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Hedge Planting

Sunday 4th March
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co–Armagh
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Woodland Management – Saintfield Estate

Sunday 18th March
Saintfield Estate, Saintfield
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The Rivers Trust Spring Conference 2018

Wednesday 21st March
Iveagh House, Saint Stephen’s Green, Dublin
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NI “must act on climate” 21 September 2016

Northern Ireland must act to prepare for climate change (via BBC News)


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By Conor Macauley

Northern Ireland needs to act now to prepare for the effects of climate change, a senior government adviser has warned.

Lord Krebs sits on an independent panel which advises central government and the devolved administrations on greenhouse gas emissions.

Agriculture is the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases in Northern Ireland, accounting for 29%.

He said flooding was the biggest risk, with about 60,000 homes vulnerable.

Lord Krebs, who was in Belfast to present a report on the specific challenges for Northern Ireland, said increased rainfall could also pose a risk to agriculture from soil erosion.

If properly managed, however, climate change could present opportunities, with warmer summers and longer growing seasons, he added.

Read more via BBC News…