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World People Of Nature Day– Green Childhood

Friday 1st October
Online

Winter Migration Festival

Saturday 2nd October
Castle Espie
See event page

03
04

BITCI– The Sustainability Revolution

Tuesday 5th October
Online
Free

Natural Capital Finance & Investment Conference 2021

Wednesday 6th October
Online
Delegate places are £55 per person

Peatlands gathering 2021

Thursday 7th October
Online
Free

08
09
10

One World Festival

Monday 11th October
Mostly online

Do no harm to the environment: translating the EGD into Cohesion Policy 2021–2027

Tuesday 12th October
Online
Free

Rising seas and climate change with Dr Asha de Vos

Tuesday 12th October
Online
Free

Heritage on the Ground

Tuesday 12th October
Online
Free

Sustainable Peatlands: A Win for All

Wednesday 13th October
Online
Free

Natura 2000 logo for goods and services – supporting nature and people for a sustainable recovery

Wednesday 13th October
Online
Free

Floodplain Meadows Partnership Conference 2021

Wednesday 13th October
Online
0–£25

NI Waste Expo 2021

Thursday 14th October
Titanic Belfast
Non–qualified individuals are subject to a £250 attendance cost.

NorthernIreland2035– Common Purpose

Thursday 14th October
Online
Free

15

Cave Hill Fungal Foray

Saturday 16th October
Belfast Castle
Free

17

“The Climate Crisis is a Human Rights Crisis”

Monday 18th October
Online
Free

Nature Means Business Online Conference

Tuesday 19th October
Online
£5.98

Nature Means Business

Tuesday 19th October
Online
£5.98

Practicing Food Sovereignty in the Climate Emergency

Tuesday 19th October
Online
Free

Young Trustees in the Environmental Sector

Tuesday 19th October
Online
Free

Mapping a Just Energy Transition in NI

Wednesday 20th October
QUB Great Hall
Free

The Year of Youth Climate Action: COP26 and Your Role

Wednesday 20th October
Online
Free

Legislating for Climate Action on the Island of Ireland

Thursday 21st October
Online
Free

Belfast City Council ‘Go Social’ Virtual Bus Tour – Destination: North West

Thursday 21st October
Online
Free

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24

Just Zero – a Virtual Conference on Financing the Just Transition

Monday 25th October
Online
Free

26

Agriculture and Climate Change: A Countryside COP event

Wednesday 27th October
Online
Free

Climate Resilience Heritage Summit

Wednesday 27th October
Online
Free

Nature Connection, Rewilding and Ecotherapy

Wednesday 27th October
22 University Square
Free

The Social Enterprise Rural Forum

Wednesday 27th October
Online
See ticket types

28
29
30

UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) – Glasgow 2021

Sunday 31st October
Glasgow

      
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Sustainable Peatlands: A Win for All

Wednesday 13 October 2021 - 15/10/21

Online

 About this event

The EU projects CARBON CONNECTS and CANAPE share the commitment to sustainably re–wetting and restoring peatlands.

This 3–day conference brings together European experts, managers, policy makers and stakeholders to discuss their visions on restoring and protecting peatlands. The event focuses on innovative techniques, business models and policy options developed over 4 years of work by the projects CANAPE and CARBON CONNECTS.

We are looking forward to welcoming you remotely online or on site at Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences in Leeuwarden. You can choose the most convenient option.

PEATLANDS IN TROUBLE

Peatlands are one of our most valuable ecosystems, however, they are under intense threat. Globally, 25% of peatlands have been destroyed, and in Europe peatlands have been assessed as the most degraded ecosystem (European Commission). Damaged peatlands are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, responsible for 5.6% of global human–caused CO2 annually, more than aviation and shipping combined. Peatland loss also means biodiversity loss, more floods and droughts, and degraded drinking water for local communities.

When a peatland is drained or stripped of its peat–forming vegetation it becomes an inactive bog, emitting rather than storing or sequestering significant amounts of CO2. Damage is often caused when bogs are drained for agriculture and tree planting. Atmospheric pollution, including from sulphur and nitrogen, peat extraction for fuel, horticulture, and development, fires, and overgrazing, are all also responsible for peatland degradation.

Peatland restoration and protection is thus paramount for global attempts to combat climate change. Therefore, it is crucial to develop and support sustainable ways to manage peatlands that can both preserve their maintenance and functionality and provide a viable future for landowners and farmers.

 

Cost   More Details Free
Time   More Details 13TH–15TH Oct 2021
Contact   More Details European Landowners’ Organization


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