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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

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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

      
 

Nature Recovery Networks for NI 23 November 2021

Putting Nature into Recovery in Northern Ireland

 

 

To effectively address the nature and climate crises in Northern Ireland, and to contribute towards global goals, we need a transformative step–change in how we do things and to move towards effectively managing and actively restoring nature and at a landscape scale. One of the key actions needed is creating More, Bigger, Better and more Joined–up spaces for nature, through what we call Nature Recovery Networks (or NRNs in short), as was recently recognised by the UK’s five statutory nature conservation bodies’ Nature–Positive 2030–report.

The Landscape Partnership (Ulster Wildlife, RSPB NI, Woodland Trust and National Trust) is currently coordinating a project, funded by the National Heritage Lottery Fund, to build capacity to deliver Nature Recovery Networks in Northern Ireland and they have today launched a suite of briefing documents (you can find them here) to introduce the sector and the wider public to the concept and what needs to happen to make them a reality in Northern Ireland.

Nina Schönberg, the Nature Recovery Networks Project Coordinator explains:

“These briefing documents come at an important time for our Nature and Climate. Not only are there big global conferences underway and coming up, but as Northern Ireland prepares its Climate Change Bill and future strategies to protect its environment, we need to ensure that nature’s recovery, and nature–based solutions, play an integral part in these. To a large extent we know what we need to do and how to do it. We believe that the outputs of this project, such as the habitat network maps, should contribute towards the evidence–base for action, to ensure the right action is taken in the right places.”

“NRNs represent a strategic, long–term approach to managing, creating, restoring, and enhancing habitats and landscapes, linking together ecological processes across protected areas and the wider landscape, while highlighting the link between the status of our natural world and human well–being. To make NRNs a reality in Northern Ireland, they need to be supported and coordinated from the top. This means bringing together expertise, creating a statutory requirement for nature’s recovery and climate change, and supporting this through long–term funding.”

Read the full blog post here