All Island Civil Society Forum on the Environment 2024

Cooley And Mourne 2

Northern Ireland Environment Link (NIEL) and the Irish Environmental Network (IEN) are delighted to have received funding from the Government of Ireland Shared Island Civic Society Fund to develop and deliver a series of five facilitated thematic dialogues and a final in-person networking forum between January and September 2024.

The main purpose of this project is to promote and deepen cooperation and dialogue between Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland eNGOs and environmental civil society groups so that the sector is equipped to fully engage with, and respond to, the new environmental regulatory and governance context post-Brexit.

The initial dialogue  on Wednesday 14 February provided an introduction to the post-Brexit environment.

The second session is  scheduled for Friday 12 April from 10am until 1pm and will take place online. The theme will be Biodiversity, with an emphasis on terrestrial, it is planned to have a Marine and Freshwater specific session in a number of weeks.

The dialogue is designed to be participative with an emphasis on knowledge sharing and for the purpose of context setting will be underpinned by inputs from the following experts: Professor Mark Emmerson, Queen’s University Belfast, Fintan Kelly Agriculture and Land Use Policy Officer IEN,  Malachy Campbell, Senior Policy Officer, NIEL.

You can register to attend Session 2 here