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Councillors agree funding to support Belfast’s action on climate

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Date: 10 Sep 2021

Category: Climate and biodiversity


Belfast City Council has committed £75,000 to three projects that support the city’s climate action plan in the run-up to COP26.

Elected Members have given the green light to three projects: Linen Quarter BID for its Festival of the Circular Economy; a legacy programme by Common Purpose, and a contract with The Woodland Trust for additional support to the Belfast One Million Trees initiative, which is coordinated by Belfast City Council.

Welcoming the funding, Councillor Aine Groogan, Chair of Belfast City Council’s Strategic Policy and Resources Committee said: “The world’s most significant climate summit COP26 is fast approaching so it is timely for Belfast to be making further strides in the battle against climate change.

“Action on climate is something we must all take responsibility for; it is not up to one organisation or group of individuals – we all have a role to play, and I’m pleased that we are able to support these programmes which align with the goals of our climate action plan for the city.

Councillor Groogan added: “As a Council we remain focused on the climate emergency and our aim to transition Belfast to an inclusive, low-carbon, climate- resilient economy within a generation. Our involvement in COP26 will undoubtedly benefit Belfast and have a transformative effect on the social, economic and environmental future for us all.”

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