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An Environment Strategy for NI 18 September 2019

Environment Strategy consultation launched in Northern Ireland

By Conor Macauley

The public has been asked to help shape Northern Ireland’s first environment strategy.

The head of the agency charged with looking after it said time was running out to ensure it is properly protected.

David Small from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency said “ambitious, inspiring and targeted actions” were needed.

The public consultation is open for 14 weeks and will close on 23 December 2019.

Mr Small said issues to be addressed included climate action, plastic pollution and getting to zero waste.

“In Northern Ireland, our beautiful landscape is our most important asset but we can no longer afford to take clear air, good water quality, and green and blues spaces for granted,” he said.

Read more via BBC News…