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January 2011

Ministers Confirm Withdrawal of SDC NI Funding
Commenting on the announcement by the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister that the Sustainable Development Commission in Northern Ireland will receive no further funding from 31 March 2011, Head of the SDC in Northern Ireland Jim Kitchen stated:

Green New Deal Group Welcomes Budget Boost
Members of the Northern Ireland Green New Deal Group have welcomed Finance Minister Sammy Wilson’s commitment of £4 million each year over the next four years, to a retrofit scheme for thousands of homes across Northern Ireland.

December 2010

University Professorship for Head of SDC NI
Head of the SDC in Northern Ireland, Jim Kitchen, has been appointed a Visiting Professor at the University of Ulster. He will take up a post in the Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment.

Sustainable Communities - Making Global Local
We would like to draw your attention to an international conference which will discuss and plan for the future impact of climate change on our communities.

NICCIP Climate Week
The Northern Ireland Climate Change Impacts Partnership (NICCIP) would like to inform you of ‘Climate Week’ on the 21st – 27th of March 2011.

October 2010

Renewable Energy - Our Economic Future?
The Sustainable Development Commission in Northern Ireland, in partnership with Belfast Metropolitan College and W5, held a seminar on the 15th September to discuss and debate one of the biggest issues facing the island of Ireland – a sustainable and secure energy future.

September 2010

SEMINAR - 'Natural Energy - Our Economic Future?'
The Sustainable Development Commission NI, W5, and Belfast Metropolitan College invite you to a keynote seminar

The Future of the SDC in Northern Ireland
Will Day, Chair of the Sustainable Development Commission, and Jim Kitchen, Head of the Commission in Northern Ireland, have expressed their disappointment at Defra’s announcement that it intends to withdraw its funding for the SDC from the next financial year, and both paid tribute to the Commission’s ten years of putting sustainability on the political map.

SD Implementation Plan Public Consultation - A Chance to Have Your Say
The Sustainable Development Commission in Northern Ireland is encouraging people across the region to attend the forthcoming Sustainable Development Implementation Plan consultation events. Head of SDC NI, Jim Kitchen explains:

July 2010

SDC Northern Ireland Statement on UK Funding Announcement
Commenting on the UK Government’s decision to end funding for the Sustainable Development Commission, Head of the SDC in Northern Ireland, Jim Kitchen, said:

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