IRI Brazil actively engaged in the public consultation process for the new Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Deforestation in the Legal Amazon (PPCDAm)
IRI Brazil reaches over 1,200 religious leaders through 23 different events and workshops on tropical forests, climate change and the rights of indigenous peoples
IRI Brazil conducted a total of 23 workshops and events aimed at raising awareness among religious leaders about the critical significance of preserving the Amazon
IRI Peru issues two statements in opposition to dangerous bill that threatens natural protected areas, legislative measures against forests and indigenous peoples
On May 23, the Ministry of Energy and Mines (Minem) sent its environmental counterpart a draft bill prepared by the state hydrocarbons company PetroPerú, which
IRI Peru activated the offices of Congresswomen Karol Paredes and Ruth Luque for a session of the Parliamentary Group for a Healthy Amazon, a group
IRI Colombia completed and expanded the formulation of 14 environmental and pastoral action plans focused on the departments where it operates local chapters. The expansion
IRI Colombia holds training events for 238 religious leaders in Curillo (department of Caquetá) and Puerto Leguízamo, Puerto Guzmán and Puerto Asís (department of Putumayo)
IRI Colombia held a series of training events for local chapters in the departments of Caquetá and Putumayo. In total, 238 religious leaders participated in
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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