June 2022 Religious leaders representing Indonesia’s eight Religious Councils met recently for an in-person meeting to discuss in detail strategies, tactics and activities for IRI
L’IRI RDC organise un atelier sur la façon de renforcer les engagements envers les forêts dans la CDN de la RDC
L’IRI RDC a participé à la conduite d’un atelier stratégique sur la protection des forêts, l’action climatique et la défense des droits des peuples autochtones
June 2022 Since December 2021, IRI Colombia has been actively working with Escucha la Amazonia, an alliance made up of recognized environmental, indigenous and academic organizations
June 2022 “The Amazon is dying and you are not understanding, you are not understanding that our survival is in danger,” warns the latest radio
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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