Tag Archives: Sustainability

Environment policy

A summary of the Assembly parties’ main manifesto commitments on the natural environment, including climate change and waste management. SDLP Minister: Mark H Durkan MLA Assembly Private Secretary: Karen McKevitt MLA Spokeswoman:...

Farming and water quality

Nitrates and phosphates have caused considerable pollution but farmers are helping to control it, Richard Halleron writes. Agriculture is playing its part in improving the quality of our water. Agricultural intensification –...

Europe’s greenest capital

Copenhagen’s European Green Capital project manager Anne-Marie Larsen outlined the city’s progress at the Northern Ireland Environment Forum. Copenhagen – a city of 550,000 people – will be the European Green Capital...

Overview

agendaNi overviews the current debate over sustainability in the region. Sustainability, if implemented properly, will bring benefits to the environment, the economy and society. Ideally, using sustainable practices in all areas of...

Towards a regional Green New Deal

The Executive can guide Northern Ireland out of recession by growing a green economy, John Barry contends. New thinking is already coming through in the Assembly and civic society. The consultation out...

Mexico conference preview

Environmental officials and ministers are preparing to meet in Mexico later this month to work on a global climate deal. But just how much should we expect from the talks? With the...

Will Day interview: why sustainability matters

Sustainable development consultant Will Day shares his thoughts on its current state and the crucial need for long-term decision-making. Peter Cheney reports. “It matters more than it ever has,” says Will Day...

Climate pressures and positives

Professor John Sweeney sees some changing attitudes as the Mexico conference approaches. As for a warmer Ireland, pressure on water supplies will increase and planning ahead must start now. “Like many people,...

Lough Neagh’s troubled waters

Although Lough Neagh is Europe’s major commercial wild eel fishery and Northern Ireland’s main source of drinking water, the lake has had a long and troubled history. Emma Blee reports. At least...