EPA Research 2030 - A Framework for Research Programming

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. The current EPA Research Strategy runs until 2020.  The EPA is now preparing a new Research Framework for the period 2021-2030. 

Public Consultation on the draft EPA Research 2030 Framework

In November 2020 the EPA opened a Public consultation to receive comments on the draft EPA Research 2030 Framework. The closing date for submission was the 6th January 2021 at 5pm.  View more details in relation to the Public Consultation.

EPA Research 2030 Thematic Hubs Virtual Workshop

The EPA held a virtual workshop as part of its consultation for EPA Research 2030 – A Framework for Research Programming on Wednesday 28th October 2020. 

The main objective of the workshop was to discuss the key research priorities for 2021-2023 to be considered by the EPA Research 2030 Programme under its four proposed interconnected Research Hubs:

  • Addressing the Climate Change Evidence Needs
  • Delivering a Healthy Environment
  • Protecting and Restoring our Natural Environment
  • Facilitating a Green and Circular Economy

The identified priorities will inform the preparation of the Annual EPA Research Calls.

All presentations are available to view on the EPA Research playlist on YouTube.

The exhibition space and graphic recordings are available to view on the Workshop app here until 28th July 2021.

Online Survey (January 2020)

In January 2020, the EPA launched an Online Survey seeking feedback and comments on the proposed directions of the EPA Research Programme post 2020. 295 submissions were received.