles from the Luz del Sur company. In this regard, he indicated that this private sector initiative contributes to the achievement of national climate goals.

“It is very important to advance electromobility in changing the energy matrix. This is how we move towards decarbonization. This change is fundamental to meet our environmental goals and also to safeguard the health of our population and improve the quality of the air we breathe,” he stressed.

He said that there are good expectations for the operation of the Chancay megaport, where there are projects linked to decarbonization with modern technological processes aligned with environmental standards.

“We are committed to the active promotion of electromobility in our country. “We recognize the global urgency to migrate from fossil fuels to clean energy, especially in the transportation sector,” he said.

Sustainable mobility route

Currently, Minam leads the coordination of the multi-actor and multi-level GEF-7 project, “improving sustainability in electric mobility for urban transportation with low carbon emissions and an extended producer responsibility approach in batteries and vehicle components.” For this purpose, there is an investment of $1,784,862.

This initiative seeks to improve the sustainability of electric mobility initiatives for urban transportation and reduce local pollutants, improving air quality and the health of the population; and, on the other hand, reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transport sector, increasing the ambition of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).

This project includes the components of institutionalization of electric mobility, institutional coordination spaces, proposal for a National Electromobility Plan (presented), and proposal for a Regulatory or Fiscal Scheme, among others.

The implementation of pilots with electric buses and motorcycle taxis in Lima and Arequipa is also proposed. To this would be added partial compensation of up to $150,000 for electric buses and $5,000 for electric motorcycle taxis, for 2 years.

Along these lines, it has been planned to achieve the following goals:

  • 7 million trips in electric buses and motorcycle taxis.
  • 178,460 tons of CO2eq in direct emissions avoided.
  • 236,657 tons of CO2eq in indirect emissions avoided.
  • 26,500 women benefited indirectly and 6,000 directly.
  • 26,500 men benefited indirectly and 8,000 directly.
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