The EPA has also entered research framework agreements for specific areas of research:
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The EPA/ESRI Environment Research Programme brings together a diverse set of research topics with the objective of assessing the ways in which the environment interacts with economic and social processes.
The latest (fourth) phase started in July 2022; the programme covers thirteen projects which can be grouped into the following themes:
The third phase was carried out between July 2020 and July 2022, the programme covered ten projects on topics such as the link between water quality and human health; behavioural interventions to improve waste management; the design of a green, equitable and socially responsible agricultural subsidy scheme; and green VAT reform. The final report for the third phase is under review.
The second phase was carried out between 2018 and 2020 with 12 topics which can be grouped into five broad themes:
The first phase was carried out between 2016 and 2018 with seven topics which can be groups under three headings, each capturing a different approach to gathering evidence:
The EPA-IPA Research Programme was established in 2020 to conduct research on various aspects of Ireland’s environmental governance. The programme aims to support policy makers in ensuring a robust approach to environmental governance in Ireland.
Now in Phase 2 (2022– 2024), the programme will focus on:
Phase 1 (2020-2022) focused on experimental governance and water governance. Some of the outputs from Phase 1 include the following reports: