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Green Recovery NI 28 May 2020

Coronavirus: Call for environmental aspect to NI recovery plan (via BBC NI)

 By Conor Macauley

More than 40 groups have written to the first and deputy first minister urging that environmental commitments be built into NI’s coronavirus recovery plan.

The signatories are from business, community and environmental groups.

They say it is a chance to deliver on the “Green New Deal” promised in the agreement that re–established Stormont after the RHI scandal.

They want investment in cycling and walking, and sustainable public transport.

They also want quality jobs in industries that would cut carbon emissions, improved protection for nature and better public access to high–quality green spaces.

All the main environmental organisations have signed the letter as well as several academics and figures from business.

They have called for outdoor learning to be a big part of the future school curriculum, incentives to encourage sustainable food production and the delivery of a promised independent Environmental Protection Agency for Northern Ireland, the only region of the UK without one.

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