Following an extensive recruitment process by the IRI Brazil Advisory Council, Carlos Vicente has been selected as the new National Facilitator of the IRI Brazil
IRI DRC engaged in a months-long campaign advocating for the adoption of a new law recognizing the rights of Pygmy people in the country. Advocacy efforts
IRI DRC secures agreement with Provincial Coordinator to establish commission to monitor and promote the protection of forests in Equateur
While launching the IRI Equateur provincial chapter, IRI DRC held meetings with several government authorities, including the Governor and the Coordinator of Environment and Sustainable
IRI DRC held a full-day training for 40 participants from different religious groups including Catholic, Protestant, Kimbanguist, Muslim, Revivalist, and Bahai leaders, as well as
The first official meeting of the IRI Equateur Advisory Council was held at the Eala Botanical Garden as part of the provincial chapter launch. IRI
IRI Colombia has released their bi-monthly newsletter of el “Bosque es la vida”. The newsletter includes illustrations, a review of IRI Colombia events over the
They are irreplaceable. Not only do they exhibit creation in its most exquisite beauty, they provide millions of people with food, shelter, livelihoods, medicine and clean water. They are also the best climate solution we have. If protected and restored, rainforests can provide an indispensable contribution to sustainable development. Instead, they are at grave risk.
Extractive industries and land conversion for agricultural products like beef, soy, palm oil, and pulp and paper are driving tropical deforestation. In the last decade alone, an area of forest the size of the United Kingdom, France and Germany combined has been lost forever. This destruction is unnecessary and is undermining efforts by the international community to address climate change, sustainable development and human rights.
A coalition of indigenous peoples, government, business, science, NGO and civil society partners are working to halt deforestation. However, to achieve the speed and scale of change required, we need to bring the moral, ethical and spiritual dimension of humanity to bear more strongly on these efforts.
The Interfaith Rainforest Initiative is an international, multi-faith alliance that aims to bring moral urgency and faith-based leadership to global efforts to end tropical deforestation. It is a platform for religious leaders to work hand-in-hand with indigenous peoples, governments, civil society and business on actions that protect rainforests and safeguard those that serve as their guardians.
We focus on three main goals:
Raise awareness of the tropical deforestation crisis by equipping religious leaders with the science, information and tools needed to serve as effective advocates for rainforest protection.
WHERE WE WORK
We work globally and in major rainforest countries to support religious leaders and spiritual communities that are mobilizing to protect rainforests.
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