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Climate Leader Interview - Preparing for a green recovery with Jonathan Bell

As life for most of us went on hold over lockdown, evidence shows the restriction of movement had a beneficial effect on the natural environment. We sat down recently with Jonathan Bell, Head of Land and Sea Policy at RSPB to get his reflections on what life during lockdown meant for nature and climate recovery, and why now is the perfect opportunity to align climate, nature and economic recovery strategies.

A woman's place is...in the boardroom?

By Nichola Hughes, Director of Sustainable Northern Ireland

This International Women's Day (8 March) we shine a spotlight on Sustainable Development Goal 5 - Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. But how progressive are we, really, when it comes to gender equality? In this blog, our Executive Director shares her thoughts on gender equality in the workplace and her hopes and aspirations for the next generation.

'Choose the World you Want' this Fairtrade Fortnight

This Fairtrade Fortnight 'Choose the World You Want' and use your voice to tell others about the challenges that farmers face and help them to get a fair price for their crops and their hard work. 

A Week of Action on Food Waste and Climate Change

By Dr Ian Garner, Head of WRAP Northern Ireland

If we’re to tackle the climate crisis we’ve got to do it together. That’s why we want you to be part of the UK’s first ever week of action on food waste.  Because if we all throw away less food, we can have a direct and immediate impact on greenhouse gas emissions.

Northern Ireland Company Granville Ecopark is getting 'Back to the Future'

2020 put many things on hold for Northern Ireland, but Renewable Energy innovators, Granville Ecopark in Co. Tyrone is getting ‘Back to the Future’ and inviting customers to join them. The Dungannon company has kick-started 2021 with the arrival of two new CNG powered trucks, a first for Northern Ireland.

 

Passive House ambitions progress in Northern Ireland

By Barry McCarron, Chair of Passive House Association of Ireland

It is now 30 years since the first passive house building was built in Darmstadt, Germany. Passive House is a voluntary building standard that is truly energy efficient, comfortable, affordable, and ecological at the same time. Passive House is not a brand name, but a construction concept that can be applied by anyone and that has stood the test of practice.

Ministers welcome arrival of first Hydrogen powered buses

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon and Transport Minister Rachel Maclean have welcomed the first hydrogen powered double decker buses entering service in Northern Ireland.

Lets work together to cut out single-use plastics

Environment Minister Edwin Poots MLA has announced that the Northern Ireland Executive has recently approved a plan to reduce unnecessary plastic within the NICS government estate.

Green recovery plans announced to boost jobs and the environment in the aftermath of COVID-19

Investing in Northern Ireland’s natural environment has a vitally important role to play in the economic recovery from Covid-19, leading RSPB NI to announce a proposed a five-point plan to deliver a ‘green recovery’ (Wednesday 18 November) following the UK Government last night unveiling its Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution.

Time for citizen action on climate change? A webinar examining the work of the UK Climate Assembly

Hosted by Sustainable Northern Ireland, in co-operation with Involve, this webinar will examine the constructive work of the UK Climate Assembly and the resulting recommendations report “The Path to Zero” as well as discussing the prospect of a localised Climate Assembly for Northern Ireland.

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