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COP26 Regional Roadshow 1 November 2021

Adaptation and Resilience Day – Monday 8th November

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(A collaboration between LGCAN, CNI, NILGA, and RCRG.)

Climate NI is delighted to announce a series of three council events, which each feature adaptation and resilience, in line with the COP26 President’s Programme. These events are supported by the launch of a brand–new video created in collaboration with the Regional Community Resilience Group (RCRG) specially for the occasion, and supported by outreach from emergency planning officers across NI throughout the week.

Event 1: Mid and East Antrim Borough Council and Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council 

Summary: 

MEABC and ANBC will be hosting a collaborative Climate Adaptation and Awareness event on Monday 8 November, from 10am – 12pm, covering four main themes:

  1. Understanding Climate Change
  2. Reimagining Energy and Fuel – a Local Perspective
  3. What Councils are Doing to Address Climate Change
  4. Supporting and Leading Behavioural Change

The event will be in–person, complimented by live streaming and will feature case studies and current actions taken by each Council in tackling the climate crisis. Keynote speakers will include the Met Office, Climate NI, Rivers Agency, GenComm, Energia, Natural World Products, Bryson Recycling, and MyNI.

Sign up for this event via Eventbrite.

Watch online Monday 8 November 10am – 12pm.

Event 2: Derry City and Strabane District Council 

Summary:

Two pop up roadshows will take place in November highlighting the risk of severe weather such as flooding, storms, heatwaves, ice and snow with a range of practical advice on how to prepare. The roadshows will take place on Monday November 8th from 10am – 2pm in Foyleside Shopping Centre Derry and Asda Store in Strabane. Derry City and Strabane District Council officers and resilience specialists will be on hand to provide information on measures to protect people, homes and communities in the event of severe weather emergencies. Making homes more energy efficient will also be a focus, as well as the appropriate contacts to have to hand in an emergency situation, depending on the type of severe weather event and local impact. A full digital campaign will coincide with the roadshows to broaden the reach across the City and District.

Event 3: Belfast City Council 

Summary:

Belfast City Council is hosting a webinar focused on adaptation – what nature can do to help address the climate crisis as part of a Climate NI coordinated day of adaptation linked to COP26. The webinar is on Monday 8th November at 9.30am and finishes at 10.30am.

Barra Best will be in conversation with:

  • Ian McCurley, Director of the Woodland Trust – on the importance of trees
  • Gawain Morrison, Ogham Grove – on art and behaviour change
  • Annika Clements, Ulster Wildlife – on Blue Carbon
  • Michele Bryans, Eastside Partnership – on community involvement in green initiatives

To register go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/198937837427

Video: Regional Community Resilience Group (RCRG)

The Regional Community Resilience Group, which is jointly is chaired by DFI Rivers and Local Government is developing a short video production to highlight the work undertaken by this multi–agency group. The video will be used for councils during workshops leading up to the COP 26 event and during Adaptation Day and Resilience Day.

Further information will be released over the coming weeks. For further information, please contact stephenjones@climatenorthernireland.org.uk 

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