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Enabling Biodiversity Net Gain in the Planning System

Tuesday 3rd November
Online
Public Sector Rate: £389.00 Private Sector Rate: £575.00 Voluntary Sector Rate: £315.00

Time for citizen action on climate change? A webinar examining the work of the UK Climate Assembly

Tuesday 3rd November
Online
Free

Demystifying fashion with Lydia Higginson and Dr Mila Burcikova

Tuesday 3rd November
Online
Free

Lasers, drones & boats: measuring the impacts of climate change on heritage

Tuesday 3rd November
Online
Free

CLIMATE ASSEMBLY UK: PATH TO NET ZERO

Wednesday 4th November
Online
Free

Northern Ireland Infrastructure Investment Conference

Thursday 5th November
Online
£185 +VAT

The future of food packaging

Thursday 5th November
Online
Free

Why do we need an Aarhus Centre for Environmental Justice in Ireland 1/2

Thursday 5th November
Online
Free

Autumn Lecture Series Belfast: Georgian Town to Divided City 1770–1920

Thursday 5th November
Online
Free

Mainstreaming Culture and Heritage into Climate Planning

Friday 6th November
Online
Free

What if museums could be engine rooms for the imagination?

Friday 6th November
Online
Free

Discovery 2020! Conference at Queen’s University Belfast

Saturday 7th November
Online
Free

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Heritage Recovery Fund Northern Ireland applicants webinar

Monday 9th November
Online
Free

ICE Strategy Session: The value of community engagement on infrastructure projects

Tuesday 10th November
Online
Free

Why do we need an Aarhus Centre for Environmental Justice in Ireland 2/2

Tuesday 10th November
Online
Free

The UN SDGs and climate change (Reading Climate Festival)

Wednesday 11th November
Online
Free

Heritage Recovery Fund Northern Ireland applicants webinar

Thursday 12th November
Online
Free

Introduction to the Hands–On Heritage project

Thursday 12th November
Online
Free

Sustainable cities with Amahra Spence

Thursday 12th November
Online
Free

Making the Case for Building Reuse through Better Metrics for Avoided, Operational and Embodied Carbon

Friday 13th November
Online
Free

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How To Talk About The Climate Crisis To Anyone

Sunday 15th November
Online
£27.54

Climate Heritage Network General Assembly

Monday 16th November
Online
Free

Past Matters: Climate Emergency and Action

Tuesday 17th November
Online
Free

The future for Northern Ireland energy policy – the energy strategy and net zero targets, security of supply, and the impact on industry and consumers

Wednesday 18th November
Online
See website for details

Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States Regional Climate Heritage Forum

Thursday 19th November
Online
Free

Valuing Traditional Knowledge in Climate Action

Friday 20th November
Online
Free

Maintenance Week NI 2020

Friday 20th November
Online
Free

Heritage–based Adaptation and Mitigation | Documentary Film Premiere

Saturday 21st November
Online
Free

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Green nudges for promoting sustainability during Covid

Tuesday 24th November
Online
Free

Northern Ireland Environment Forum 2020 – Exclusive offer for NIEL Members!

Wednesday 25th November
Online
£95 + VAT for NIEL members

26

Using Culture to Promote Climate Resilient Sustainable Development

Friday 27th November
Online
Free

Tree Charter Festival 2020

Saturday 28th November
Online
Free

29

Putting Community Wellbeing at the Heart of Community Planning

Monday 30th November
Online
Free

     
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Time for citizen action on climate change? A webinar examining the work of the UK Climate Assembly

Tuesday 3 November 2020 - 03/11/20

Online

Hosted by NICVA, in co–operation with Involve, this webinar will examine the constructive work of the UK Climate Assembly and the resulting recommendations report “The Path to Zero” as well as discussing the prospect of a localised Climate Assembly for Northern Ireland.

In February 2020, the Northern Ireland Assembly voted to declare a climate emergency. With briefings from Sarah Allan, Head of Engagement for Involve and Rebecca Willis, Professor in Practice at Lancaster Environment Centre, this webinar will provide information on how a Northern Ireland Climate Assembly could help the devolved Government achieve policy changes and implement initiatives that will help contribute to zero emissions.

The UK government committed to reduce net carbon emissions to zero by 2050. In June 2019, six Select Committees of the House of Commons commissioned a UK wide Citizens’ Assembly to understand public preferences on how the UK should tackle this commitment, because of the impact these decisions will have on people’s lives

The Climate Assembly UK had 108 members come from all walks of life. Together they are representative of the UK population in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, educational level, where in the UK they live. Four representatives from Northern Ireland were members of the Climate Assembly. They met 6 times between January and May 2020 and their final report The Path to Net Zero has been published recently detailing recommendations that cover many areas including travel, food, land use, our homes, shopping and consumption, energy generation and use, greenhouse gas removal as well as the impacts of COVID–19 on the path to net zero. The Climate Assembly views local participation and leadership as pivotal in achieving net zero, while recognising that the need for ‘local community engagement embedded in national solutions’ forms one of the underpinning principles.

The work of Climate Assembly UK is designed to strengthen and support the UK’s parliamentary democracy by ensuring politicians and policy makers have the best possible evidence available to them about public preferences on reaching the net zero target. It is hoped that Parliament will use the report to support its work in scrutinising the Government’s climate change policies and progress on the target.

Agenda

10:00    Opening Remarks from Chair – Geoff Nuttall, NICVA        

10:05    Presentation of short video about the Assembly – Sarah Allan, Involve

10:10    An overview of the Climate Assembly – Sarah Allan, Involve 

10:25     A Climate Assembly member’s perspective on being part of the assembly

10:30     An overview of the recommendations from Climate Assembly – Rebecca Willis, University of Lancaster

10:50     Q&A                                                                                   

11:00    Close