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International Healthy Cities Conference 2018

Monday 1st October
See programme for details
See website for details

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Do you love where you live? Come along to a workshop on Binevenagh and Coastal Lowlands area!

Wednesday 3rd October
Magilligan Field Centre, Seacoast Road, Limavady
Free

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Grass Roots AGM 2018

Saturday 6th October
Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church Hall, Ormeau Road, Belfast
Free

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Harvest Month

Saturday 13th October
Springhill, Moneymore
Adult £5.90, Child £2.95

Autumn tales at Oakfield Glen, Carrickfergus

Saturday 13th October
Oakfield Glen, Carrickfergus
£5 per child; £1 per accompanying adult

Clearance of Pine & Rhododendron

Sunday 14th October
Ballynahone Bog Nature Reserve, near Maghera, Co Londonderry
Free

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Overhead and Underfoot – The Second World War Legacies around the Lough

Tuesday 16th October
The Old Courthouse, Market Square, Antrim
Free

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Creating active and liveable environments – Enhancing the interface between research, policy and practice

Thursday 18th October

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City2Sea: Pathways for Litter Conference

Monday 22nd October
The Guildhall, Guildhall Street, Derry~Londonderry BT48 6DQ
See registration form above for details

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NIEL Recommendations for Biodiversity

  • The UK Post–2010 Biodiversity Framework published in July 2012 by JNCC and Defra on behalf of the Four Countries’ Biodiversity Group and signed by the then Environment Minister, Alex Attwood, states, ‘There is urgency about our determination to end the decline in biodiversity in the UK. Globally, we intend to instil that same urgency in our dealings with other countries. Failure is not an option’. We believe that this urgency needs to be reflected across all sections of NI society if we are to address the current rate of decline
  • Halting biodiversity loss is a challenge that requires effort from everyone not just government. Many sectors such as NGO’s, the business community and local authorities have a role to play. ‘People’ therefore need to be put at the heart of halting biodiversity loss
  • Promotion of green infrastructure and the importance of the protection of biodiversity should be a core element of future policy development and all planning decisions
  • Development of an environmental education and community engagement strategy on the importance and protection of biodiversity should be a government priority. Biodiversity is an intergenerational issue and as such life–long learning will be key to moving forward