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Wildlife Garden Work

Sunday 5th January
Derryanvil, near Portadown
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Repowering Democracy? Community participation in the energy transition

Thursday 9th January
Canada Room and Council Chamber, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast, University Road, Belfast BT7 1NN

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Scrub Control & Path Work

Sunday 19th January
Balloo Wetland & Woodland Bangor
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BIMcert – Reducing the Energy footprint in the Construction Sector

Wednesday 22nd January
Titanic Belfast Building, 1 Olympic Way, Queen’s Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, BT3 9EP
Free

What can your business do to reduce plastic waste?

Thursday 23rd January
Northern Ireland Advanced Composites Engineering Centre, NIACE, Airport Road, Belfast BT3 9DZ

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Environmental Conservation Careers Fair

Tuesday 28th January
School of Biological Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast

Delivering Sustainable Housing and Communities

Wednesday 29th January
1 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BW

Adapting Historic Buildings for Climate Change

Thursday 30th January
Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5EE

Feeding the City 2020 – Ideation Workshop

Thursday 30th January
Loveworks, Macrory Centre, 130 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GL
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Critical year for Climate Change 3 December 2019

A critical 12 months in the battle against rising temperatures begins in Madrid this week, as UN delegates gather for key talks (via BBC)

 

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By Matt McGrath

The 25th Conference of the Parties, or COP, will see negotiators from almost 200 countries in attendance.  Ahead of the meeting the UN secretary general has warned that the world is at the point of no return.

António Guterres said the global response to date has been “utterly inadequate”.

The conference takes place amid a welter of bad news on climate change in recent days.

The World Meteorological Organisation announced that greenhouse gas concentrations reached their highest recorded level in 2018.

The UN Environment Programme showed that there’s a huge gap between the plans that governments currently have on the table to cut emissions and what’s needed to keep under 1.5C.  Keeping to that guardrail will need a five–fold increase in the carbon cutting ambitions of countries.

Read more via BBC