10 January 2020

Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation announce they are not accepting new proposals until December 2020 in the wake of environmental emergency in the Amazon rainforest

The Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation has informed all potential applicants that it will not be accepting new project proposals until December 2020 as the foundation seeks to commit its resources to the environmental emergency occurring in the Amazon rainforest.

The decision taken by the foundations President and Board will see the foundation support a three year project implemented by the No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ) association to address climate change and the degradation of the Amazon through the lens of fighting impunity. The project will seek to reverse the current fate facing the rainforest, a systematic and deliberate destruction, by realigning the scales, and by holding violators to account for their actions.

The project will also invest in supporting local actions to give effect to the recommendations of the “Amazon Beyond the Crisis” meeting, by seeking to empower local communities to act in defence of their own homes and their environment.

For further information on the decision.