This Discussion Document is the basis for the first phase of the Consultation Process where feedback / comments are sought on the proposed directions of the new EPA Research Strategy.
This independent review examines the performance to date of the EPA’s 2014-2020 Research Programme.
The environment is a strategic and valuable asset for Ireland which must be protected and proactively managed to ensure it forms the basis for a healthy society and our economic wellbeing.
Ireland’s waters are one of our major natural resources. Plentiful availability of good quality water offers a significant competitive advantage to sectors such as agriculture, industry and tourism. Water is a resource that must be carefully managed, and improving water quality status is a national priority for Ireland.
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.
Using knowledge to protect and improve our natural environment and human health, June 2014
This document outlines the strategy for the next 6 years of the EPA's research programme from 2014-2020 under the 3 key pillar areas of Climate, Water and Sustainability.
Identifying Pressures :: Informing Policy :: Developing Solutions
A review of EPA research funding in the Sustainable Environment area.
Authors: PA Consulting Group, September 2012
This independent review of the STRIVE Research Programme was conducted by PA Consulting Group