Councils join response to climate crisis with events of COP26
Following the Race to Zero Carbon hydrogen bus tour through Northern Ireland in September, the Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA), with the support of the UK Government and the Northern Ireland Executive , is organizing three “regional roadshows” aligned with the presidency’s program for COP26.
The regional events will take place in tandem with the two-week United Nations COP26 Climate Change Summit in Glasgow and will focus on practical steps we can all take as a region to reduce our carbon footprint and impact on Europe. environment.
In addition to attending the conference itself in Glasgow and engaging with leaders and organizations around the world on how to tackle the climate crisis, NILGA is supporting three local events throughout the fortnight of COP26 : The RE[act] Festival; SmartEnergy 2021 conference and an Adaptation Day and an online resilience roadshow.
Starting tomorrow, November 2, the RE[act] The festival will be held for 12 days across Belfast in partnership with Linen Quarter BID and Belfast City Council. The festival is new and innovative that seeks to inspire a more sustainable Belfast and aligns with the main themes of COP26, to help bring Northern Ireland into the global conversation.
D[act] takes place from November 2-14 and is a mix of conferences, workshops and experiential events dedicated to creating a more sustainable Belfast.
Starting tomorrow November 2, Renewable NI is hosting its SmartEnergy Conference at ICC Belfast, a one-day hybrid conference available for physical and virtual delegates. Focused on the ambition of low-carbon technologies, the conference will hear from a panel of experts on the role innovation will play in achieving the UK’s ‘net zero’ requirement.
A key industry event, it will be possible to network with decision-makers and influencers as well as with important personalities from the energy sector.
At the forefront of innovation, the RenewableNI Smart Energy 2021 conference will play a key role in turning ambition into achievement.
Finally, on November 8, four local councils join forces to organize an Adaptation Day and an Online Resilience Roadshow. With the support of NILGA, Belfast City Council, Derry City and Strabane District Council, Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and Mid and East Antrim Borough Council are collaborating to organize three important events across Northern Ireland aimed at providing the practical solutions needed to adapt our communities, districts, boroughs and cities to climate impacts such as floods, forest fires and excessive heat.
Welcoming the series of events taking place in the region, NILGA President Cllr Robert Burgess said: “I am delighted to show my support for the UN COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow. COP26 offers us a unique opportunity to take stock and find new ways to work together to tackle the climate crisis and implement achievable programs in transition to net zero.
“We have a long battle ahead of us, but these important events, taking place across the region, bring together local authorities, government departments, businesses, industry, charities and other organizations so that we can take action. in partnership. I applaud the funding obtained by NILGA on behalf of the local government sector which made this program of events possible.
“We can no longer afford to wait to act against the threat of climate change. We must work together to protect our planet and our people and ensure a more resilient future for us all. “
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