DAY 11: INTERNATIONAL FOUCS
AMAZON CLIMATE FORUM
— LEARN —
Preserving the Amazon rainforest in South America is crItical to maintaining a stable global climate. But the region is suffering massive deforestation from logging, mining, industrial agriculture, and other forms of extraction of resources from the earth. The peoples of the Amazon, who have been protectors of this important bio-region for millennia, are being left out of conversations about solutions to the climate crisis and criminalized for defending their land, water, and way of life. The Vatican hosted a meeting of Church and Indigenous leaders in October 2019 to hear their hopes and concerns.
— PRAY —
Pray for communities of the Amazon who are facing multiple crises, including the coronavirus pandemic, the devastation of extractive industries, and the threats of climate change.
— ACT —
- Read about the Life Plan to save the Amazon by the Asamblea Mundial por la Amazonía.
- Sign a letter to President Biden and Vice President Harris urging policies to protect the Amazon rainforest.