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Sustainable NI welcomes Northern Ireland Energy Strategy but flags concern over blue hydrogen

On 16 December 2021, Northern Ireland’s Economy Minister, Gordon Lyons launched ‘The Path to Net Zero Energy’ – setting three targets in energy efficiency, renewables and green economy.

The many colours of hydrogen

Hydrogen is the future of energy production and is often viewed as an important energy carrier in a future decarbonized world. The types of hydrogen produced and used in industry today have varying carbon footprints and impacts on climate change and our environment. But how much do we know about the many colours of hydrogen?

ACTION! Fermanagh & Omagh launch first Climate Action Plan in Northern Ireland

Sustainable NI was pleased to work with Fermanagh and Omagh District Council on the development of its Climate Action Plan, the first of its kind in Northern Ireland. The plan explains how the Council will respond to the climate emergency and transition to a sustainable and inclusive economy.

5 things you can do about climate change

Our world is warming but acting on climate change can make all our lives better. Small changes to your home, transport, energy provider and diet can make a big difference in the fight against climate change.

The future of gas

It’s the elephant in the room. The issue nobody wants to talk about, but we need to if we’re ever going to transition away from it. The news about soaring gas prices has made it painfully clear that our economy is still heavily reliant on natural gas.

Children of the Climatevolution! Let's Talk Climate Activism and COP26

Andra Vladu (18), Youth Advocate and YCNI activist, shares with us her point of view from the Youth Climate Activists waiting for the upcoming COP26 in Glasgow.

Investing in Net-Zero: fear or lack of awareness?

As we recover from the pandemic, we can choose to stick to old systems of investment that keep accelerating the climate crisis, or we can invest local money in ways that matter for local people and their future. Sustainable Northern Ireland supports the Make My Money Matter campaign and is calling on local councils to divest their pension funds from fossil fuels in support of the Paris Agreement.

Meet the woman creating Northern Ireland’s first-ever climate festival

The NI women stepping forward to tackle the climate crisis

Three Northern Ireland women are on a mission to raise awareness about the climate crisis. 

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 the boardroom?

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?