IRI Peru holds electoral dialogues on forests with presidential and congressional candidates as part of the Pact for the Amazon
In recent weeks, three electoral dialogues have been held, one at the national level and two at the regional level (Ucayaliand Huánuco). The general theme of
As part of the general elections in Peru, IRI Peru has carried out a strong public outreach strategy with mass media at the national and
In the last several weeks, IRI Colombia has delivered training and capacity building workshops in all 36 local chapters across the country. Each training event
On 17 March, IRI Indonesia held a nation-wide “paperless campaign” with Muhammadiyah University Riau, which drew the participation of more than 200 people. Participants represented
IRI Indonesia launches provincial chapter in Riau, with training event on forests for religious leaders
On 16 March, IRI Indonesia launched its first provincial chapter, IRI Riau. The launch – which was covered extensively in the media – was attended
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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