Participation in the International Conference on the Third Anniversary of Laudato Si’
Parallel Session at the Oslo Tropical Forest Forum
Vatican City, Rome
A delegation representing the initiative was invited to travel to the Vatican to participate in the conference “Saving Our Common Home and The Future of Life on Earth” to mark the third anniversary of the Pope Francis encyclical, Laudato Si’.
Briefing and Consultation at the COICA Assembly
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.
Briefing and Consultation at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
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.
UN Headquarters, New York
As a contribution to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative hosted a briefing and consultation to solicit input on its global advocacy work and plans for country programs in Brazil, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Indonesia and Peru.