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New All Island fund launching soon

Thursday 1st April
Online
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Winter Talk – Not a lot of people know… by Ian Rippey

Tuesday 6th April
Online
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EIP–AGRI seminar: Healthy soils for Europe: sustainable management through knowledge and practice

Tuesday 13th April
Online
Free

Addressing Cold Weather Planning: How to Protect the Most Vulnerable and the NHS

Tuesday 13th April
Online
£99– £249 (discount for multiple places)

An Introduction to Nature Recovery Networks –Experiences from practitioners

Wednesday 14th April
Online
Free

Belfast Healthy Cities: Designing a city for children

Wednesday 14th April
Online
Free

Your priorities for the next Open Government National Action Plan (1 of 2)

Wednesday 14th April
Online
Free

Women in Agriculture conference: Resilience & Resourcefulness

Wednesday 14th April
Online

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Introduction to NPMS and survey methodology

Friday 16th April
Online
Free

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Belfast Hills Partnership Environmental Careers Festival 19th – 26th April 2021

Monday 19th April
Online
Free

Your priorities for the next Open Government National Action Plan (2 of 2)

Tuesday 20th April
Online
Free

Nature Recovery Networks– from Policy to Practice

Wednesday 21st April
Online
Free

Shared Rights on a Shared Island: time to acknowledge the rights of nature?

Wednesday 21st April
Zoom
Free

Women in Agriculture conference: Women Working in the Industry

Wednesday 21st April
Online

Water Ireland Conference 2021

Thursday 22nd April
Online
€178.35

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Energy Transition Conference 2021

Monday 26th April
Online
Free

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Mapping Nature Recovery Networks

Wednesday 28th April
Online
Free

Women in Agriculture conference: Business Skills in Agriculture

Wednesday 28th April
Online

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Next steps for transport decarbonisation in the UK – low–carbon fuels, infrastructure, sector–specific targets and policy development

Friday 30th April
Online
£190 plus VAT

 
 

£2m for Environment Fund 22 April 2021

Environment Minister Edwin Poots MLA has announced a further £2million for environmental projects through an Environmental Challenge Competition, one of three strands of the Environment Fund (via DAERA)

 

DAERA

Image via DAERA

Minister Poots announced the additional funding during a visit to Slieve Donard, in the Mourne Mountains, Co.Down, where he helped the National Trust repair a strategic path from ‘the saddle’ to the summit using innovative and sustainable methods. This was one of 23 projects that benefited from funding through the 2020/21 Challenge Fund.

He said: “Visiting Slieve Donard with the National Trust and taking part in helping to repair pathways to the summit has enabled me to see at first hand the excellent work undertaken by such organisations in protecting our environment. This project is an excellent example of the sustainable positive outcomes that can be achieved for biodiversity whilst promoting health and well–being through allowing responsible access to the outdoors.

“I am conscious of the significant negative impact that Covid–19 has had on organisations that work tirelessly to protect our environment, enhance access and enable visitors to experience our natural heritage and all of its diversity.

“I am therefore pleased to announce that I have allocated a further £2million for a 2021/22 Challenge Competition (Challenge Fund), to complement the existing Environment Fund, which my Department will launch in the coming weeks.

“This significant additional funding will assist Green Recovery from the Covid pandemic whilst providing further support for the delivery of key Departmental strategic aims and the Programme for Government.

“I strongly support partnership working with environmental organisations and I acknowledge the significant contribution that volunteers make to projects such as the one on Slieve Donard.  I look forward to visiting other projects in the near future to see the benefits of this collaboration.”

Heather McLachlan, the National Trust’s Director for Northern Ireland said: “We were delighted to be able to show Minister Poots the expert work we are doing to restore the footpaths which give thousands of people safe access into the Mournes. We also discussed our work to restore nature and wildlife on Slieve Donard and Commedagh. As a conservation charity, our focus is on looking after these really special places so that both people and nature can thrive.”

Read more via DAERA…