IRI Brazil holds series of four webinars to raise awareness of the urgency of ending deforestation, defending indigenous rights and fighting climate change
As part of the Amazônia Viva Project – a partnership with the National Association for an Economy of Communion – ANPECOM, Sistema B Brazil and
IRI Peru co-organizes regional electoral dialogues to put forests on the agenda of candidates
IRI Peru, working in partnership with several alliances and institutions, recently held a series of electoral dialogues in advance of the relgional and municipal elections
IRI Brazil holds major mobilization around Amazon Day
As part of an advocacy and public outreach campaign around Amazon Day, IRI Brazil held a major mobilization effort through anInterfaith Meeting for the Preservation
IRI Brazil issues powerful open letter to candidates for office at national, state levels calling for protection of the Amazon and its guardians
IRI Brazil issued an open letter to the political leaders running in the presidential elections and for the governments of the Amazon, Senate and House
IRI Colombia continues working to impact the National Development Plan, 2022-2026
IRI Colombia and the environmental organization Alisos met with House Representative Juan Carlos Losada to seek support from different sectors of the legislative branch for
IRI Brazil conducts series of trainings for religious leaders at CEMADEN (Monitoring and Natural Disaster Alert Center) and INPE (Space Research Institute) on forests and climate change
Throughout July and August, IRI Brazil conducted a series of trainings for over 40 religious leaders on forests and climate change. The multi-day trainings included
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.
We currently work in Brazil, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Indonesia and Peru, which together contain 70% of the world’s remaining tropical forests.
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