About MyNI

MyNI is a service in Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) creating and sharing ‘Climate Action’ news from a range of trusted providers to a fast growing community of people in Northern Ireland interested in climate change issues.

Share your climate action story with MyNI to help inspire others

We’re sharing news and information about the impact of climate change on nature and the world around us. We want to inform and help people to change their ways for Nature and for a healthy and prosperous future. We rely on our ‘Climate Action’ partners and interested audiences to share what they have to offer on this collaborative website and on our social media channels.

If you’d like inspire others with how you’re helping the planet, get in touch by emailing (email address?). Our professional team of content creators will help you to write the content for the MyNI website and @MyNIlife social media channels and publish it at no cost to you! Your stories about the big or small actions that you’ve taken to help the planet are therefore most welcome.

For climate change opportunities, tips & inspiration follow @MyNILife

To get the latest local climate action news/ opportunities and how you can get involved to help the planet, check out our latest news and social media channels:

Why is MyNI doing this?

Northern Ireland’s first Climate Change Bill (proposal) was agreed by the Northern IreIand Assembly on 9 March 2022. Once the Queen formally agrees to it, it becomes the Climate Change Act (Northern Ireland) 2022. Northern Ireland is then legally required to deliver the target of net zero emissions by 2050.

The Climate Change Act will set out the legal framework for tackling climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions for decades to come in Northern Ireland. This will help to reduce global warming. MyNI is helping Northern Ireland to achieve net zero emissions by sharing climate actions stories that encourage organisations, communities and the public to change their ways for Nature.

Net zero means not adding to the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Achieving it means reducing emissions as much as possible, as well as balancing out any that remain by removing an equivalent amount – for example, by planting more trees. See other examples of how we’re already helping to reduce emissions in Northern Ireland.

Greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide (CO2) are released when we burn oil, gas and coal for our homes, factories and transport. Methane is produced through farming and landfill. These gases increase the global temperature.

Our Campaigns

have your say on the draft Environment Strategy

Help shape the future of your environment

There are few things more important to us than the environment in which we live, work and play. To protect our future, DAERA has published Northern Ireland’s first draft Environment Strategy. 

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Change for Nature

Change for nature and be part of the MyNI community, take (even a small personal) action against climate change in 2021.

My Eco 2020 Lavender field

My Eco 2020

My Eco 2020 introduces some action that we can all take in the coming weeks and months under the campaign banner #myEco2020.

Race to Zero

Race To Zero

A global zero carbon race to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050!

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Climate Heroes

Who Are Our Climate Heroes? A Climate Hero can be an individual, a business, a community, a farmer or landowner, a family, a council or an organisation.

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Environment Strategy

Northern Ireland has never had an environment strategy before. This is your chance to help shape it.

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Get Into Nature

‘Get Into Nature’ encourages people to embrace the outdoors, be better prepared for their outdoor adventures, and also to ensure that nature is protected from damage.

Managing Your Pain

Managing Your Pain

Chronic pain affects almost one in four people across Northern Ireland. Local Health and Social Care Board figures estimate that 400,000 people are living with some form of persistent pain.