NCI welcomed our new Steering Committee to our first quarterly meeting in February and appointed Jimmy O'Keeffe as Chair and Ashling Cronin and Paddy Woodworth as joint Vice-Chairs to help steer our organisation for the next two years. You can read their profiles below, and visit our site for more updates on our team and their work, also follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn & YouTube.
New NCI Steering Committee Chair Jimmy O'Keeffe is a hydrologist and lecturer at Dublin City University, where he is co-developing a course in Climate and Environmental Sustainability. Jimmy, pictured left, has over 12 years’ experience working on natural capital and ecosystem services in Ireland, UK and South Asia, with farmers, developers, regulatory authorities and governments. He recently helped organise Ireland's Children and Young People’s Assembly on Biodiversity Loss. Co-Vice Chair Ashling Cronin, right, has over 14 years of experience in ecological/environmental assessment and environmental management across the private and public sector. Her aim is to help drive and deliver the natural capital agenda at a strategic and national level. Long-standing NCI member and author Paddy Woodworth will share the Vice Chair role. 
You can read all NCI team profiles on our site HERE.
HELP US DEVELOP NCI STRATEGY: The Board of Natural Capital Ireland invites tender submissions to prepare a Strategic Plan for our organisation for the period 2023–2026. We wish to engage the services of a consultant to guide us through the process of preparing the Strategic Plan. The final deliverable will include a Strategic Plan ready for publication as well as supporting documentation, to include a stakeholder review and competitive landscape review. Apply by March 3.
Read more details and download the tender application HERE.
Voluntary National Review on the SDGs: NCI has submitted our views on how the natural capital approach can support the Sustainable Development Goals via an integrated framework to value nature's contributions in all aspects of our society and economy.  It will inform Ireland's presentation on the Voluntary National Review (VNR) to the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in July. Read more in our blog HERE.
Natural Capital Tools
ENCORE (Exploring Natural Capital Opportunities, Risks and Exposure) is a business assessment tool which helps users to better understand how environmental changes might impact their business and the wider economy. Developed by the Natural Capital Finance Alliance in partnership with UNEP-WCMC and financed by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs and the MAVA Foundation, it focuses on the goods and services provided by nature, and helps assess potential risks to business continuity. Lucy Gaffney of our Business For Biodiversity Ireland wrote about it for their site's #BizBioTools section. More HERE

Climate Action & Sustainability Webinar Lunchtime Lecture Series
Dates: Wednesdays, March 1 (Prof Jane Stout, Mar 15th)
Trinity College Dublin

World Wildlife Day
Date: March 3rd​

Public consultation on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive
Deadline: March 9th
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

Public Consultation on the Department of Transport Statement of Strategy 2023-2025
Deadline: March 10th
Department of Transport

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

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

Public Consultation Process for the Statement of Strategy 2023-2026
Deadline: March 15th
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine 

8th Joint OECD/UNECE Seminar on the Implementation of SEEA
Dates: March 13-15th
Location: Geneva

National Tree Week
Dates: March 19-26th
Host: Tree Council

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

envecon 2023
Date: March 24th

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.
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