Religious leaders: Rainforest protection a ‘moral imperative’

Religious leaders: Rainforest protection a ‘moral imperative’, 20 June 2017

A first-ever global meeting to address rainforest conservation that includes religious leaders seeks to go beyond the scientific and economic justifications for protecting tropical forests.

  • The three-day event, held in Oslo, Norway, includes discussions between NGOs, government agencies, universities, indigenous groups and major religions.
  • The event marks the launch of the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative, which seeks to build on the moral case for rainforest protection with tangible metrics and goals.
  • Indigenous and religious leaders from 21 countries attended the event, organized by the UN Development Programme, Rainforest Foundation Norway and Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative.

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