Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Environmental protection has moved up Peru’s policy agenda, especially in the Amazon region. However, the government lacks the power -- and arguably still the will -- to enforce restrictions on uses that harm the environment, notably energy development and road building. Pressure for better environmental protection has hitherto come chiefly from abroad.
- Indigenous organisations will gain influence in the policy sphere.
- Extractive industries will come under pressure to adapt their practices to environmental norms.
- Climate change will force the government to take issues of deforestation more seriously.