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Committing to a veg pledge: a multi–stakeholder initiative to increase vegetable consumption for health and the environment

Wednesday 1st December
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Webinar 2: A Bolder Vision for Belfast

Wednesday 1st December
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NPA SMARTRENEW RENEWABLE ENERGY PILOT SHOWCASE

Thursday 2nd December
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Green Growth Strategy Public Consultation Session 2

Thursday 2nd December
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NEA (NI) Energy Efficiency in the Home Information session

Friday 3rd December
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Future for Geothermal Energy, NI

Friday 3rd December
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#DigitalFundraising Webinar Series 2021

Monday 6th December
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Building Digital Capacity in the Voluntary & Community Sector

Monday 6th December
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Net Zero Culture

Tuesday 7th December
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Irish Geoparks Forum – Climate Change: past, present and future

Tuesday 7th December
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AFBI Economics Research Conference

Wednesday 8th December
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Climate and Biodiversity Ambition: Shared Island as a Catalyst

Wednesday 8th December
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Responses to challenging visitor pressures and behaviours

Wednesday 8th December
Online
Free for ORN members and £20.00 for non–members

Green Growth Strategy Public Consultation Session 3

Wednesday 8th December
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Brexit: A Year in Food, Farming & Agriculture

Thursday 9th December
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What have hedgerows ever done for us? (And what we can do for them in return)

Thursday 9th December
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Water Framework Directive Statistics Report Webinar

Friday 10th December
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Draft Green Growth Strategy for NI – Information Session

Monday 13th December
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Green Growth Strategy Public Consultation Session 4

Tuesday 14th December
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George Scott Robertson Memorial Lecture 2021

Thursday 25 November 2021 - 25/11/21

Online

About this event

We are honoured to welcome Professor Maggie Gill OBE, FRSE, as our Keynote speaker. Professor Gill is a former Chief Scientific Advisor for the Environment and Rural Affairs in the Scottish Government and is currently an emeritus Professor in the School of Biology, University of Aberdeen.

In a lecture entitled ‘Delivering Change in the Agri–Food Sector – Learning from Each Other’, Professor Gill will reflect on the outcomes of COP26 and recent strategic developments underpinning the future direction of the Northern Ireland agri–food ecosystem.

The memorial lecture is jointly hosted by the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University; the Agri–Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI); the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA). The event commemorates the achievements of Dr George Scott Robertson who played a key role in promoting agricultural progress in Northern Ireland in the first half of the 20th century.

We look forward to engaging with you on what promises to be an excellent event and an interesting evening.

Speaker Biography

Professor Maggie Gill, OBE, FRSE

Professor Maggie Gill, OBE, FRSE is an emeritus Professor in the School of Biology, University of Aberdeen. From 2014 to 2019 Maggie was Chair of the Independent Science and Partnership Council of the CGIAR (a consortium of international agricultural research centres). She currently chairs an EU Think Tank for the project Fit4Food 2030 and the Science Advisory Panel of the New Zealand Government’s Our Land and Water National Challenge. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Royal Society of Biology and the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.

Maggie was Chief Scientific Advisor for the Environment and Rural Affairs in the Scottish Government from 2006 to 2011, after serving as CEO and Research Director of the Macaulay Institute (one of the predecessors of the James Hutton Institute). She went to the Macaulay after four years as CEO of Natural Resources International Ltd, a company owned by four universities which was spun out of the privatisation of the Natural Resources Institute (originally part of the UK Government Overseas Development Administration).

Maggie (an agricultural science graduate of Edinburgh University), has been a researcher (initially in animal nutrition), managed research programmes and advised governments on research, broadening her expertise to the interactions between food systems, society and the environment. She is passionate about bringing the policy and science communities closer together to help accelerate the use of knowledge in helping to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals.


 

 

Cost   More Details Free
Time   More Details 25 November 2021 19:00 – 20:00 GMT
Contact   More Details AFBI, DAERA, QUB & UFU


https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/george-scott-robertson-memorial-lecture-2021-registration-200974880277