Image (Right): “Linking the Irish Environment” event, 21st June 2023
LENS (Linking the Environment North and South): All Island Civil Society Forum on the Environment:
Northern Ireland Environment Link (NIEL) and the Irish Environment Network (IEN) are the two membership organisations for the environmental charity sectors in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. NIEL has more than 65 organisational members and IEN has 34.
Both IEN and NIEL have been working together on joint projects for a number of years. However, the withdrawal of the UK from the EU has demonstrated a need for environmental civil society organisations north and south to engage in greater all-island collaboration. The most recent collaboration between IEN and NIEL was the commissioning of research on post-Brexit all-island environmental governance and recommendations on improving environmental cooperation on the island. One of the recommendations of the report was the establishment of an all-island civil society dialogue/forum on the environment.
IEN and NIEL have been successful in securing funding to run an all-island forum on the environment and are now looking for an experienced external consultant/s with significant facilitation experience to assist in the development and management of the Forum over the next year.
This project is being funded by the Government of Ireland Shared Island Civic Society Fund
Deadline for Submissions: 12pm Friday 10th November 2023