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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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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

26

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

      
 

MAPI Report 15 October 2020

Ministerial Advisory Panel on Infrastructure present report to Minister

 

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Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Panel Kirsty McManus, presents the panel’s report to Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon. (Image via Department for Infrastructure) 


Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has received a final report from the Ministerial Advisory Panel on Infrastructure.

The report is the culmination of an intensive six week period of work, undertaken by the independent panel who have considered how an Infrastructure Commission for Northern Ireland might support more effectively the long term planning and development of infrastructure here.

The Panel which comprised a small group of independent experts, have, since their first meeting on the 25 August 2020, engaged with a wide range of key stakeholder groups via written evidence gathering and virtual engagement sessions.  The Panel have also considered global best practice and spoken with a number of other Infrastructure Authorities, across these islands and beyond.

Minister Mallon said:

‘I am delighted with the progress made by the Panel in such a short timeframe.  This report provides expert insight, knowledge and importantly strategic ideas on a way forward at such a challenging time  in the face of Covid and Brexit. 

“The in depth work undertaken in such a short space of time will help form the basis of the direction I know must be taken to get us, our place, our people and our communities on the road to recovery and opportunity. Now, more than ever, we must seize our chance for change. In the context of the challenges of Covid, Brexit, Climate Change and economic strain, investing and long–term planning for critical infrastructure has never been more important.

“At a time of such challenge and change, as a society we must pull together rather than pull apart. Which is why the leadership shown in our communities, the private sector, the voluntary sector and beyond, must be harnessed to aid those of us in Government to deliver a better quality of life for all our citizens.

“Having political power is only positive if you can use that power for positive change. This report is, for me, a building block for the genuine partnership that is required to deliver that positive change. I am greatly appreciative of the Panel’s time and dedication. I will now consider their detailed recommendations and will bring a proposal to the Executive which will assist us in addressing some of the key challenges we face not only in respect of infrastructure, but also in terms of delivering a better, greener, healthier, happier future.”

Kirsty McManus, Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Panel said:  “Our society is facing a range of crises – the COVID–19 pandemic, the economic downturn, climate change.  We have a unique opportunity to improve the quality of life for our citizens, to protect and enhance our environment, and to reset our economy.  These objectives cannot be fully achieved without first reforming infrastructure planning and delivery. The Panel firmly believes that the establishment of an independent Infrastructure Commission is the crucial first step in empowering us to turbocharge infrastructure to deliver cleaner, greener, sustainable and inclusive growth for all.”

 

Find out more here

The report can be found here