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Events

 

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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

      
 

Marine Monitoring Consultation 22 October 2020

Minister urges the public to have their say on monitoring the health of our seas

Environment Minister Edwin Poots MLA has urged people in Northern Ireland to help Government to achieve the UK wide vision for clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse seas by having their say on proposals for marine monitoring programmes.

The Marine Strategy Part Two: UK Updated Monitoring Programmes sets out the monitoring programmes we propose to use to measure progress towards Good Environmental Status in UK seas.  It notes the progress we have made in the last six years and identifies the gaps and opportunities we aim to address over the next six year cycle.

Minister Poots said: “This is a UK wide consultation, but one which takes into consideration the specific needs of each region. It is an opportunity for our citizens to help shape plans for monitoring the health of our seas.”

The proposals have been jointly published by Defra, DAERA and the Scottish and Welsh Governments and emphasise the UK Government’s continued commitment to work together at national, regional and international level.

Minister Poots added: “The proposals outlined in the Marine Strategy Part Two: UK Updated Monitoring Programmes reinforces Northern Ireland’s continued support for the UK wide vision for clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse seas.”

We want to know what you think about the updated marine monitoring programmes proposed under the UK Marine Strategy Part Two. These monitoring programmes, first announced in 2014, were set out to gather evidence on the status of different parts of the UK marine environment. We have updated them to include further monitoring that will improve the quality of our assessments and developments since 2014. We want to know if you think the updated programmes meet the requirements of the associated legislation and if they provide the evidence needed to assess the status of UK seas. We want to know if any other monitoring is needed to assess our progress towards the UK Marine Strategy targets and if you are aware of any monitoring being carried out which we have not covered, but which could improve our assessments.

Minister Poots added: “Gathering this information will help us bridge knowledge gaps in order to ensure the healthiest state possible for the seas around Northern Ireland. For that reason I am in full support of the UK wide approach contained in this consultation process.”

Northern Ireland’s input into the proposed monitoring programmes and the development of the consultation has been organised by the Marine Strategy Team in DAERA’s Marine and Fisheries Division.

The public consultation is live until November 17 and is aimed at all groups and individuals who use the sea.

The consultation and information on how to respond has been published on Citizen Space, listed on Gov.uk (https://consult.defra.gov.uk/marine/updated-uk-marine-strategy-part-two-marine-monitor(external link opens in a new window / tab)).

 

For more information please visit https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/news/minister-urges-public-have-their-say-monitoring-health-our-seas