New guide equips religious leaders to better protect rainforests

United Nations Environment Program
July 3, 2020

In December 2019, one alliance managed a landmark move in Peru - it brought together political, religious and indigenous leaders to sign a “Forest Pledge” to develop stronger national policy to protect the country’s Amazon forest.

How did it get done? You might call it an act of God.

The events last December were convened by the Peruvian program of the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative (IRI) an international alliance launched in 2017 to mobilize religious leaders to defend rainforests, through collaboration with indigenous communities, local groups, and advocates for rainforest protection.

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