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Small-Scale Mining and Environmental Protection in Peru: What Will New Legislation Bring?

When:

August 6, 2014

A recent decision by the government of Peru to reactivate the national economy will – among other things – ease environmental protections on mining and energy activities. A law passed earlier this month by the Peruvian Congress has raised key questions about environmental implications of the reforms, including within the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector. ASGM activities in Peru and globally raise a host of complex environmental and social challenges, and formalization of the sector is viewed as a critical step to addressing such challenges. Monica Nuñez Salas with the Peruvian Agency for Assessment and Environmental Control and Hannah Stutzman with the Amazon Conservation Association will address:

  • The implications of the new law for biodiversity and protected areas
  • The effects of the law on the ASGM sector, including strategies to promote formalization and voluntary compliance with environmental measures
  • The future of environmental institutions in Peru

Speakers:

Monica Nuñez Salas, Legal Advisor at the Peruvian Agency for Assessment and Environmental Control

Hannah Stutzman, Director of Programs, Amazon Conservation Association

Materials:

An audio archive of the seminar can be found here.  

Slides from Monica Nuñez Salas's presentation can be found here
Slides from Hanna Stutzman's presentation can be found here.