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Nov 2021 right left

Island Space @ COP26

Monday 1st November
Online
Free

Carbon Literacy for Small Businesses– Top Management NI

Monday 1st November
Online
Free

Attitudes to planetary stewardship and transformation among G20 countries

Monday 1st November
Queen’s University Belfast – Canada Room and Council Chamber
Free

Smart Energy Conference 2021

Tuesday 2nd November
ICC Belfast
See website for details

Belfast Festival of the Circular Economy / Re(ACT)

Tuesday 2nd November
Multiple events online & in–person
Free

The Power of Water Report Launch

Wednesday 3rd November
Online

Social Enterprise & the Green Economy

Wednesday 3rd November
Hillsborough Castle and Gardens
Free

Mapping the Just Transition in Northern Ireland

Wednesday 3rd November
Queen’s University Belfast – Canada Room and Council Chamber
Free

A local solution to a global problem: community wealth building and climate

Wednesday 3rd November
QUB– Peter Froggatt Centre 0G.007
Free

Universities in the face of a planetary crisis

Thursday 4th November
Queen’s University Belfast – Canada Room and Council Chamber
Free

Heritage: How To? Phase One Launch

Thursday 4th November
Online
Free

BTO Northern Ireland Birdwatchers’ Conference 2021

Friday 5th November
Online
£5 for both days

Empowering Communities to Connect with Peatlands

Saturday 6th November
Multiple locations
Free

COP26 Rally Belfast

Saturday 6th November
Belfast
Free

Webinar on the Rights of Nature

Sunday 7th November
Online
Free

Climate Adaptation Day – ‘Climate and Nature’

Monday 8th November
Online
Free

COP26 – Regional Climate Roadshow

Monday 8th November
Online
Free

Economic and other Benefits of Local Climate Action

Monday 8th November
Queen’s University Belfast – Canada Room
Free

Young Trustees Movement Champion Training

Tuesday 9th November
Online
Free

Local Citizen Climate Action

Tuesday 9th November
Queen’s University Belfast – Canada Room and Council Chamber
Free

National Air Quality News Conference

Wednesday 10th November
Lords Cricket Ground, London
Tickets from £150–£395

Reviving Villages: Sowing the Seeds for a Grassroots Recovery

Wednesday 10th November
Online
Free for HTN members & £5 for non–members

The climate crisis and ensuring a just transition beyond carbon

Wednesday 10th November
QUB– Peter Froggatt Centre 0G.007
Free

LGCAN– All Together Now: Collaboration for Local Climate Action in Northern Ireland

Thursday 11th November
Online/ COP26 Glasgow
Free

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IoD NI & NIE Networks: Green Recovery Forum – How local SMEs are responding to the Climate Change Emergency

Wednesday 17th November
Crowne Plaza Belfast, Belfast
Free– members only

The Rural Communities Conference 2021: Working in Partnership to Improve Local Services

Wednesday 17th November
Online
See website for details

Adapting historic estates to climate change risk

Wednesday 17th November
Online
Free

Mapping the path for Nature’s Recovery in Northern Ireland

Wednesday 17th November
Online
Free

Digital DNA presents Climate X

Wednesday 17th November
W5 Belfast
£75 – £125

Sustainable Fish Cities NI Information Session

Wednesday 17th November
Online
Free

Environmental crisis for trustees

Wednesday 17th November
Online
Free

EU Clean Air Forum

Thursday 18th November
Livestream
Free

The Business of Net Zero

Thursday 18th November
Innovation Factory,385 Springfield Road, Belfast
Free

Shared rights on a shared island: time to acknowledge the rights of nature?

Thursday 18th November
Queen’s Film Theatre
Free

Heritage: How To? Phase Two Launch

Thursday 18th November
Online
Free

HERoNI: The Irish Architectural Archive with Colum O’Riordan

Friday 19th November
Online
Free

Insights and intersections: NI Ethnic Minorities’ and Migrants’ Relations

Friday 19th November
Online
Free

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The National Sustainability Summit

Tuesday 23rd November
RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin
Free

EIT Food North–West– Aquaculture Showcase

Tuesday 23rd November
Online
Free

Climate Change: The People’s Story

Tuesday 23rd November
Online
Free

Green Growth Strategy Public Consultation Session 1

Tuesday 23rd November
Online
Free

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The Chemical Pollution Crisis

Thursday 25th November
Online
Free

Webinar 1: A Bolder Vision for Belfast

Thursday 25th November
Online
Free

George Scott Robertson Memorial Lecture 2021

Thursday 25th November
Online
Free

Streets 4 All Northern Ireland

Thursday 25th November
Online
Free

COP26 Debrief: Global warming – Code Red for Humanity?

Friday 26th November
Online
Free

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European Business & Nature Summit 2021

Tuesday 30th November
Online

    
 

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.