LIMA - The Japanese government has donated 61 green cars to the Peruvian government as part of a non-reimbursable financial cooperation, amounting to 171 vehicles donated during the Lima Climate Change Conference in 2014.
Japanese adviser Masahiro Takagi, representing the Japanese ambassador in Peru, delivered 35 Toyota Camrys and 26 Mitsubishi Outlanders to Eric Anderson, secretary-general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Manuel Mesones Castelo, secretary-general of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.
Japanese vehicles will be allocated to various public entities to promote the use of clean technology and allow its introduction to Peru's automobile market, according to a statement from the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The first batch of green cars was delivered in Nov. 2014 and were used during the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP20), convened in Lima.
The measure reaffirms Peru's firm commitment to contributing to the reduction of emissions after signing the Paris Agreement on Climate Change on Apr. 22, added an official source.