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Hedge Maintenance

Sunday 5th April
Kilmacrew House, near Banbridge
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Get Started With Horticulture

Monday 20th April
Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

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Say #iwill4nature in Northern Ireland!

Thursday 23rd April
Belfast’s Window on Wildlife, 100 Airport Rd W, Belfast BT3 9ED

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Habitat Management at Slievenacloy Nature Reserve

Sunday 26th April
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills
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Modernising and Decarbonising Energy in the UK Forum

Wednesday 29th April
Central London

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MLAs support ‘Climate emergency’ 4 February 2020

Northern Ireland Assembly declares a ‘climate emergency’

 
Stormont

By Conor Macauley

The Northern Ireland Assembly has declared a climate emergency and backed the creation of an independent body to protect the environment. It followed a debate on climate change in the chamber on Monday evening.

MLAs supported immediate action to cut carbon emissions and called for an independent Environmental Protection Agency to be established within a year.

Both measures were in a draft Programme for Government in the deal which re–established the political institutions.

In the course of the debate, the assembly was told that Northern Ireland was not being “bounced” into measures to deal with climate change.

Green Party leader Clare Bailey said there was 50 years of evidence to support the need for action.

Read more via BBC