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Wildlife Garden Work

Sunday 5th January
Derryanvil, near Portadown
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Repowering Democracy? Community participation in the energy transition

Thursday 9th January
Canada Room and Council Chamber, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast, University Road, Belfast BT7 1NN

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Scrub Control & Path Work

Sunday 19th January
Balloo Wetland & Woodland Bangor
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BIMcert – Reducing the Energy footprint in the Construction Sector

Wednesday 22nd January
Titanic Belfast Building, 1 Olympic Way, Queen’s Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, BT3 9EP
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What can your business do to reduce plastic waste?

Thursday 23rd January
Northern Ireland Advanced Composites Engineering Centre, NIACE, Airport Road, Belfast BT3 9DZ

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Environmental Conservation Careers Fair

Tuesday 28th January
School of Biological Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast

Delivering Sustainable Housing and Communities

Wednesday 29th January
1 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BW

Adapting Historic Buildings for Climate Change

Thursday 30th January
Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5EE

Feeding the City 2020 – Ideation Workshop

Thursday 30th January
Loveworks, Macrory Centre, 130 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GL
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NIEL Recommendations for Agriculture

  • A sustainable agriculture and land–use policy that is fair to farmers, good for nature and benefits society
  • An agricultural subsidy model based on public money for public goods to incentivise the delivery of a sustainably farmed landscape that supports:
    • Profitable farm businesses based on sustainable farming practices
    • Ecologically robust landscapes and habitats where wildlife can thrive and adapt to climate change
    • Improved protection for and management of special or priority species, habitats, landscape features, archaeological sites and cultural heritage
    • Sustainable management of soils (protection for soil carbon, avoiding nutrient build up)
    • A sustainably managed water environment
    • The long–term profitability of High Nature Value and organic farming systems
    • Land management and farming practices that minimise greenhouse gas emissions
    • High animal welfare standards
    • Upland management delivering multiple outcomes including livestock, carbon management, renewable energy, water management and flood control
    • Enforcing cross compliance (respecting environmental and animal welfare stipulations)
  • Development of a land strategy for Northern Ireland, encouraging optimisation of land use and proper valuing of landscape
  • Development of appropriately sited renewable energy options for farmers (individuals and collectives) in appropriate areas
  • Promotion of forestry, including afforestation in appropriate areas and promotion of sustainable native woodland creation, restoration and management
  • Promotion of sustainable woodland based recreation in Northern Ireland
  • Incentives to support the protection and restoration of peatland