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Connecting Communities with Peatlands

Organisation Community Wetlands Forum/ Irish Rural Link/ National Just Transition Fund
Date 4th December 2021 09:30 AM (GMT)

These workshops will help community groups to assess their own training needs to engage with their local peatland.

A Just Transition refers to the ‘transition’ or changes that a community experiences when climate action policies impact the community’s economic and social activities. Communities in the Midlands have been impacted by the closure of peat harvesting plants and the move away from extracting and burning peat for energy to establish renewable energy sources and rehabilitate peatlands for the storage of carbon, in line with National and EU climate action policies.

Connecting Communities with Peatlands is coming to your county. One aim of the project is to provide capacity-building training to community groups engaging with peatlands in the Midlands. In order for communities to get the most benefit from trainings, we are hosting self-assessment workshops in each of the Just Transition Midlands counties.

This half-day workshop aims to support your group to assess its own training needs to begin, or continue, to engage with peatlands. Please note that there are multiple locations for these workshops.

Saturday 4th December, 9.30am-2pm: Bog of Allen Nature Reserve, Lullymore, Co. Kildare

Sunday 5th December, 9.30am-2pm: Rathowen Community Centre, Rathowen, Co. Westmeath

Monday 6th December, 6.30pm-8.30pm: Online event

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