June 2022 At the end of May and beginning of June, IRI Brazil held two in-person trainings on the themes of climate change and preservation
IRI Brazil sends an open letter to Brazilian authorities after the murder of the indigenous activist Bruno Pereira and the journalist Dom Phillips.
June 2022 On June 18th, IRI Brazil sent an open letter to the authorities of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the government asking
June 2022 IRI Peru held coordination meetings with the office of Congresswoman Ruth Luque and the Peruvian Society of Environmental Law to consolidate a strategy
IRI Peru signs cooperation agreement with the National Jury of Elections for the organisation of regional electoral dialogues
June 2022 IRI Peru recently held conversations with the president of the National Jury of Elections, leading to the signing of a Cooperation Agreement between
June 2022 In February 2022, IRI Peru proposed the formation of a Parliamentary Block for the Amazon, to consolidate a group of legislators committed to
June 2022 IRI Peru is in the midst of a process of training and planning with local chapters in Tarapoto, Chiriaco, Yurimaguas and Bellavista to
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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