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Saintfield Estate, Saintfield – Woodland Management

Sunday 5th February
Saintfield Estate
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Lough Neagh Connections Symposium

Wednesday 15th February
The Marina Centre, Ballyronan
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LIFE Information Day 2017

Friday 17th February
Chartered Accountants House, Pearse Street, Dublin
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Gilford Castle, Gilford Village – Tree Pruning

Sunday 19th February
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village – Tree Pruning
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An Introduction to Legacy Fundraising

Thursday 23rd February
Arts Resource Centre, 7 Donegall St Place, Donegall St, Belfast BT1 2FN
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NIEL Manifesto 2016–21 14 March 2016

NIEL has published its Priorities for the Environment 2016–21: “What’s important to you?”

 

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To view the full manifesto, please click the thumbnail on the left. To view the summary document, click the thumbnail on the right.

This document is calling for creativity and energy to realise the potential that exists in Northern Ireland’s environment to enrich our society.

The environment can deliver for health, through spaces and places that people want to be active in. It can deliver for the economy through tourism, cultural heritage, and a clean green image that attracts inward investment. It can deliver for education through encouraging engagement with the natural world and applied sciences. It can deliver for our future wellbeing and security.

Most of all, our environment is something for people to enjoy – our land and landscape, our unique historic environment, rich freshwater network and our enviable coastline and marine habitat – and we believe that this is the best way to ensure its preservation.

Partnership (between government, businesses, communities, NGOs, universities) is crucial to delivering these benefits. The issues cut across different sectors and areas of life and we can only make progress if we work smartly and efficiently together.

 

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Key asks are:

  • Promote access to our natural and historic environment as part of the reform of healthcare, including the use of ‘Green Prescriptions’
  • A Land Strategy for Northern Ireland which enables landowners, individuals and communities to make the best use of our land and landscapes
  • Develop a more holistic approach to economic prosperity through promotion of heritage as a mainstream economic driver, adoption of circular economy principles, and the establishment of a Natural Capital Index for Northern Ireland
  • A Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill for Northern Ireland, ensuring that planning for the future, including climate change and environmental governance, is given legislative footing
  • Implementation of the Northern Ireland Long Term Water Strategy
  • Government commitment to delivering the Environment Sector’s ‘Response for Nature’ including greater focus on improving children’s connection to the environment