IRI Colombia presents the “Escucha la Amazonia” alliance during UN High-Level Political Forum

As part of the Escucha la Amazonia alliance campaign, IRI Colombia participated in the webinar “Preserving life on Earth: projects, plans, partnerships and challenges for the conservation of the rainforest”.  “We seek to invite and motivate the international community to become involved in achieving the general objectives of Listening to the Amazon and, specifically, the objectives of defending the indigenous peoples who inhabit it and adopting the Escazú Agreement”, said Blanca Lucía Echeverry, National Facilitator of IRI Colombia, who presented the Alliance and referred to the five areas of work on which it calls for action by the new national government. The webinar took place in the framework of the United Nations High Level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and was organized by the Episcopal Church of the United States in partnership with the World Council of Churches, the Parliament of the World’s Religions and the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative. “Without tropical forests we cannot avert global catastrophe,” stressed Charles McNeill, Senior Advisor on Forests and Climate at the United Nations Environment Programme.