September updates include a call for feedback on Ireland's 4th National Biodiversity Action Plan, a big event from the Business For Biodiversity platform, and the latest natural capital research from Ireland and around the world.
Your chance to shape Ireland's next Biodiversity Action Plan
We are calling on all of our members to submit thoughts on the 4th National Biodiversity Action Plan which will set Ireland's biodiversity agenda for 2023-2027. Launching the public consultation, Minister of State for Heritage Malcolm Noonan said of the plan: "It must reflect the different voices that will inform its content and we must establish means of continuing the conversation, to learn from what works and what doesn’t."
Plan objectives include:
Adopt a whole of government, whole of society approach to biodiversity
Meet urgent conservation and restoration needs
Secure nature's contribution to people
Embed biodiversity at the heart of climate action
Enhance the evidence base for action on biodiversity
Strengthen the shared-island approach & Ireland's contribution to international initiatives
The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage has published a draft for public consultation. This is an opportunity for all interested individuals, groups and organisations to provide comment on the plan. You can share your views until November 9 by completing the online survey, by post, or by emailing [email protected].
Read more about the National Biodiversity Action Plan and consultation process here.
The Scottish Land Commission has published a new protocol on responsible natural capital and carbon management. The aim is to make progress on meeting net zero targets while benefitting communities, landowners and businesses fairly. Read more.