“Using knowledge to protect and improve our natural environment and human health”
EPA funded environmental research provides essential scientific support for environmental policy development, implementation and broader decision making.
Since 1994, the EPA has funded research that has increased national understanding of our environment, the challenges it faces and responses to these. It has also developed high quality research capacity and supported innovation that is internationally respected.
In 2014, the 2014-2020 EPA Research Strategy was launched, which builds on existing strengths and experience across a very broad range of activities in support of environmental policy development and implementation. Read more information about the strategy here.
EPA Research is targeted to address the needs of key governmental and non-governmental stakeholders and also encourages the researcher community to engage with these stakeholders.
EPA Research is built around 3 pillars:
and aims to:
Identify pressures: Providing assessments of current environmental status and future trends to identify pressures on our environment
Inform policy: Generating evidence, reviewing practices and building models to inform policy development and implementation
Develop solutions: Using novel technologies and methods that address environmental challenges and provide green economic opportunities