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New Year’s Day Winter Walk

Monday 1st January
Mount Stewart
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Historic Garden Restoration

Sunday 7th January
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh
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Have a go: Hedge laying

Saturday 20th January
Mount Stewart
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Meadow Management

Sunday 21st January
Balloo Wetland & Woodland, Bangor
Free

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Action Renewables Energy Association (AREA) – The Opportunities in Energy Storage

Tuesday 23rd January
The Doyen, 829 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7GY
£66

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Griddle Baking

Saturday 27th January
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Sunday 28th January
Murlough NNR
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COP21 “could be turning point” 30 November 2015

US President Barack Obama has said the UN climate conference in Paris could be a “turning point” in global efforts to limit future temperature rises

 

BBC

 

US President Barack Obama has said the UN climate conference in Paris could be a “turning point” in global efforts to limit future temperature rises.

Negotiators from 195 countries will try to reach a deal within two weeks aimed at reducing global carbon emissions and limiting global warming to 2C (3.6F).

Leaders from 147 nations are addressing the meeting, known as COP21.

President Obama urged negotiators to deliver a meaningful deal, because the “next generation is watching”.

COP21: Latest updates from Paris

He told delegates: “Climate change could define the contours of this century more than any other (challenge).

“I came here personally to say the United States not only recognises the problem but is committed to do something about it.”

He added that recent years had shown that the global economy had grown while emissions had remained flat, breaking the old arguments for inaction “that economic growth and environmental protection were in conflict”.

Russian President Vladimir Putin also addressed the conference.

During negotiations for the preceding Kyoto Protocol, Russia was the last industrialised nation to ratify the global agreement, allowing the landmark deal to come into force in 2001.

Echoing President Obama, Mr Putin said: “We have demonstrated we can ensure economic development and take care of our environment at the same time.”

Read more via BBC News…