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Environmental enforcement pressures will mount in Peru

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Subject

Environmental protection.

Significance

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.

Impacts

  • 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.
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