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Community Places Free Planning Advice

Wednesday 2nd May
Community Places, 2 Downshire Place, Belfast BT2 7JQ
Free

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Dry Stone Walling

Sunday 6th May
Mourne Mountains
Free

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Belfast Roadshow on Sustainable Development Goals

Tuesday 8th May
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, 3 Cromac Quay, Ormeau Gasworks, Belfast BT7 2JD
Free

Sustainable NI Carbon Management Training

Wednesday 9th May
Parliament Buildings, Belfast
See above

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An Evening Walk in Spring

Saturday 12th May
Belfast Area
Free

Guided bluebell walk at Prehen Wood

Sunday 13th May
Prehen Wood, Derry~Londonderry
Free

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Bluebell Stroll with the Ranger

Saturday 19th May
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Glenoe Geology Walk

Saturday 19th May
Glenoe Waterfall
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh – Historic Garden Restoration

Sunday 20th May
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co–Armagh
Free

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Carbon Management Course

Wednesday 23rd May
Inspire Business Park, Newtownards
£225 (No VAT to pay)

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Country Fair

Sunday 27th May
Florence Court
Normal Admission Members Free

Jazz in the Garden at Mount Stewart

Sunday 27th May
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission Members Free

Cruise the Lough

Monday 28th May
Crom
Adult £4, Child £2

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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