The international conference ‘How Local Authorities Can Address the Biodiversity Emergency’ was hosted by Limerick City and County Council in the Strand Hotel, Limerick on the 21st and 22nd September 2022. Over 200 delegates attended.
The conference heard from a range of experts about how biodiversity in Ireland has suffered a serious decline in recent decades with the result that almost a quarter of all species are threatened with extinction. Case studies from Europe which showcased examples of where concerted actions by local authorities, often working in collaboration with local communities, helped to address biodiversity issues and create a more diverse, heathy living environment. This conference was part of Limerick City’s European Green Leaf Award for 2020.
The following are links to the presentations over the two day conference.
- Video - Limerick Biodiversity Conference Welcome Address by Minister of State Malcolm Noonan (link to Vimeo)
- Dr Liam Lysaght - Setting The Scene (pdf)
- Andy Bleasdale - Local Authorities Role (pdf)
- Gitty Korsuize - City Of Utrecht (pdf)
- Fran Igoe - SuDS ands Nature based solutions (pdf)
- Stephanie Crewe - How Blue Green (pdf)
- Una Fitzpatrick - All Ireland Pollinator Plan (pdf)
- Amanda Pedlow - How Heritage Officers (pdf)
- Ricky Whelan - Bird Conservation in Urban Environments (pdf)
- Maighread Cremin - Corporate Social Responsibility (pdf)
- Bernadette Guest - Biodiversity and Climate Change (pdf)
- Kevin Motherway - Coordinating Local Government (pdf)
- Christine Doherty - Biodiversity conference (pdf)
- Monaghan Wetland Action Plan (pdf)
- Liz Gabbett, Donna Weiner - Community Engagement (pdf)
- RGeary AnCB PP (pdf)
- Martina O'Brien - Actions on Invasives Presentation (pdf)
- Dr Owen Douglas - Opportunities for Biodiversity Management (pdf)
- Hans Visser presentation (pdf)
- Clúid Presentation - Incorporating Biodiversity through (pdf)