Working with Alianza Escucha la Amazonia, IRI Colombia held the forum “La Amazonia en el plan nacional de desarrollo”, an event focused on the need
IRI Peru advocates in Congress for archiving of dangerous Bill that threatens natural reserves with indigenous populations in isolation
IRI Peru participated in an advocacy campaign to prevent passage of a bill in Congress (Bill 3518) that has been widely condemned by civil society
IRI Brazil officially launched a new local chapter in Palmas, in the state of Tocantins. The launch event and training was attended by 30 religious
To further IRI Colombia’s territorial intervention strategy in Amazonian municipalities most affected or threatened by deforestation, IRI Colombia recently launched three new local chapters: IRI
On 7-8 August, governments will gather in Belem, Brazil to discuss challenges and opportunities related to the Amazon, including deforestation, biodiversity conservation, sustainable development, and
As part of the cooperation agreement IRI Peru has with the Ministry of Environment, on 28 December the program held a virtual event for 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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