The Interfaith Rainforest Initiative is actively participating in COP28, Dubai.

IRI Brazil, IRI Colombia, IRI Indonesia and IRI Peru are present, where they are holding a series of panels and side events with the purpose of promoting faith-based action on forests, climate and indigenous peoples’ rights.Additionally, several of the IRI programs have issued calls to action to their governments to advance policies that protect forests […]

IRI Brazil participates in public consultation on deforestation action plan

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) and presented a proposal to facilitate the participation of religious leaders in the evaluation and enhancement of the plan, aiming to ensure their insights and perspectives are considered and that […]

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 rainforest, primarily through the screening of the Amaz├┤nia Viva film. Of these events, 35% were conducted in the Legal Amazon region, 35% in the southeast region of the country, 9% […]

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 PetroPer├║, which proposes to open Peru’s protected areas to hydrocarbon extraction, eliminating legal mechanisms and safeguards that have been in place for more than 60 years. IRI Peru issued an urgent statement, […]

IRI Peru mobilizes the Parliamentary Group for a Healthy Amazon, secures new members

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 created by IRI Peru. The topic for discussion is illegal activities in the Amazon, growth in deforestation and forest degradation, and increasing threats to forest defenders and indigenous leaders defending […]