Helping the agri and business sector on the journey to net zero

Research and funding opportunities within the agri-sector and carbon offsetting using nature-based solutions in Northern Ireland.

  • Date:

    16 Nov 2022

  • Time:

    10:00 – 11:00 am

  • Location:

    Online Event

This event will bring together a range of leading experts to provide insight into innovation opportunities in a carbon society, how to reduce greenhouse gases in the agri-food sector, as well as how local business can offset their carbon emissions through woodland planting schemes. And did you know there is business support and guidance available through Business in the Community NI on climate action?

This event coincides with Global Entrepreneur Week, a celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch start-ups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. It also coincides with Biodiversity Day at the Egypt COP27 Conference 6-18th November, which focusses on nature and ecosystem-based solutions.

10am Welcome | Elaine Smith, Climate and Sustainability Manager / Catherine Hunter, Environmental Education Officer, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

10:05 am Reducing greenhouse gases in agri-food | Prof Nigel Scollan, Queen’s University, Belfast

10:15 am  The innovation opportunities in a zero-carbon society | Martin Doherty, Centre for Sustainable Energy (CASE)

10:25 am  Woodland Carbon Scheme | Jo Boylan, Outreach Officer, The Woodland Trust

10:35 am  Carbon Canopy Project | Lindsay Houston, Parks and Open Spaces Manager (Development), Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

10:45 am  Business Action on Climate | Emma-Louise Kells, Environmental Advisor, Business in the Community NI

10:55 am  Round Up and close