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    The Smart and Green Building Show

    Wednesday 1st May
    Premier Publishing Ltd, Unit 51, Park West Entrprise Centre, Park West, Dublin 12
    Free

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    Tiger Who Came to Tea

    Friday 10th May
    Rowallane Garden
    Normal Admission

    NI Social Farms & Gardens Annual Forum 2019

    Saturday 11th May
    The Duncairn Centre, Duncairn Avenue, Belfast BT14 6BP

    Knockbracken Allotments, South Belfast – Path Renovation

    Sunday 12th May
    Knockbracken Allotments South Belfast
    Free

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    An Evening Walk at a Scenic Location in the Belfast Area

    Saturday 18th May
    TBC
    Free

    Shared Heritage – Legacies of the First World War

    Saturday 18th May
    Various, see flyer for details

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    BioBlitz – Camphill Community Glencraig

    Friday 24th May
    Camphill Community Glencraig, 4 Seahill Road, Holywood BT18 0DB
    Free

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    Moyola Waterfoot Nature Reserve – Himalayan Balsam Control

    Sunday 26th May
    Moyola Waterfoot Nature Reserve
    Free

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    Free Environmental Skills Training Course for Undergraduate Students

    Tuesday 28th May

    Free

    Launch of the NBN Atlas Northern Ireland

    Wednesday 29th May
    Ulster Museum Belfast
    Free

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    GFA, Brexit & Environment Report 19 April 2019

    Report on the Good Friday Agreement, Brexit and the Environment launched (via Environmental Pillar)

     
    Unleashing the full potential of the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement could address some of the main risks posed by Brexit to the environment of the island of Ireland, a new report has found.
     
     
    The Full Report can be accessed here.
     
    The Executive Summary can be accessed here.
     
    The independent report – commissioned by the Environmental Pillar and
    Northern Ireland Environment Link – examines the cross–border environmental
    co–operation supported by the Agreement.

    Launched at an event at Leinster House, the report stresses that firming up the structures and institutions set–up under the Agreement could minimise some of the negative impacts arising from the removal of the existing common EU regulatory standards.

    Brexit poses a major environmental threat to the island of Ireland if there is not a common set of standards for tackling issues such as invasive species, emissions standards, water quality, and hazardous waste.

    The report outlines several key threats posed by Brexit to our single bio–geographic region, namely:

    1. Regulatory divergence that could lead to governance gaps and deterioration in standards, posing countless risks to biodiversity on the island
    2. Weakening of legislative protection in the North caused by the loss of the EU’s oversight and enforcement mechanisms
    3. Potential loss of significant stream of cross–border funding
    4. Physical blockage of cross–border co–operation posed by a hard border scenario

    These obstacles could be tackled, through better use of the institutions established under the Agreement as a vehicle to maintain high standards in policy and regulatory alignment on the island, the report states.

    Read more via Environmental Pillar…