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Events

 

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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

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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

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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

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“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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Just Zero – a Virtual Conference on Financing the Just Transition

Monday 25th October
Online
Free

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Social Enterprise and the Digital Economy

Wednesday 27th October
Online
Free

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

How can the island of Ireland best contribute to COP–26?

Thursday 28th October
Online
Free

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

Sunday 31st October
Glasgow

      
 

£645,000 investment for nature 23 October 2020

Environment Minister Edwin Poots today announced the allocation of an additional £645,000 of funding to environmental projects across Northern Ireland through two strands of the Environment Fund (EF).

 

EFS

DAERA Minister Edwin Poots is pictured with(L–R): Heather McLachlan National Trust, Director NI Joshua Watts National Trust General Manager of the Belfast Property Group & John Wadsworth National Trust Assit Gardener Rowallane

(Image from DAERA) 


The EF is one of the mechanisms which enables not–for–profit organisations and councils to deliver key environmental priorities across Northern Ireland.

The Minster said: I am delighted to announce this additional funding for 2020/21. This will enable organisations to continue to focus on the areas of environmental protection, improvement and monitoring of habitats and species; promotion of health, well–being, understanding, appreciation and action for the environment and access so that we can all enjoy the full value of our natural environment in Northern Ireland.” 

“The impact of Covid–19, alongside the difficult financial climate, means this is a great opportunity to support the work of local organisations who are passionate about improving the environment. I have seen at first hand the value of the work carried out by these groups and I have been highly impressed by the levels of partnership working and volunteer enthusiasm. I commend them for this work. 

A total of 17 organisations will initially receive grants for their projects, with the potential for additional projects to be funded, subject to budget availability.

Among the initiatives to be funded are projects for the delivery of core path networks and strategic routes; provision of recreation infrastructure, capital purchases essential for conservation and nature recovery.

Minister Poots added: This funding will continue to support the delivery of DAERA’s strategic aim of “Sustainability at the heart of a living, working, active landscape valued by everyone”.

The National Trust is among the grant recipients, and the Trust’s Director for Northern Ireland, Heather McLachlan, commented:

“We are delighted to receive additional funds to enable our Mourne Rangers to continue with essential footpath repairs on the Slieve Donard path, and to upgrade the boardwalks which provide safe access through Murlough Nature Reserve. Like many organisations, our conservation charity has been severely impacted by the Covid–19 pandemic, and in the current financial climate these projects simply could not have proceeded without this grant support from DAERA. 

“Since the easing of lockdown restrictions more people than ever before are seeking access to the outdoors and we’re clear that everyone needs nature at this time. This funding will enable us to continue to provide safe access to these beautiful places, and at the same time to protect the plants and wildlife which give them their character” she said.

 

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