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Coppicing Small Trees

Sunday 8th April
Knockbracken Allotments, South Belfast
Free

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Integrated Water Management and Sustainable Drainage

Wednesday 11th April
QUB, Medical Biology Centre, Lecture Room 2, Ground Floor, Lisburn Road, Belfast
Free

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Our Earth, Our Future: to mine or to mind?

Saturday 14th April
Greenvale Hotel & Restaurant, 57 Drum Road, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone
See website for details

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Path Maintenance

Sunday 22nd April
Bog Meadows Nature Reserve Belfast
Free

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Making Mitigation Work

Thursday 26th April
Red Cow Moran Hotel, Dublin
£45 – £160

LIFE Information Day – Dublin

Friday 27th April
Dublin
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NIEL Recommendations for Transport

  • Increased proportion of government investment for sustainable transport measures
  • Better integration of public transport services; establishment of transport nodes linked by efficient, affordable public transport
  • Implementation of Active Travel Strategy to deliver a safe and secure pedestrian and cycling environment to deliver health and social benefits and facilitate social inclusion
  • Mechanisms to incentivise vehicles powered by renewable energy to reduce use of fossil fuels in transport
  • Incentivise development of local goods and services to reduce freight transport needs
  • Use planning system to ensure settlements are designed around sustainable transport and local services
  • Rural Transport Policy to provide alternatives to the private car for rural communities, socially excluded and immobile
  • PR campaigns to promote active travel and public transport
  • All public transport vehicles to be power by electricity generated from renewable sources
  • Continuous bus priority lanes and signalling in all major towns and cities 100% of time with enforcement measures to ensure compliance and clear flow
  • Expanded ‘Park & Ride’ and ‘Park & Share’ systems, improving the service to make them preferable to driving for all long journeys
  • Expand active transport network to make it the focus and priority of all transport, not cars
  • Majority of journeys to school not by private car
  • Promote car free zones around schools and pedestrianisation of towns and cities
  • Investment to regenerate disused railways into a network of greenways to facilitate active travel across NI