Informing Policy

“Informing policy on the energy transition, climate action and the blue economy by increasing and improving the scientific evidence base for policy-makers.”

Informing policy on the energy transition, climate action, and the blue economy by increasing and improving the scientific evidence base for policy-makers.

Our researchers aim to provide the necessary evidence base to inform the development of key national and EU policies, support Government in the negotiation of policy at an EU-level, and inform the implementation of EU Directives and regulations. We work to build upon this capacity and expertise to assist Government in converting the policy goals into concrete actions and measures. Our research has helped to inform the All of Government Plan on Climate Action, the National Mitigation Plan, the National Adaptation Framework, and the Climate Dialogue, and the Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth strategy.

We continue to assist the Government in policy negotiations with the EU and in meeting requirements of EU Directives and regulations (e.g. Birds and Habitats Directives, Marine Strategy and Spatial Planning Directives and Renewable Energy Directives and Climate Action Regulations). We are working to expand our policy-focussed research and stakeholder engagement models to facilitate participatory action and involvement from civil society.  We strive to provide the necessary support and evidence base to inform policy on the Energy Transition, Climate Action, and the Blue Economy, by building on our unique capacity and established national and international policy support role.

Objective 1: Develop internal capacity to provide expanded and enriched policy-focussed research

Objective 2: Continue to inform National and International policy and practice with regard to the Energy Transition, Climate Action, and the Blue Economy

Objective 3: Engage with key stakeholder groups, including civil society and Government, to develop capacity and facilitate participatory action and training in key policy areas

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021.

This brief explores choices regarding Ireland’s first two carbon budgets that will be established under the proposed Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021.

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REPORT – Our Climate Neutral Future: Zeroby50

Report, welcomed by Minister Ryan, from MaREI and Wind Energy Ireland shows how Climate Bill can be delivered.


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Navigate

Focus on Brexit, Focus on Uncertainty: Climate Proofing Policy, Joined Up Approaches, Policy and Planning Coherency.

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DIIS

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CREDENCE

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CAPACITY

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SDGs4I

This research project is an 18 month project and focuses on SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals, and specifically 17.14: Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development.

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EirWind

EirWind is a MaREI Centre’s industry-led collaborative research project, co-designing the opportunity around the sustainable development of Ireland’s marine resources, using offshore wind as the catalyst for innovation and impact.

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Decarbonising Transport

Decarbonising Transport

Dr Hannah Daly, upon request from the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Climate Action, submitted comments concerning the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2020 and presented a series of recommendations and observations.

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REPORT – Our Climate Neutral Future: Zeroby50

The EAI published the ‘Our Zero e-Mission Future’ report in collaboration with MaREI, the SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine.

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