Climate - EPA Research Strategy 2014-2020

Summary: Climate change remains an unresolved collective challenge. Actions to address its causes and consequences are needed. These actions can also give rise to major societal benefits and development opportunities. The 2014-2020 period is central to advancing actions on climate change.

Published: 2014

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Pages: 4

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Climate change remains an unresolved collective challenge. Actions to address its causes and consequences are needed. These actions can also give rise to major societal benefits and development opportunities. The 2014-2020 period is central to advancing actions on climate change.

Targeted climate change research is needed in Ireland to inform practical response to, and strategic engagement on, climate change.

The 2014-2020 programme is framed by the vision of Ireland’s transition to a carbon-neutral, low emission and climate-resilient society and economy by 2050, and being a source of climate change information and solutions.

It builds on the success of the previous programme and responds to developments and emerging issues. It is shaped around two concepts;
“Towards 2050” and “Laboratory Ireland”. “Towards 2050” encapsulates research that informs the transition to a carbon neutral, low emission climate resilient Ireland by 2050. “Laboratory Ireland” promotes an experimental approach to analysis of solutions and technologies and promotes Ireland as a key location for innovation.

Together these aim to leverage action and support sustainable economic growth. The goal for the 2014-2020 period is to enable an effective research programme that is practical, solutions-focused and strategic.