IRI Launches "Forests & Pandemics", Mitigating Disaster Risks, Religica & More PoWR Updates | parliamentofreligions.org

IRI Launches "Forests & Pandemics", Mitigating Disaster Risks, Religica & More PoWR Updates

Publication Date: 
Thursday 16, Jul 2020
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On Tuesday, July 14th Interfaith Rainforest Initiative (IRI), a partner of the Parliament of the World's Religions, launched the primer, Forests and Pandemics: How Protecting Tropical Forests Can Prevent Coronaviruses and Other Emerging Diseases.

The primer, available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Bahasa, highlights the role of religous leaders and faith communities in halting and reversing tropical deforestation as a critical part of any strategy to reduce the likelihood of future pandemics.