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British-Irish Council

The British-Irish Council was established under the Good Friday Agreement to promote positive, practical relationships among its Member Administrations - Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey.

Ministers have discussed a very broad range of environmental topics throughout the history of the British-Irish Council including:

  • Sustainable Development
  • Marine
  • Waste
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Biodiversity
  • Circular Economy
  • Consumer Behavioural Change

2015/2016 Work Programme is focused on:

  • Waste
  • Natural environment
  • Non-Native Species