Rural and agri-food organisations are taking part in Countryside COP, which is taking place from October 11 to 15.
Ulster Farmers’ Union is one of the organisers of the environmental conference which aims to raise awareness about the climate crisis in rural communities ahead of COP26.
UFU president Victor Chestnutt declared that the organisation was looking forward to hosting the first-ever Countryside COP event next week as part of the Agriculture and Land Use Alliance (ALA).
“Every one of us has a role to play to reach net-zero and climate action across the board is vital.
“Our farmers are part of the climate change solution and are committed to tackling the global issue head-on, which is why it’s so important to show the many ways in which they can do this,” Mr Chestnutt said.
Alongside the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DEARA), the UFU is also co-hosting an agriculture and climate change event on 27 October, 2021.
Guest speakers include: Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots; Lord Deben, chair of the UK Climate Change Committee; and Prof. Alice Stanton from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.