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The Economics of Biodiversity: the Dasgupta Review

Tuesday 2nd February
Online
Free

Covid 19 – Learning from Belfast – Creating healthy places

Wednesday 3rd February
Online
Free

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Northern Ireland Food, Farm and Land Convention

Tuesday 9th February
Online

Building Soil Fertility on Farm

Wednesday 10th February
Online

Managing Plastic Waste Digital Conference

Thursday 11th February
Online
£200 – £260 + VAT

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The Protocol and the Environment

Monday 15th February
Online
Free

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FFCC’s Changing our land management

Wednesday 24th February
Online
Free

Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative Speaks: Targeting, Monitoring, and Conserving Soil Biodiversity: Soil biodiversity observation networks across the globe

Wednesday 24th February
Online
Free

Priorities for moving forward low carbon heat in the UK – strategy, policy, regulation, and supporting delivery

Thursday 25th February
Online
£190 plus VAT

Digital Fundraising (CFNI)

Thursday 25th February
Online
Free

Webinar: Integrated home renovation services in Europe

Friday 26th February
Online
Free

RSPB NI: Saving Species & Combatting Climate Change

Saturday 27th February
Online
Free

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Bord na Móna to end peat harvest 25 January 2021

Bord na Móna confirms it has ended peat harvesting for good

 
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By Caroline O’Doherty via Independent

Bord na Móna’s iconic peat briquette is to disappear from fuel stores and fireplaces as the company announces it has stopped peat harvesting for good.

The decision also means an end to the cutting of peat for use in compost for gardening and horticulture.

Retailers are expected to be able to source briquettes from existing stocks of peat until 2024 but reserves of peat moss compost are expected to run out this summer.

The move comes as pressure grows on companies and countries to end fossil fuel use and cut carbon emissions as the climate crisis intensifies.

Bord na Móna informed staff and unions of the decision on tonight.

It had already reduced peat harvesting in 2019 and suspended it last summer as it awaited the outcome of a protracted legal challenge by environmental campaigners, but it had numerous planning and consent applications ready for submission once the legal situation was clarified.

Read full article here…