Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has proposed "a new relationship with extractive activities, especially mining," which will have "an environmental and social vision." He made the proposal on June 20 at the plenary meeting of world leaders at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), held in Brazil June 20-22. The proposed relationship will seek to continue the exploitation of natural resources, but in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. However, increased extractive activities have resulted in increased social conflict. This has led Peruvian communities and activists to demand changes to environmental management. They are asking for greater emphasis on the environment: regulation of land-use, land transformation and occupation, and sustainability--specifically regarding the protection of water.
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Chanduvi Jaña, Elsa. "Mining--a bone of contention in Per." (2012). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/la_energy_notien/88