A future for the Amazon, a future for all

Published : 2019-10-15 a 00h00 | Category : Diocese

The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest tropical rainforest. Like other tropical rainforests (e.g., the ones in the Congo and Indonesia), it plays a vital role in regulating the Earth’s climate and is one of our best defences against  catastrophic climate change. The pan-Amazonian region is a rich, complex biome that hosts up to a third of the world’s biodiversity. It is also home to more than 30 million people1, including some 380 Indigenous groups2, each with their own culture, traditions and languages.

Canadians are challenged to take our Intergenerational pledge for our common home at devp.org/pledge. The pledge invites people of all ages to commit to at least one lifestyle change for the sake of the environment. Examples including reducing meat consumption and using public transport. Pledge-takers can also upload a selfie for a mosaic of engaged citizens. We thank you for your commitment to this important campaign! 
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