Climate Change Research Programme

Undertaking research on climate change issues is essential to understand the impacts that global warming may have on our planet. Research also helps to address what measures will be needed to adapt to these impacts and how we can mitigate against the effects.  

Further Information

Please see the EPA's climate research pages for full details of the programme.

Contact Us

For general queries regarding climate change research please e-mail climateresearch@epa.ie or call EPA's Dublin office at +353-1 2680100.

Background

Climate Change is one of the principal thematic areas covered by the EPA STRIVE Research Programme 2007-2013, which follows on from the 2000-2006 ERTDI Research Programme. In March 2007 the Department of Environment Heritage and Local Government allocated €8 million to the EPA specifically for a Climate Change Research Programme. This funding is provided by the Inter-Departmental Committee for the Strategy for Science Technology and Innovation. A programme of research has been approved following wide ranging consultation. This programme is directed at addressing specific knowledge gaps of direct relevance to the National Climate Change Strategy prepared by the Department of Environment Heritage and Local Government. The first call for research proposals was announced in June 2007. Smaller scale project and fellowship calls were also made in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.