Ireland’s Second National Biodiversity Conference 2022 Announced

Date Released: Monday, May 30, 2022

Ireland’s second National Biodiversity Conference 2022 will be held in Dublin Castle and streamed live online over two days on June 8th & 9th, in accordance with the latest Covid-19 guidelines. The conference is an initiative of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage in support of Ireland’s Fourth National Biodiversity Action Plan.

The National Biodiversity Conference 2022 will form an important part of the public consultation process on Ireland's new National Biodiversity Action Plan by providing a platform for a diversity of voices to come together to discuss challenges, explore solutions and establish ways to collaborate more effectively on implementation.

Biodiversity loss is a critical issue that impacts the natural world, our societies and our economies. Humans depend on nature for our survival. Ecosystems regulate the climate, fertilise soils, purify water, produce oxygen and pollinate our crops. Many have already seen irreversible changes, including in Ireland. What’s more, nature is our first and best line of defence against climate change.

Ireland’s next National Biodiversity Action Plan will seek urgent solutions to reverse losses, enable protection, support conservation and deliver restoration through an all-of-Government, all-of-society approach – and that means you! So we are encouraging everyone – farmers, foresters, fishers, scientists, community groups, local authorities, NGOs, state agencies, businesses, young people and everyone else besides – to register for the conference, have your say on the new NBAP and help Ireland ‘act now for nature’.

For more information please visit the Biodiversity Conference Website.