Second Dialogue of the All Island Civil Society Forum on the Environment

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The IEN and NIEL are delighted to invite you and your colleagues to the second dialogue of the All Island Civil Society Forum on the Environment.

As with the first dialogue, this event is open to all those from civil society organisations (including local or issue specific campaign groups) who work or engage in activism on environmental issues.

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 main purpose of the All Island Civil Society Forum on the Environment is to promote and deepen cooperation and dialogue between Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland eNGOs and environmental civil society groups and activists . Participants will discuss shared challenges and possible solutions and policy responses that they believe are appropriate for introducing/implementing/exploring on an all-island basis or on both sides of the border. These solutions/policy responses will be recorded by the organisers and presented at a final in-person networking event.

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 

Please feel free to share this invitation with anyone in your organisation you feel would be interested. There is no limit to the number of participants from each organisation who can attend.

If you have any questions about this event or any other event in the All-island Forum please do not hesitate to contact Aoife Ní Lochlainn at