IRI South Kivu secures commitment of religious leaders to address climate change 

IRI South Kivu participated in a religious confessions workshop organised by environmental civil society groups in Uvira. Among the participants were 25 religious leaders, representatives of the State Environmental Services, and civil society. The workshop sought to unite interfaith leaders for the initiative, “Religion for Climate Justice,” to strengthen the capacities of religious leaders and communities to raise awareness about care for creation and the fight for climate justice. After the workshop, IRI South Kivu issued a statement of commitment from religious leaders on their commitment to take an active part in the fight against climate change, with key sectors of reform in the DRC relating to environmental management, land use planning, agriculture and land.