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Nov 2021 right left

Island Space @ COP26

Monday 1st November
Online
Free

Carbon Literacy for Small Businesses– Top Management NI

Monday 1st November
Online
Free

Attitudes to planetary stewardship and transformation among G20 countries

Monday 1st November
Queen’s University Belfast – Canada Room and Council Chamber
Free

Smart Energy Conference 2021

Tuesday 2nd November
ICC Belfast
See website for details

Belfast Festival of the Circular Economy / Re(ACT)

Tuesday 2nd November
Multiple events online & in–person
Free

The Power of Water Report Launch

Wednesday 3rd November
Online

Social Enterprise & the Green Economy

Wednesday 3rd November
Hillsborough Castle and Gardens
Free

Mapping the Just Transition in Northern Ireland

Wednesday 3rd November
Queen’s University Belfast – Canada Room and Council Chamber
Free

A local solution to a global problem: community wealth building and climate

Wednesday 3rd November
QUB– Peter Froggatt Centre 0G.007
Free

Universities in the face of a planetary crisis

Thursday 4th November
Queen’s University Belfast – Canada Room and Council Chamber
Free

Heritage: How To? Phase One Launch

Thursday 4th November
Online
Free

BTO Northern Ireland Birdwatchers’ Conference 2021

Friday 5th November
Online
£5 for both days

Empowering Communities to Connect with Peatlands

Saturday 6th November
Multiple locations
Free

COP26 Rally Belfast

Saturday 6th November
Belfast
Free

Webinar on the Rights of Nature

Sunday 7th November
Online
Free

Climate Adaptation Day – ‘Climate and Nature’

Monday 8th November
Online
Free

COP26 – Regional Climate Roadshow

Monday 8th November
Online
Free

Economic and other Benefits of Local Climate Action

Monday 8th November
Queen’s University Belfast – Canada Room
Free

Young Trustees Movement Champion Training

Tuesday 9th November
Online
Free

Local Citizen Climate Action

Tuesday 9th November
Queen’s University Belfast – Canada Room and Council Chamber
Free

National Air Quality News Conference

Wednesday 10th November
Lords Cricket Ground, London
Tickets from £150–£395

Reviving Villages: Sowing the Seeds for a Grassroots Recovery

Wednesday 10th November
Online
Free for HTN members & £5 for non–members

The climate crisis and ensuring a just transition beyond carbon

Wednesday 10th November
QUB– Peter Froggatt Centre 0G.007
Free

LGCAN– All Together Now: Collaboration for Local Climate Action in Northern Ireland

Thursday 11th November
Online/ COP26 Glasgow
Free

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IoD NI & NIE Networks: Green Recovery Forum – How local SMEs are responding to the Climate Change Emergency

Wednesday 17th November
Crowne Plaza Belfast, Belfast
Free– members only

The Rural Communities Conference 2021: Working in Partnership to Improve Local Services

Wednesday 17th November
Online
See website for details

Adapting historic estates to climate change risk

Wednesday 17th November
Online
Free

Mapping the path for Nature’s Recovery in Northern Ireland

Wednesday 17th November
Online
Free

Digital DNA presents Climate X

Wednesday 17th November
W5 Belfast
£75 – £125

Sustainable Fish Cities NI Information Session

Wednesday 17th November
Online
Free

Environmental crisis for trustees

Wednesday 17th November
Online
Free

EU Clean Air Forum

Thursday 18th November
Livestream
Free

The Business of Net Zero

Thursday 18th November
Innovation Factory,385 Springfield Road, Belfast
Free

Shared rights on a shared island: time to acknowledge the rights of nature?

Thursday 18th November
Queen’s Film Theatre
Free

Heritage: How To? Phase Two Launch

Thursday 18th November
Online
Free

HERoNI :The Irish Architectural Archive with Colum O’Riordan

Friday 19th November
Online
Free

Insights and intersections: NI Ethnic Minorities’ and Migrants’ Relations

Friday 19th November
Online
Free

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The National Sustainability Summit

Tuesday 23rd November
RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin
Free

EIT Food North–West– Aquaculture Showcase

Tuesday 23rd November
Online
Free

Climate Change: The People’s Story

Tuesday 23rd November
Online
Free

Green Growth Strategy Public Consultation Session 1

Tuesday 23rd November
Online
Free

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The Chemical Pollution Crisis

Thursday 25th November
Online
Free

Webinar 1: A Bolder Vision for Belfast

Thursday 25th November
Online
Free

George Scott Robertson Memorial Lecture 2021

Thursday 25th November
Online
Free

Streets 4 All Northern Ireland

Thursday 25th November
Online
Free

COP26 Debrief: Global warming – Code Red for Humanity?

Friday 26th November
Online
Free

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European Business & Nature Summit 2021

Tuesday 30th November
Online

    
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COP26 Debrief: Global warming – Code Red for Humanity?

Friday 26 November 2021 - 26/11/21

Online

A Code Red for Humanity…

World leaders will gather in Glasgow to discuss global warming and hopefully agree to secure global net zero emissions by 2050 and keep global warming to 1.5C.

According to the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, some climate change trends are now ‘irreversible for centuries to millennia’. The UN Secretary–General António Guterres said the report was nothing less than “a code red for humanity. The alarm bells are deafening, and the evidence is irrefutable”.

Against this backdrop we will review the outcomes of COP26. What tangible progress was made? In particular, what does it mean for my business? How can we accelerate what we are doing in our patch in the Thames Valley? Does COP26 change the path we are on when it comes to global warming?

These are just some of the questions we will be addressing in this session with the help of a distinguished panel of speakers including:

Mark Dodwell and Rishi Madlani from NatWest. NatWest are one of the major sponsors of COP26 and they have made a multi £billion commitment as an organisation to environmental sustainability over the next decade. Mark is Head of Clean Transport Propositions and Rishi is Head of Climate and Sustainable Finance.

Chris Walkingshaw, Operations Director from Motorsport UK. Chris is responsible for the Motorsport UKs Sustainability Strategy.

Professor Bill Collins from the University of Reading. Bill will give a perspective on how meaningful COP26 has been in terms of the bigger picture of reducing emissions and managing climate change.

About the speakers:

Mark Dodwell, Director, NatWest – Climate Propositions

Mark is a senior member of NatWest’s dedicated Climate Propositions team addressing the challenge of de–carbonising businesses in the UK. By working across NatWest the Climate Propositions team will develop and deliver a full spectrum of solutions with a focus on Carbon Tracking, Clean Transport, Clean Energy, Clean Buildings and Green Finance

Rishi Madlani

Rishi is Head of Sustainable Finance and Just Transition for NatWest Group which encompasses the bank’s activities supporting the transition to a lower carbon economy and increasing funding to areas with a wider social purpose.

Chris Walkingshaw, Operations Director and Sustainability Lead, Motorsport UK

Chris is the Operations Director at Motorsport UK, the national governing body for all four wheeled motorsport taking place in the UK. Chris has a background in property and facilities management and in his role as Operations Director is responsible for the Motorsport UK Sustainability Strategy along with overseeing its building operations and IT business systems. Chris has worked in the motorsport industry for 15 years and as echoed in the Motorsport UK strategy firmly believes sport has a vital role to play in climate change. Previously, Chris has been responsible for delivering projects for testing low carbon vehicle propulsion systems and installing one of the UK’s largest community owned solar installations.

Professor Bill Collins, Professor of Climate Processes, University of Reading

Bill is Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Earth System Modelling at the University of Reading. He researches the effects of different greenhouse gases and pollutants on climate and the Earth System. A particular research focus is on how to compare the effects of different climate pollutants on different timescales. He has been a lead author on the last two IPCC reports, specifically chapters addressing greenhouse gases and how sensitive climate is to them.

Cost   More Details Free
Time   More Details November 26 @ 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm
Contact   More Details Ethical Reading and NatWest


https://www.ethicalreading.org.uk/event/cop26-debrief-global-warming-code-red-for-humanity/