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Events

 

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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Next steps for wind energy in the UK – market frameworks and development, scaling up connectivity and capacity, and opportunities for regional economies

Thursday 6 May 2021

Online

This conference will examine priorities for wind energy in the UK, and developing its role in the wider energy sector.

The discussion takes place in the context of a range of government initiatives around clean energy production, including the Energy White Paper setting out the UK’s commitment to achieving net–zero emissions by 2050 and the strategy by which that will be achieved – with wind energy intended to play a significant role.

The conference will bring out latest thinking on:

  • priorities for the UK’s long–term approach to wind sector policy and development
  • preparing the infrastructure for increased wind power capacity
  • priorities for an approach that enables regional economies to lead sector development

The conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders to consider the issues alongside key policy officials who are due to attend fromBEIS; DfI, NI; DIT; DfE, NI; Llywodraeth Cymru; The Scottish Government and The Planning Inspectorate.

The agenda

  • Assessing policy priorities for UK wind sector development and practical steps for achieving goals – preparing the infrastructure, reducing integration barriers, and working towards net–zero
  • Next steps for market framework design and creating rules that support 40GW of wind capacity by 2030
    • The next round of Contracts for Difference auctions and what is needed to reduce barriers engagement and increase competitiveness
    • Scaling up wind power use across energy supply, supporting retail market decarbonisation, and widening consumer choice and new tariff models
    • Addressing challenges to expanding wind power capacity, restarting onshore projects, and enabling offshore assets to support emerging technologies such as floating wind
    • Priorities for developing the investment case for wind sector engagement – underpinning market stability, de–risking investment, and enhancing project profitability
  • Next steps for overcoming engineering challenges and reducing wind project LCOE – identifying site suitability, working within planning frameworks, and learning from best practice
  • Latest developments in wind turbine design, and enabling easier assembly and energy infrastructure integration
  • Latest thinking on reducing physical and regulatory barriers to energy system connectivity, and increasing grid flexibility and the provision of smart service
  • Opportunities for regional economies from wind sector development – growing local supply chains and employment, building up use cases for UK ports, and leading in government plans for the Green Industrial Revolution
  • The future for innovating and commercialising wind technology – reducing technology costs, growing innovation clusters, and bringing the hydrogen economy closer
  • Priorities for establishing effective policy tools, regulatory design, and a pathway to long–term energy and climate goals

For more details and to register click here.

Cost   More Details £190 plus VAT
Time   More Details 9am – 1pm (registration from 8.30am)
Contact   More Details Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum
+44 (0)1344 864796
info@forumsupport.co.uk
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