IRI at the Kofi Annan Faith Briefings

New York, USA

In July 2019, several representatives of the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative participated in the Kofi Annan Faith Briefings, convened during the UN High Level Political Forum and organized by the UN Interagency Task Force on Religion.

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IRI Initiates Work in the DRC

Kinshasa, DRC

In May, members of the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative’s Global Steering Committee conducted an inception mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo where they explored with a wide range of stakeholders the possibility to launch a national program in the country.

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IRI at the Governors' Climate and Forest Task Force (GCFTF)

Caquetá, Colombia

In early May, Rt. Rev. Francisco Duque-Gomez (President of the Episcopal Church of Colombia and the Inter-religious Council of Colombia) and Reverend Edgar Castaño (President of the Consejo Evangélico Colombiano - CEDECOL) participated as invited speakers in the closing session of the GCFTF Annual Meeting. 

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IRI Peru Country Program Launch Event

Lima, Peru

The Interfaith Rainforest Initiative Peru country program was launched in December 2018 in Lima after three eventful days of dialogue to find new ways to collaborate for the protection of Peru’s rainforests and indigenous peoples.

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IRI Colombia Country Program Launch Event

Bogotá, Colombia

The launch of the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative in Colombia took place in November 2018 in Bogotá in the first meeting of its kind in the country to bring religious communities together to find new ways to address the nation’s acute level of deforestation.

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Parallel Session at the Oslo Tropical Forest Forum

Oslo, Norway

As a contribution to the Oslo Tropical Forest Forum – one of the largest and most influential gatherings of forest experts – the initiative convened the parallel session, The Interfaith Rainforest Initiative: An Opportunity to Preach Beyond the Choir.

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Briefing and Consultation at the COICA Assembly

Macapa, Brazil

The Interfaith Rainforest Initiative was invited by the Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon River Basin (COICA) to contribute to the 4th Amazon Summit and the 2nd Amazonian Women’s Congress and brief indigenous peoples from all nine countries of the Amazon and consult on how the initiative should be designed to bolster, enhance and advance their efforts to protect forests.

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