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World People Of Nature Day– Green Childhood

Friday 1st October
Online

Winter Migration Festival

Saturday 2nd October
Castle Espie
See event page

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BITCI– The Sustainability Revolution

Tuesday 5th October
Online
Free

Natural Capital Finance & Investment Conference 2021

Wednesday 6th October
Online
Delegate places are £55 per person

Peatlands gathering 2021

Thursday 7th October
Online
Free

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10

One World Festival

Monday 11th October
Mostly online

Do no harm to the environment: translating the EGD into Cohesion Policy 2021–2027

Tuesday 12th October
Online
Free

Rising seas and climate change with Dr Asha de Vos

Tuesday 12th October
Online
Free

Heritage on the Ground

Tuesday 12th October
Online
Free

Sustainable Peatlands: A Win for All

Wednesday 13th October
Online
Free

Natura 2000 logo for goods and services – supporting nature and people for a sustainable recovery

Wednesday 13th October
Online
Free

Floodplain Meadows Partnership Conference 2021

Wednesday 13th October
Online
0–£25

NI Waste Expo 2021

Thursday 14th October
Titanic Belfast
Non–qualified individuals are subject to a £250 attendance cost.

NorthernIreland2035– Common Purpose

Thursday 14th October
Online
Free

15

Cave Hill Fungal Foray

Saturday 16th October
Belfast Castle
Free

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“The Climate Crisis is a Human Rights Crisis”

Monday 18th October
Online
Free

Nature Means Business Online Conference

Tuesday 19th October
Online
£5.98

Nature Means Business

Tuesday 19th October
Online
£5.98

Practicing Food Sovereignty in the Climate Emergency

Tuesday 19th October
Online
Free

Young Trustees in the Environmental Sector

Tuesday 19th October
Online
Free

Mapping a Just Energy Transition in NI

Wednesday 20th October
QUB Great Hall
Free

The Year of Youth Climate Action: COP26 and Your Role

Wednesday 20th October
Online
Free

Legislating for Climate Action on the Island of Ireland

Thursday 21st October
Online
Free

Belfast City Council ‘Go Social’ Virtual Bus Tour – Destination: North West

Thursday 21st October
Online
Free

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Just Zero – a Virtual Conference on Financing the Just Transition

Monday 25th October
Online
Free

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Social Enterprise and the Digital Economy

Wednesday 27th October
Online
Free

Agriculture and Climate Change: A Countryside COP event

Wednesday 27th October
Online
Free

Climate Resilience Heritage Summit

Wednesday 27th October
Online
Free

Nature Connection, Rewilding and Ecotherapy

Wednesday 27th October
22 University Square
Free

The Social Enterprise Rural Forum

Wednesday 27th October
Online
See ticket types

How can the island of Ireland best contribute to COP–26?

Thursday 28th October
Online
Free

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UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) – Glasgow 2021

Sunday 31st October
Glasgow

      
 

Culture, Arts & Heritage Recover 23 November 2021

Minister announces the publication of the Culture, Arts & Heritage Recovery Taskforce Report

Image via DFC.

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has published the report of the Culture, Arts & Heritage Recovery Taskforce.

The Taskforce, established by the Minister in May 2021, has made nine recommendations to support reopening and recovery in the short–term and proposals for the focus of a longer term strategy for culture, the arts and heritage.

Minister Hargey has thanked the Taskforce chair Rotha Johnston and the expert panel members and confirmed that work on implementation of the main recommendations has already begun.

The Minister said:

“The work undertaken by the Taskforce has been invaluable to the important task of supporting the sectors on the pathway to recovery. 

“Since the report was submitted a programme for individuals in the arts and creative sectors has already been introduced – the Creative Individuals’ Recovery Programme has been co–designed by my Department and the Arts Council, with the support of the Taskforce and others in the arts and creative sector.   University of Atypical has also provided a programme specifically designed to support the particular requirements of our D/deaf, disabled and neurodiverse artists and a programme open to people in the heritage sector will follow soon. 

“Work to develop programmes to support relevant organisations in the arts and heritage sectors is at an advanced stage and I expect to be able to make an announcement on those shortly.”  

To support this work, the Minister has secured £13m in Executive funding to support the Covid–19 response in the broad culture and heritage sectors – in addition to the £38 million provided in 2020/21.   The Arts Council’s Creative Individuals’ Recovery Programme is the first scheme to be funded through this Executive support package this financial year.

Rotha Johnston, Chair of the Taskforce said:

“Northern Ireland’s culture, arts and heritage sectors are intrinsic to many of the values that are held most important in life: a strong sense of place and family roots, tradition, health, happiness, life satisfaction and wellbeing. It is very welcome news that Minister Hargey has accepted all of the recommendations of the Taskforce. We look forward to the implementation of the recommendations in the short term which is vital to assist the sectors so devastated by the pandemic.  The Taskforce also welcomes confirmation that the Minister accepts the wide range of proposals  that will underpin the focus of a longer term vision and strategy for culture, arts and heritage and notes work will commence on this shortly. My sincere thanks to the Minister for commissioning this report, to all members of the Taskforce, and all those who engaged in the process.”

Read the full article here.

The Culture, Arts & Heritage Taskforce Report is available here.