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GIConf19

 

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Green Infrastructure and Climate Change Conference 2019

When: 12th March 2019

Where: Guildhall, Derry

 

 

Derry City and Strabane District Council invites you to our first ever Green Infrastructure and Climate Action Conference.

This event will highlight the Council’s pioneering climate adaptation and green infrastructure plans, which are also a first across Northern Ireland. The conference will also explore the benefits of green infrastructure as well as the issue of climate action at a local authority level.

There is an exciting mix of keynote speakers including:

• Greater London Authority’s Environment Strategy – Peter Massini
 
• EU Interreg project (Planning for Environment & Resource Efficiency in EU Towns & Cities) – Robert Lacey – Principal Development Officer, Cornwall Council
 
• Climate Ireland – Dr Barry O’Dwyer, Lead Research Scientist
 
• Adaptation Scotland – Anna Beswick, Porgramme Manager
 
Tipperary County Council – Michael Moroney, Green and Blue Infrastructure
 
Natural Capital– Therese Karger-Lerchl, Senior Economist, Vivid Economics
 
Role of Public Bodies in Climate Action and aligning to community action - Peter Hynes – CEO,  Mayo County Council
 
Climate Change in international context – Emma Norton, Energy Conservation Coordinator, Ecology Action Centre, Nova Scotia.
 

This is the first Green Infrastructure and Climate Change Conference in Northern Ireland, which will support the creation, enhancement and promotion of green infrastructure (GI) to improve quality of life, health, biodiversity, development of greenways, resilience to climate change and economic attractiveness. It will explore how we can finance, plan, design and manage green spaces to maximise their value for our environment and people's wellbeing.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to take part in a bike tour of green spaces and places in the city.

For further information please contact [email protected]