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    Tree Maintenance

    Sunday 1st December
    Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh
    Free

    Placemaking for a Healthier Belfast

    Monday 2nd December
    Assembly Buildings, 2–10 Fisherwick Place, Belfast
    Free

    The UKERC project OverCoME (Overcoming Conflict in Marine Energy)

    Monday 2nd December
    Waterfront ICC Belfast

    Visitor Safety Group Managing Informal Mountain Bike Trails Workshop

    Tuesday 3rd December
    Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, Newcastle
    Free

    The Role of Energy Storage in a Sustainable Future

    Tuesday 3rd December
    CREST – Centre for Renewable Energy & Sustainable Technology – SWC, Lough Yoan Road, Enniskillen BT74 4EJ

    Building cyber resilience for small organisations

    Wednesday 4th December
    NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GB

    NIEL AGM 2019

    Thursday 5th December
    RSPB’s Window on Wildlife, 100 Airport Road, Belfast
    Free

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    How wild is wild? Rewilding the island of Ireland

    Monday 9th December
    W5, 2 Queens Quay, Belfast BT3 9QQ
    £5.98 – £9.21

    BES Science Slam 2019

    Tuesday 10th December
    The Black Box, 18–22 Hill Street, Belfast BT1 2LA
    £10

    CFC Carbon Quiz – BES Annual Meeting Social Event

    Wednesday 11th December
    ICC Belfast, 2 Lanyon Place, Belfast BT1 3WH

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    Making Environmentally Friendly Christmas Decorations

    Saturday 14th December
    South 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…