IRI Peru advocacy leads to approval of law on rights of nature in congressional commission

On April 9th, the Commission of Amazonian, Andean, Afro-American Peoples, Environment and Ecology (CPAAAAE) approved, by majority, the opinion proposing a new law that recognizes the rights of nature, ecosystems and species. This bill was promoted by various indigenous, religious and civil organizations, including IRI Peru. This is a first step on the way to approval of the bill in full Congress of the Republic. As part of the same commission, IRI Peru has been working to refine advocacy strategies for a Plenary of Peoples and Environment before the end of the legislature. IRI Peru is developing a communications campaign with four prominent religious leaders who have requested space to debate 17 bills on people and the environment that are awaiting a ruling from the Congress of the Republic. It is expected that the plenary session will be held during the third week of May.