IRI DRC contributes to workshop, study on strengthening commitments to forests in DRC’s National Determined Contribution (NDC)
IRI DRC has been actively working to input into the National Determined Contribution (NDC) of DRC to the UNFCCC. The program recently participared in a
IRI Peru meets with the Director General of Human Rights of the Ministry of Justice, follows up on the protection mechanism for environmental defenders
IRI Peru recently met with the Director General of Human Rights of the Ministry of Justice to follow up on a decree they helped secure
In partnership with the National Association for an Economy of Communion – ANPECOM and System B Brazil, IRI Brazil organized a learning journey and immersion
IRI Colombia local chapters in San José del Guaviare make progress in fulfilling pastoral action plans
IRI Colombia held a series of meetings with members of the local chapters in San José del Guaviare to follow up on their pastoral and
After months of dialogue and coordination, IRI Peru formally installed the Parliamentary Group for a Sustainable Amazon on Friday 22 July in the Congress of
IRI Peru held a working meeting with the Vice Minister of Strategic Development of Natural Resources of MINAM, Fey Yamina Silva Vidal, to present concerns
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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