Cookie Policy

We use cookies to make our website effective and useful for you. To continue, please accept the use of cookies.

I accept

How we use cookies

Northern Ireland Environment Link Logo
 

News

 

Events

 

Nov 2021 right left

Island Space @ COP26

Monday 1st November
Online
Free

Carbon Literacy for Small Businesses– Top Management NI

Monday 1st November
Online
Free

Attitudes to planetary stewardship and transformation among G20 countries

Monday 1st November
Queen’s University Belfast – Canada Room and Council Chamber
Free

Smart Energy Conference 2021

Tuesday 2nd November
ICC Belfast
See website for details

Belfast Festival of the Circular Economy / Re(ACT)

Tuesday 2nd November
Multiple events online & in–person
Free

Mapping the Just Transition in Northern Ireland

Wednesday 3rd November
Queen’s University Belfast – Canada Room and Council Chamber
Free

A local solution to a global problem: community wealth building and climate

Wednesday 3rd November
QUB– Peter Froggatt Centre 0G.007
Free

Universities in the face of a planetary crisis

Thursday 4th November
Queen’s University Belfast – Canada Room and Council Chamber
Free

Heritage: How To? Phase One Launch

Thursday 4th November
Online
Free

BTO Northern Ireland Birdwatchers’ Conference 2021

Friday 5th November
Online
£5 for both days

06

Webinar on the Rights of Nature

Sunday 7th November
Online
Free

Economic and other Benefits of Local Climate Action

Monday 8th November
Queen’s University Belfast – Canada Room
Free

Young Trustees Movement Champion Training

Tuesday 9th November
Online
Free

Local Citizen Climate Action

Tuesday 9th November
Queen’s University Belfast – Canada Room and Council Chamber
Free

National Air Quality News Conference

Wednesday 10th November
Lords Cricket Ground, London
Tickets from £150–£395

The climate crisis and ensuring a just transition beyond carbon

Wednesday 10th November
QUB– Peter Froggatt Centre 0G.007
Free

11
12
13
14
15
16

IoD NI & NIE Networks: Green Recovery Forum – How local SMEs are responding to the Climate Change Emergency

Wednesday 17th November
Crowne Plaza Belfast, Belfast
Free– members only

The Rural Communities Conference 2021: Working in Partnership to Improve Local Services

Wednesday 17th November
Online
See website for details

18
19
20
21
22

The National Sustainability Summit

Tuesday 23rd November
RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin
Free

24
25
26
27
28
29

European Business & Nature Summit 2021

Tuesday 30th November
Online

    

NIEL is taking forward a Nature Targets project in NI, as part of a wider Environment Links UK project

Puffin-on-rocks-Oliver-Hellowell

(Image: Puffin on rocks) With particular thanks to Oliver Hellowell, Professional Landscape & Wildlife photographer (who just happens to have Down Syndrome) www.oliverhellowell.com

The aim of the project is to forge a common four–country policy and advocacy position in the environment sector ahead of international talks for a post–2020 global nature deal. This is to help galvanise UK governments behind a strong negotiating position capable of securing an effective global deal to bend the curve of nature’s decline.

As members will know, in 2021, the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will meet in Kunming, China, to agree a post–2020 global biodiversity framework. It will take the place of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020, which aimed to halt biodiversity loss by 2020 and has failed.

One of the project objectives is to illustrate the scale of domestic effort needed in each administration to contribute to the proposed global post–2020 framework and articulate the challenges in a way that allows each administration to showcase its own leadership role, using international aspirations to boost domestic ambition.

As the project name suggests, another of the main project objectives is to develop a nature targets briefing. This will link to existing UK commitments, e.g. 30×30, (to protect 30% of land and ocean by 2030), and seek to address delivery strategy at national level. A briefing on monitoring, reporting, verification and enforcement of nature targets at national level will also be prepared. The four–country briefings will be compiled in a report and utilised as a basis for communications and advocacy.

An initial Nature Targets briefing, ‘A Global Goal for Nature and People’, setting out the overarching ELUK shared position on evidence–based international species and habitat targets can be found here.

NIEL looks forward to working with members on taking this Nature Targets project forward. Please do get in touch so that NIEL can best serve the needs of the environment sector’s wider work, and to provide your organisations valued input to the design of shared nature targets for NI.

Read our latest blog here:

Countdown to the COPs – why the nature and climate talks go hand in hand

30 × 30: What does it mean for Northern Ireland?

Contact: Jill Eagleson, Policy & Projects Officer, Northern Ireland Environment Link: jill@nienvironmentlink.org