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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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Empowering Communities to Connect with Peatlands

Saturday 6 November 2021 - 28/11/21

Multiple locations

About this event

Connecting Communities with Peatlands is coming to your county. One aim of the project is to provide capacity–building training to community groups engaging with peatlands in the Midlands. In order for communities to get the most benefit from trainings, we are hosting self–assessment workshops in each of the Just Transition Midlands counties.

This day–long workshop aims to support your group to assess its own training needs to begin, or continue, to engage with peatlands. Please note that there are multiple locations for these workshops.

We encourage groups to register at least two representatives from their group to participate in this workshop.

Date, time and place

Saturday 6th November, 9.30am–4pm: Bog of Allen Nature Reserve, Lullymore, Co. Kildare

Sunday 7th November, 9.30am–4pm: Rathowen Community Centre, Rathowen, Co. Westmeath

Saturday 13th November, 9.30am–4pm: Bloom HQ, Mountrath, Co. Laois

Sunday 14th November, 9.30am–4pm: Clara Bog Visitor Centre, Clara, Co. Offaly

Saturday 20th November, 9.30am–4pm: St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Lanesboro, Co. Longford

Sunday 21st November, 9.30am–4pm: Gorthaganny Community Centre, Gorthaganny, Co. Roscommon

Saturday 27th November, 9.30am–4pm: St. Kieran’s Hall, Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary

Sunday 28th November, 9.30am–4pm: Parish Hall, Williamstown, Co. Galway

If you are unavailable to attend on the day assigned to your county, you can register for a workshop date that suits you.

About Connecting Communities with Peatlands

The project is coordinated by the Community Wetlands Forum and Irish Rural Link, with funding from the National Just Transition Fund. The priority of the project is to provide community transitioning supports to community–led groups in the Wider Midlands region, which includes counties Kildare, Laois, Offaly, Longford, Westmeath, Roscommon, North Tipperary, and East Galway. The project aims to support community engagement with peatlands by providing capacity–building training, empowering communities to manage their own resources, providing a networking platform for community–led groups to share knowledge, skills, and best practice, and supporting the protection and wise use of wetlands and peatlands.

A Just Transition refers to the ‘transition’ or changes that a community experiences when climate action policies impact the community’s economic and social activities. Communities in the Midlands have been impacted by the closure of peat harvesting plants and the move away from extracting and burning peat for energy to establish renewable energy sources and rehabilitate peatlands for the storage of carbon, in line with National and EU climate action policies. This kind of transition can be very difficult for communities if the process does not include them.