Title: Transition to a climate resilient Ireland by 2050

Funding Body: Environmental Protection Agency

Research Area: Climate Change & Adaptation

Key Contact: Dr Margaret Desmond

The primary goal is to enable the transition to a climate resilient Ireland by 2050. This involves presenting a clear understanding (barriers and opportunities) of the enabling environment of policy, science, governance structures, networks of experience and capacity building.   The achievement of this goal depends on a thorough understanding of international and national policy processes and obligations (reporting and evaluation), available science and knowledge gaps, status of governance structures, utility of networks of experience and efforts around awareness and capacity building to date. It further involves making recommendation on how knowledge gaps should be filled and providing advice to policy and decision makers.   This involves working with a wide and diverse network of data and information providers, policy makers and end users, with varying needs. It further involves devising solutions to barriers and recommending how they might be overcome through new research, strategies and proposals for implementation. It further involves taking advantage of any opportunities that might arise.