The EPA has established itself as a trusted and respected body for environmental and radiological protection that is recognised for its scientific integrity - OECD
The EPA’s role in addressing climate change challenges includes: preparing and projecting national greenhouse gas emissions; regulating emissions from industrial sectors; supporting climate science research; supporting behavioural change to promote a circular economy and facilitating the National Dialogue on Climate Action.
A clean healthy environment with green and blue spaces is an essential component of Ireland’s health infrastructure.
In a circular economy, we use less raw material, design products for long life and recyclability, share products, use them for longer, and reuse and repair products.
Clean and well-protected water is essential for our health and wellbeing, our economic activities and our wildlife.
A clear national policy position for Ireland’s environment is required together with more integrated, coherent and ambitious environmental policy frameworks.
A primary function of the EPA is environmental regulation, including assessment, authorisation and enforcement of activities across a range of industries.
The EPA delivers an environmental research programme to provide essential scientific support for environmental policy development, implementation and broader decision making.
The environmental problems Ireland faces can only be addressed if citizens and stakeholders are engaged and empowered.
The EPA’s environmental management programme delivered improvements in energy performance, waste management, biodiversity and monitoring of greenhouse gas emissions.