EPA Research Strategy 2030 - Consultation

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 Strategy for the period 2021-2030. 


EPA Research 2030 Strategy: Thematic Hubs Virtual Workshop (28th October 2020)

The EPA is organising a virtual workshop as part of its consultation for its new Research Strategy 2030.  The workshop will be held virtually on Wednesday 28th October 2020. 

The main objective of the workshop is 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 challenges
  • Delivering a safe and healthy environment
  • Protecting and restoring nature
  • Towards a green and circular economy

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

To register and view more details about the event, go to the Registration Page.

Registration for this event will close on 25th September 2020. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Public Consultation

It is anticipated a public consultation will commence in November, 2020. Further updates will be published on this webpage, the EPA Research Twitter account and through the EPA Research Newsletters.