IRI Peru partners with World Resources Institute to provide religious leaders with training on the Global Forest Watch platform
On May 20th, IRI Peru partnered with World Resources Institute to hold a capacity building workshop on the Global Forest Watch platform, a powerful service
IRI Colombia partners with World Resources Institute to provide religious leaders with training on the Global Forest Watch platform
On May 19th, IRI Colombia partnered with World Resources Institute to hold a capacity building workshop on the Global Forest Watch platform, which leverages satellite
IRI Peru secures Supreme Decree from government, issues high-level declaration to strengthen protections for indigenous peoples and environmental defenders
In mid-May, IRI Peru called for an urgent dialogue with indigenous leaders, religious leaders and national authorities to address the grave threats facing indigenous peoples
IRI Peru establishes Parliamentary block with new members of congress committed to advancing policies that protect the Amazon
On May 12th, IRI Peru partnered with the Governors Climate and Forest Task Force (GCF) to hold a high-level dialogue with congressmen-elect from five regions
IRI Colombia has held two virtual events to launch their forest restoration campaign. On June 4th, the event “Amazonia ten years ago and ten years
IRI Colombia has released their bi-monthly newsletter of el “Bosque es la vida”. The newsletter includes illustrations, a review of IRI Colombia events over the
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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