Flames put the world’s forests in harness

Between 2002 and 2022, 123.18 million hectares of forests have been lost to flames, and during the last five years, sixth-generation fires -also called mega-fires or firestorms- have become increasingly frequent, devastating thousands of hectares at great speed. The transformation of land use, climate change, the abnormal warming of the North Atlantic Ocean and the […]

IRI-Colombia trained more than 60 territorial planning advisors in Guaviare

As part of its advocacy strategy, the main objective of which is to make the protection of the Amazon a priority for local and regional governments, IRI-Colombia held a workshop on Development Plans for territorial planning advisors of Guaviare, on March 5 in the capital of the department. One of the first goals of the […]

IRI-Colombia contributes to the formulation of Development Plans

The governors of Guaviare, Caquetá and Putumayo, as well as the mayors of eight Amazonian municipalities, in which IRI-Colombia is present, committed to include the Initiative’s proposals in their Development Plans. Although our country has a long history in this area, it was not until the 1991 Constitution that it was mandated – through seven […]

“To the extent that we can do without things, we reduce the pressure on nature”

The carbon footprint is the global indicator that quantifies the greenhouse gases we emit. Reducing it is not an impossible task, but with its reduction we can contribute to taking care of the planet and curbing global warming. To understand the environmental impact that the pandemic had on the world, it is useful to refer […]

From Words to Deeds: Development Plans with an Environmental Focus

“As religious leaders and people of faith, it is our ethical and moral duty to protect nature. As citizens it is our duty to work for this laudable mission, to ensure a planet for our future generations,” said Pastor Edgar Castaño, religious leader of the Baptist church, president of the Evangelical Confederation of Colombia and […]

IRI-Colombia in the CTPs

One of the main achievements of the first phase of IRI-Colombia’s local and regional advocacy campaign last year was the signing of the agreement ‘A New Opportunity for Hope for the Amazon’, signed by the then candidates for mayors and governors of municipalities and departments where IRI is present. Among the commitments made by the […]