Peru’s environmental law takes a turn for the worse

Read about this new law signed by Peruvian President Ollanta Humala that weakens the enforcement ability of Peru’s environmental ministry — at the same time that Environmental Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal takes the helm of the COP20 presidency.  COP20 Peru

Cuzco (the jumping off point for tourist treks to UNESCO World Heritage site Machu Picchu) congresswoman Veronika Mendoza called it “an embarrassment” for her country to have “a completely debilitated environment ministry” while trying to lead efforts to draft a global GHG emissions reduction agreement to take the place of the Kyoto Protocol.