YDS religion-ecology scholar speaking at international rainforest conference

Mary Evelyn Tucker, Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Scholar in Religion and Ecology at Yale Divinity School, was a speaker at an international rainforest-protection conference hosted by the King of Norway this week. The meeting of religious and indigenous leaders, interfaith advocates, and scientists addressed the worldwide crisis of deforestation and its relationship to climate change.

Leaders from 21 countries participated in the three-day conference, held at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo and convened by Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative, Rainforest Foundation Norway, and the United Nations Development Program.