ShARE - Shared Agencies Regulatory Evidence Programme

The five Environmental Agencies of Ireland and the United Kingdom have come together to develop Shared Agencies Regulatory Evidence Programme (ShARE). This is a flexible framework for research and evidence collaboration. 

ShARE is a flexible framework for research and evidence collaboration between the five environment agencies of Ireland and the United Kingdom. 

The EPA’s involvement in ShARE helps to deliver evidence to underpin environmental regulation and maximise benefits from funding and resources invested. This collaborative approach demonstrates the increased focus of the EPA on partnering and networking and helps us to meet our current strategic goals in this area.   

View the EPA Strategic Plan 2016-2020 here

Research areas

  • The impact of regulated industry activities on the environment 
  • Understand the effectiveness of interventions 
  • Horizon scanning – emerging technologies, markets, policy and legislation (anticipating issues and opportunities) 
  • Understanding how environmental regulators can enable sustainable economic growth 
  • Provide evidence to advise Government and others on the likely success of policy and regulatory options 

Benefits

  • Evidence to address common regulatory and environmental management problems is produced in a coordinated way, maximising impact whilst minimising costs 
  • We make best use of national experts across the partners and have better influence over third party research funding streams 

ShARE contacts

The Environmental Protection Agency contact for ShARE is John McEntagart.

ShARE contacts in the other four agencies can be found here