Environmental Governance Island of Ireland Network (EGII)

This academic network (funded by an ESRC/IRC network grant) brings together academics from Queen’s University Belfast and University College Dublin, together with NI Environment Link and the Irish Environmental Network to map existing cooperations, challenges and opportunities for all-island environmental governance after Brexit.

Our Publications

The NI Protocol & the Environment. The implications for Northern Ireland. Ireland and the UK.

Environmental Governance Island of Ireland Network Policy briefs 1/2021
March 2021.

Viviane Gravey & Lisa Whitten, Queen’s University Belfast

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We are planning a range of online events during 2021. Our first took place on 15 February 2021, on the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland and what it means for the environment. You can check out recordings of the event here

Our second “Advising for Sustainable Food Production as an Island” is happening on 16th August 2021 and is currently open for registration. The event will bring together leading academics and farm advisors to develop solutions, ambitions and shared practices across Ireland’s border. 

You can sign up for this event through Eventbrite.

Event Schedule

9.30 –  Welcome and Introduction

9.45-10.45 –  Advising for change – Understanding how co-production of farm advisory services can lead to environmental transformation

(Dr Katrin Prager, University of Aberdeen, and Dr Christina Noble, James Hutton Institute, Social Scientist in Agricultural Innovation)

11:00-12:00 – Advising sustainable food production through the food supply chain

(Professor David Barling, head of the Centre for Agriculture, Food and Environment Management Research at the University of Hertfordshire, Dr David Christian Rose, Associate Professor of Agricultural Innovation and Extension, University of Reading)

12:15-13:15 – Where next? Mapping ambition, challenges and opportunities for agri-environment change through advice Participatory session: we want to know what you think, based on your own experience and expertise are the key challenges and opportunities for agri-environmental improvement, and practical ways we can achieve it

13.15 – 13.30 – Closing remarks

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Project Participants

Viviane Gravey (Queen’s University Belfast)

Finbarr Brereton (University College Dublin)

Sean Kelly (Northern Ireland Environment Link)

Hannah Gould (University College Dublin)

Lisa Whitten (Queen’s University Belfast)

Michael Lennon (University College Dublin)

Sean Heron (Queen’s University Belfast)

Linda Fox-Rogers (Queen’s University Belfast)

Feidhlim O Shea (University College Dublin)