IRI Peru launches national issue primer on forest reforestation as contribution to UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
IRI Peru has released a new forest restoration primer as a practical guide for faith communities to undertake restoration activities. The primer provides an overview
The Anglican Communion shared IRI Colombia’s institutional video on their website reaching over 12,000 people and received endorsement from the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
On the occasion of Peru’s 200th independence anniversary and the arrival of the new President-elect, IRI Peru’s national facilitator, Laura Vargas, published an editorial in the national newspaper
On July 26th and on the occasion of Peru’s bicentennial celebration transmitted on TV Péru, former President Francisco Sagastim, government authorities, ministers, ambassadors, members of the
IRI Colombia recently developed a document presenting its overall achievements since November 2018, including the country’s general social, political, and environmental context, the initiative’s intervention
On July 19th and 21st, IRI Peru met with religious leaders in the cities of Quillabamba, in the Cusco region, and Puerto Inca in the Huánuco
They are irreplaceable. Not only do they exhibit creation in its most exquisite beauty, they provide millions of people with food, shelter, livelihoods, medicine and clean water. They are also the best climate solution we have. If protected and restored, rainforests can provide an indispensable contribution to sustainable development. Instead, they are at grave risk.
Extractive industries and land conversion for agricultural products like beef, soy, palm oil, and pulp and paper are driving tropical deforestation. In the last decade alone, an area of forest the size of the United Kingdom, France and Germany combined has been lost forever. This destruction is unnecessary and is undermining efforts by the international community to address climate change, sustainable development and human rights.
A coalition of indigenous peoples, government, business, science, NGO and civil society partners are working to halt deforestation. However, to achieve the speed and scale of change required, we need to bring the moral, ethical and spiritual dimension of humanity to bear more strongly on these efforts.
The Interfaith Rainforest Initiative is an international, multi-faith alliance that aims to bring moral urgency and faith-based leadership to global efforts to end tropical deforestation. It is a platform for religious leaders to work hand-in-hand with indigenous peoples, governments, civil society and business on actions that protect rainforests and safeguard those that serve as their guardians.
We focus on three main goals:
Raise awareness of the tropical deforestation crisis by equipping religious leaders with the science, information and tools needed to serve as effective advocates for rainforest protection.
WHERE WE WORK
We work globally and in major rainforest countries to support religious leaders and spiritual communities that are mobilizing to protect rainforests.
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