February 2022 Each of the 36 IRI Colombia local chapters have consolidated pastoral and environmental action plans and have committed to tracking and monitoring implementation of (i) municipal development
January 2022 Each of the 36 IRI Colombia local chapters have consolidated pastoral and environmental action plans and have committed to tracking and IRI Colombia has launched and joined
April 2022 IRI Peru and the Pact for the Amazon convened a dialogue on “Legislative Priorities for the agenda of sustainable forests in the Amazon”
February 2022 Agreement was reached with Pastor Miguel Angelo from the Presbyterian Church of Manaus to have their participation in IRIBrazil’s outreach activities and their support
February 2022 IRI Peru continues to deliver policy dialogues through ‘Pact for the Amazon. The most recent dialogue was titled, “The challenges of renewable energies for the
January 2022 IRI Peru met with the new President of the country and Laura Vargas, IRI Peru national facilitator presented a speech on the work of IRI, conveying the concern
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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