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Snowdrop Strolls

Thursday 1st February
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 3rd February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission Members Free

Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 3rd February
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission Members Free

Path Edging and Bird Count

Saturday 3rd February
Comber Greenway
Free

Pond Improvement

Sunday 4th February
Rea’s Wood Antrim
Free

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Rethinking Engagement – A Dialogue Approach

Wednesday 7th February
Holywell Diversecity Community Partnership Building, 10–12 Bishop St, Derry

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NI Science Festival 2018

Thursday 15th February
Various, see website for details
See website for details

Brexit, Climate and Energy Policy

Thursday 15th February
Arthur Cox, Ten Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Free

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Nest Fest

Saturday 17th February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Woodland walk at Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road

Saturday 17th February
Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road
Free

Scrub Clearance

Sunday 18th February
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills
Free

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Priorities for Transport Infrastructure in Northern Ireland

Tuesday 20th February
Radisson Blu Hotel, The Gasworks, 3 Cromac P lace, Ormeau Road, Belfast
See website for details

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Water Northern Ireland Conference 2018

Thursday 22nd February
Crowne Plaza Belfast, 117 Milltown Road, Shaw’s Bridge, Belfast BT8 7XP
Contact connor@nienvironmentlink.org for details

Shifting Shores Wave 2 seminar

Thursday 22nd February
Olympic Suite, Titanic Belfast

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Grassroots Social Event in Belfast

Saturday 24th February
TBC
Free

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The NI Transport Working Group (TWG) is an informal coalition of organisations, serviced by the Northern Ireland Environment Link, who share the common aim of making transport in Northern Ireland more sustainable. This aim is achieved by sharing good practice, discussing issues and latest developments, and providing a platform to develop and advocate shared policy positions.

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The TWG promotes an integrated, transparent, evidence–based and strategic approach to transport planning and operation. It believes that the application of such an approach at all levels of administration, from the Executive to local councils, will create policy priorities and new investment choices that will stimulate modal change in the travelling public from private car to more sustainable modes of transport.

The TWG believes that best practice transport planning and appraisal approaches, including the proper consideration of cross–sectoral benefits in a number of key areas (including health and well–being, economic development, environmental protection, energy security, social justice, mobility and integrated policy–making) will naturally lead to the development of a more sustainable transport system.

The TWG aims to inform, stimulate and shape the debate around transport and the nature of transport and will work with other NGOs, public sector organisations and political parties across Northern Ireland to try and achieve its aims.

The Transport Working Group Work Programme 2013–2014 can be found here

Priorities for current Programme for Government

  • Further the delivery of a minimum 65% investment in infrastructure and 35% investment in public transport as outlined within the Regional Transportation Strategy over the period 2002–2015.
  • Promote greater use of safer, healthier and more economical modes of travel, whilst reducing reliance on private transport modes.
  • Reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, in particular CO² emissions, within the transport sector in line with targets in the UK Climate Change Act and The Europe 2020 Strategy.

They will also undertake to:

  • Run a half–day workshop on sustainable transport and realising TWG objectives
  • Hold one meeting with a key decision–maker on transport issues in NI

TWG Members include:

Action Renewables;
Business in the Community;
Friends of the Earth NI;
Inclusive Mobility and Transport Advisory Committee;
Institute of Public Health;
NI Cycling Initiative;
Northern Ireland Environment Link;
Rural Community Network;
Sustainable Northern Ireland;
Sustrans;
Ulster Architectural Heritage Society; and
WWF NI

Contact:
Dr Jonathan Bell
Northern Ireland Environment Link
89 Loopland Drive
Belfast
BT6 9DW
Tel: 028 9045 5770
Email: jonathan@nienvironmentlink.org