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    9th IUCN UK Peatland Programme Conference – Peatlands: Investing in the Future

    Tuesday 1st October
    The Europa Hotel, Belfast
    See website for details

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    Comber Greenway Task Day

    Saturday 5th October
    Billy Neill crossing at 9am, Dundonald or on the greenway under North Road bridge at 9.30am, East Belfast
    Free

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    NILGA Changing Places: Planning, Place–shaping and Place–making in NI

    Tuesday 8th October
    Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen
    £60

    Northern Ireland Energy Forum 2019

    Tuesday 8th October
    La Mon, Belfast
    See website for details

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    Citigroup Environmental Expo

    Thursday 10th October
    Citigroup, Titanic Quarter, Belfast
    Free

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    Grass Roots AGM

    Saturday 12th October
    Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church Hall, Ormeau Road, Belfast
    Free

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    CEDaR Training Course – Woodlice

    Saturday 19th October
    Crawfordsburn Country Park
    Free

    Maintaining a Young Hedge

    Sunday 20th October
    Kilmacrew House near Banbridge
    Free

    The Future of Food Packaging

    Monday 21st October
    CAFRE Loughry Campus, Cookstown BT80 9AA
    Free

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    Inaugural QUB Sustainability Lecture

    Wednesday 23rd October
    Peter Froggatt Centre/0G/007, Queen’s University Belfast
    Free

    Water Framework Directive Stakeholder Conference 2019

    Wednesday 23rd October
    College of Agriculture Food & Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), Greenmount Campus, 45 Tirgracy Road, Antrim BT41 4PS
    Free

    CEDaR Training Course – Grassland Fungi

    Thursday 24th October
    Magilligan Field Centre

    Enough is Enough – The Rise and Rise of Food Poverty

    Friday 25th October
    TBC, Belfast
    Free

    Scarecrow Festival

    Saturday 26th October
    Castleward
    Normal Admission

    Hidden Autumn Estate

    Saturday 26th October
    Crom
    Adult £15

    Spooky Springhill

    Sunday 27th October
    Springhill Moneymore
    Normal Admission. NT Members and under 5’s free.

    Valuing Nature Annual Conference 2019

    Monday 28th October
    Royal Society, London
    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…