Voting is currently open for our Steering Committee elections running until December 7th, 2022. We issued a voting form to each member as the elections opened on Monday, November 28th, so check your inboxes and submit your selections for our new committee before the week is out. View candidates running for 2022-2024 here.
Oireachtas Report on Biodiversity: The Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action, which sat earlier this year and heard contributions from NCI founder Prof Jane Stout & INCASE project lead Dr Catherine Farrell, this month issued its report with recommendations on biodiversity. The cross-party committee heard testimony on how diversity within nature's links to climate issues and compiled 75 expert recommendations on how to tackle Ireland's biodiversity crisis.
Read more on our blog HERE.
Business for Biodiversity Ireland Update
Lucy Gaffney of our Business For Biodiversity Ireland initiative addressed the Citizens Assembly on Biodiversity Loss on the final weekend in November and discussed how best to accelerate private sector action for nature in Ireland. She highlighted the need to educate our business community on nature-related risk, build capacity to create meaningful biodiversity strategies and develop ways to measure progress and ensure accountability. The BFBI, backed by the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage, aims to bring businesses, communities and NGOs together to find ways to solve these issue. Lucy will be reporting back on discussions around these topics from the upcoming CoP15 in Montreal. Sign up to our Business For Biodiversity newsletter HERE. The Citizens Assembly is to have one final meeting in January before finalising its recommendations. In the meantime, read NCI's submission to the Assembly HERE.
Consultation on the Draft Arterial Drainage Maintenance Activities 2022-2027 and associated SEA Environmental Report and AA Natura Impact Statement Report
Deadline: Dec 2nd

World Soil Day
Date: Dec 5th

Bioeconomy Research Symposium: Ireland 2022
Dates: Dec 6&7
Host: Biorbic Centre

CBD COP 15 Part 2
​Date: Dec 7th-19th 2022
Location: Montreal, Canada

Consultation on 2022 increase to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation Rate and the establishment of an Advanced Biofuel Obligation Rate
Deadline: Dec 7 

Public Consultation on a new Strategy Statement for the National Parks and Wildlife Service
Deadline: Dec 9th

Land2Sea End-of-project webinar
Date: Dec 15th
Host: UCD Earth Institute

Consultation on the third Onshore Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS 3) auction design and implementation
Deadline: Dec 16th 

Consultation on the Irish Offshore Strategic Environmental Assessment (IOSEA6).
Deadline: Jan 13th 

Bioeconomy Action Plan Consultation
Deadline: Jan 27th ​​​​​

Natural Capital Investment 2023
Date: March 23rd
Host: Environmental Finance
View more on our events calendar here. Have an event to add? Contact us.
The public are invited to submit their views on the shape of our National Parks & Wildlife Service via a consultation on the new NPWS strategy statement and encourage members to do the same by December 9th, submitting comments on what you think are the most important goals for NPWS to focus on from 2023-25. 
There's also a call-out to submit to the Bioeconomy Action Plan open until January.
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