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Planning for a Resilient Future

Friday 6th March
Ulster University, York Street, Belfast BT15 1ED
£5 – £7

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Woodland Management

Sunday 8th March
Saintfield Estate, Saintfield
Free

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Lough Neagh Conference

Tuesday 10th March
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Oxford Island National Nature Reserve, Craigavon BT66 6NJ

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Climate Change – Our Challenge

Thursday 12th March
Killeavy Castle Hotel and Spa

Be A Saint Day

Friday 13th March
Business in the Community, Paulett Avenue, Belfast BT5 4HD

Evening Social Event in Belfast

Saturday 14th March
TBC
TBC

WOW Family Wildlife Day

Saturday 14th March
RSPB Belfast’s Window on Wildlife, 100 Airport Road West, Belfast BT3 9ED
£0 – £6.42

Slash and Burn: can mining extract us from the climate crisis?

Saturday 14th March
Hill of the O’Neill, Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre, 26 Market Square, Tyrone BT70 1AB

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Energy and CleanTech Forum

Monday 16th March
Barrool Suite, Legislative Building, Finch Road, IM1 3PW Douglas, Isle of Man

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How Technology is Impacting Agriculture

Wednesday 18th March
Ormeau Baths, 18 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast BT2 8HS

Northern Ireland Seabird Report Launch

Wednesday 18th March
Bangor Castle, Castle Park Road, Bangor BT20 4BT

Climate Change Conference

Thursday 19th March
QUB School of Biological Sciences, 1–33 Chlorine Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AJ

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Tree planting party at Balloo

Saturday 21st March
Balloo Woodland, Balloo Avenue, Bangor BT19 7QZ

Habitat Management

Sunday 22nd March
Balloo Wetland & Woodland, Bangor
Free

Sustainability in Hospitality: A Performance Metrics Perspective

Monday 23rd March
Ulster University, York Street, Belfast BT15 1ED

Imagine Belfast Festival of Ideas & Politics 2020

Monday 23rd March

Responding to Our Planetary Emergency: The Crucial Decade Ahead

Tuesday 24th March
Peter Froggatt Lecture Theatre 02/025, Queen’s University Belfast, University Road, Belfast BT7 1NN

The Climate Strikes and Public Activism: where do we go from here?

Wednesday 25th March
St Mary’s University College Belfast, 191 Falls Road, Belfast BT12 6FE

Empowering Change Makers: Plastic Unwrapped

Wednesday 25th March
W5 Belfast

Outdoor Recreation NI Conference 2020

Thursday 26th March
CAFRE Greenmount Campus, Co. Antrim
TBA

Good Practice Approaches for a New Decade

Thursday 26th March
CAFRE Greenmount Campus, 45 Tirgracy Road, Antrim BT41 4PS
£60

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Northern Ireland Allotment Social Farm and Community Garden Forum

Saturday 28th March
The Playtrail, Derry / Londonderry

What did you do about it? A family event to discuss the climate crisis

Saturday 28th March
Crescent Arts Centre, 2–4 University Road, Belfast BT7 1NH

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NI dirty air death toll revealed 27 January 2020

Air quality link to 178 deaths in Belfast in single year (via Belfast Telegraph)

 
  Belfast City Centre

By Mark McConville

More than one in every 24 deaths in Belfast is linked to long–term exposure to air pollution, a new study has found.

The Centre for Cities’ annual study of the UK’s major urban areas, Cities Outlook 2020, found that the deadly toxin PM2.5 was linked to 178 deaths in just one year, or 4.1% of all adult deaths in the city.

While the number of deaths is lower than in some other UK capitals, Belfast is the second biggest emitter of PM2.5 per head in the UK, after Swansea.

PM2.5 is a pollutant that is a concern for people’s health when levels are high. It consists of tiny particles in the air that reduce visibility and cause the air to appear hazy when levels are elevated.

The charity said the deadly levels of PM2.5 are currently legal in Northern Ireland, England and Wales, despite breaking the World Health Organisation’s air pollution guidelines.

It said that cities such as Belfast should introduce ultra low emission zones in order to charge car and van drivers in city centres, and ban the use of wood burning stoves and coal fires in areas where air pollution exceeds guidelines.

Read more via Belfast Telegraph