Policy & Consultation
Ensuring that the environment is given due recognition in the development of government policy is a major aspect of NIEL’s work. Member’s views are sought on NIEL submissions to significant environmental policies, strategies, legislation and other proposals.
NIEL influences policy in various ways:
- Direct liaison with Government Departments, Agencies, the Assembly & Political Representatives
- Working Groups & Task Forces
- Seminars, Conferences, Publications
NIEL represents the environment sector on a varied range of groups in Northern Ireland. NIEL also has working relationships with the Education for Sustainable Development Forum, Climate Northern Ireland, Nourish NI, the NI Open Government Network and others.
As the umbrella organisation for the environment sector in Northern Ireland, NIEL brings together experts from different groups and provides a forum for debate, discussion and idea–sharing for the benefit of members.
NIEL is a networking body and regularly hosts conferences, seminars and other events to increase the profile of key issues in the environment sector.
Training & Professional Development
NIEL can facilitate a range of CPD services that offer bespoke training to its members, very often at competitive prices, including governance and first aid training. This training is delivered by specialists in their field and can be tailored to a member’s needs.
NIEL has a meeting/conference room available for hire which can accommodate approximately 12 people roundtable style or up to 20 people theatre style. This room is on ground floor and is wheelchair accessible. Desk spaces are available on the 1st floor of the building in exchange for a donation to NIEL’s work. Free on–street parking, a bike rack and a bus stop are conveniently located beside the office. For more information in relation to NIEL facilities please contact the office.
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