IRI Colombia begins implementation of its “development program” strategy for the second half of 2021
During the second half of 2021, IRI Colombia will implement an advocacy strategy focused on the Development Program with a Territorial Approach (PDET). IRI Colombia
In collaboration with Fern, IRI DRC recently participated in a meeting with the European Union’s Directorate General for International Partnerships. IRI DRC is working hand in
IRI Indonesia releases issue primer on forest restoration as contribution to UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
IRI Indonesia has released its national issue primer on forest restoration as a contribution to the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The primer includes explanations
IRI DRC secures commitment to protect tropical forests from Ituri’s military governor, Ituri’s ECC President and Chancellor of the Catholic Church
IRI DRC continued efforts to raise awareness about its mission by meeting with the military governor of the province. Ituri is a province currently in
Following a tree planting session held in Bali for Earth Day, Permabudhi Makassar was inspired to carry out a similar activity. Father Yonggris Lao, Head of
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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