NCI held our Steering Committee elections in late 2022 and members voted in droves for a great selection of candidates. We would like to thank all who stood for election, and all who voted, for your interest in our organisation. We'll welcome our new-look Steering Committee to our first quarterly meeting in February. You can check out our fresh (and some familiar) faces for NCI 2023-2024 on our site.

NCI was fortunate to be represented at the recent Cop15 global biodiversity framework event by Steering Committee Chair Conor Kretsch of Cohab Initiative and our Business For Biodiversity Ireland lead Lucy Gaffney, who has published a blog on her key takeaways from the summit on the BFBI site - access a link below.

And keep an eye out for news of our AGM coming soon - all NCI members will be invited to attend for the presentation of our annual report and future strategy.
Dr Martha O Hagan, Assoc Prof of Finance at Trinity College Dublin, left, and Dr Kirstie McAdoo, Head of Education and Research at Airfield Estate are among the newly elected NCI Steering Committee members joining us on our journey to promote the integration of natural capital approaches into Irish policy. Several long-standing members return alongside new faces for a strong committee representing diverse sectors of society including academia, NGOs, the public and private sectors and independent. You can read all team profiles on our site HERE.
2023 Voluntary National Review on the SDGs: The Department of the Environment, Climate & Communications is now inviting submissions from stakeholders for inclusion in Ireland’s 2023 Voluntary National Review (VNR) as part of a collection of stakeholder inputs on the status of our progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.
Read more in our latest NCI blog HERE.
Business for Biodiversity Ireland Update
Lucy Gaffney of our Business For Biodiversity Ireland initiative attended CoP15 in Montreal and got stuck into a week of networking and side sessions on behalf of the platform. In a new blog, she has 5 key takeaways on the prevailing attitudes and upcoming developments heralded by the Global Biodiversity Framework. For more insights on how businesses are transforming to nature positive, sign up to our Business For Biodiversity Ireland newsletter HERE

World Wetlands Day
Date: Feb 2nd

Date: Feb 3rd-9th
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Public Consultation on the Management of Deer in Ireland
Deadline: Feb 10th
Host: Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine 

International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Date: Feb 11th

National Risk Assessment 2023 – Public Consultation
Deadline: Feb 17th
Host: Department of the Taoiseach 

World Day of Social Justice
Date: Feb 20th

Consultation for Ireland’s Voluntary National Review 2023
Deadline: Feb 20th
Host: Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications 

National Sustainability Summit
Date: Feb 23rd
Location: Dublin
Host: Premier Publishing

Public Consultation on Wild Birds Declarations 2023-2024
Date: Feb 24th
Host: Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage

World Wildlife Day
Date: March 3rd​

Irish Bat Conference
Date: March 11-12th
Location: Athlone Springs Hotel, Athlone
Host: Bat Conservation Ireland

3rd Global Soil Biodiversity Conference
Date: March 13-15th 
Host: Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative​

International Day of Forests
Date: March 21st​

World Water Day
Date: March 22nd​

UN Water Conference
Date: Mar 22-24th
Location: New York
Host: UN

Natural Capital Investment 2023
Date: March 23rd
Host: Environmental Finance

CIEEM 2023 Irish Conference: Aiming for a Nature-Positive Ireland
Date: April 25th
Location: Athlone

View more on our events calendar here. Have an event to add? Contact us.
Don't miss the INCASE report coming soon: Our INCASE final report is currently being finalised and is due to be published via EPA Research very soon - sign up now at to be notified of developments:
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