IRI Peru formally installs Parliamentary Group for a sustainable Amazonia´┐╝

After months of dialogue and coordination, IRI Peru formally installed the Parliamentary Group for a Sustainable Amazon on Friday 22 July in the Congress of the Republic. The event was attended by seven members of Congress, various religious authorities and experts in forestry and environmental issues.  The group has a mandate to bring together science and ethics to promote a sustainability agenda for the Amazon and Peru’s forests. The event, co-organised with the Peruvian Society of Environmental Law – SPDA, was webcast and presented the main conclusions of the working groups held the previous week with public and civil society forestry experts on the priorities for the environmental forestry agenda in Congress.  All attendees signed the Declaration Charter of the Group for a Sustainable Amazon. The group of parliamentarians will now get to work on a legislative agenda to protect forests.