How perception of our landscape impacts on pollinators

  • Event: How perception of our landscape impacts on pollinators
  • Date: 21/09/2023
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue: Online, Session, Via Zoom,
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Day 4 of Sustainability Week focuses on Sustainability Goal 15 (SDG 15), the preservation of biodiversity and using ecosystems sustainably to ensure the survival of our species. This is the second of 2 events on the day. Each event must be booked separately.

About the event:

All-Ireland Pollinator Plan – an ‘entry level’ to biodiversity on any site and in any garden 

The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan (AIPP), considered an ‘entry-level’ to biodiversity on any site, is an evidence-based biodiversity initiative which allows companies to (i) take specific evidence-based action, (ii) map those evidence-based actions on a GIS system and (iii) monitor those actions over time. We know that by taking actions for pollinators we automatically impact on wider biodiversity.  

We have 101 bee species on the island of Ireland comprising 21 bumblebee species and 80 solitary bee species – our wild bees – and one honeybee species, a ‘managed pollinator’ which is not under threat.  One third of these wild bee species is threatened with extinction from this island because we have drastically reduced the amount of food (flowers) and safe nesting sites in our landscapes. The AIPP is about businesses, farmers, local authorities, schools, and gardeners joining together to create a landscape where pollinators can survive and thrive.   

Meet the Speaker:

Sarah Kelly – Agri/Business Officer 

Sarah is the Agri/Business Officer on the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan and assists in the implementation of evidence-based actions related to businesses. In 2022 her remit expanded to include managing the interface between the National Biodiversity Data Centre and the new virtual hub Business for Biodiversity Ireland (BFBI). Sarah’s experience ranges from running all island business development projects for the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce, to running her own B2B consultancy supporting companies through marketing research and sales lead development, to managing a cross-border capital project to establish Catalyst Inc. Ltd. (formerly Northern Ireland Science Park) in the North-West of the island and more recently on the production side of things in the TV industry. The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan Agri-Business Officer position is part funded by Bord Bia and the Business for Biodiversity Ireland (BFBI) platform. 

The Agri-business Officer post is part funded by Bord Bia Origin Green’s food sustainability programme and the new Business for Biodiversity Ireland platform.  

Please book online to secure your place.

This seminar is Free of Charge.