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Snowdrop Strolls

Thursday 1st February
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 3rd February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission Members Free

Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 3rd February
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission Members Free

Path Edging and Bird Count

Saturday 3rd February
Comber Greenway
Free

Pond Improvement

Sunday 4th February
Rea’s Wood Antrim
Free

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Rethinking Engagement – A Dialogue Approach

Wednesday 7th February
Holywell Diversecity Community Partnership Building, 10–12 Bishop St, Derry

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NI Science Festival 2018

Thursday 15th February
Various, see website for details
See website for details

Brexit, Climate and Energy Policy

Thursday 15th February
Arthur Cox, Ten Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Free

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Nest Fest

Saturday 17th February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Woodland walk at Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road

Saturday 17th February
Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road
Free

Scrub Clearance

Sunday 18th February
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills
Free

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Priorities for Transport Infrastructure in Northern Ireland

Tuesday 20th February
Radisson Blu Hotel, The Gasworks, 3 Cromac P lace, Ormeau Road, Belfast
See website for details

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Shifting Shores Wave 2 seminar

Thursday 22nd February
Olympic Suite, Titanic Belfast

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Grassroots Social Event in Belfast

Saturday 24th February
TBC
Free

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Copenhagen conclusions 21 December 2009

Reaching agreement on climate change amongst hugely powerful forces with differing agendas was never going to be easy, and proved to be near impossible.  

Although not surprising, it is disappointing that our political leaders could not, in the face of overwhelming evidence of the dire impacts of climate change on every one of their countries, reach agreement to tackle the issue.  Yes, some steps were made, but not legally binding - and even the need to avoid anything over a 2 C rise is only ‘recognised’, not adopted as a target. 

There is commitment to help developing countries, and commitments to monitor and report for the wealthy countries.  There is still hope that the Accord could be turned into a legally binding Treaty next year, so there is still something to work towards.  We can hope that the failure to take the necessary decisions when the pressure was high on the global stage can be addressed in future, more private, negotiations.  

A round up of the Copenhagen news stories can be found here