Research into sustainability to benefit from €2m fund, EPA announces
Agency says 10 funded projects will help ‘credible environmental decision-making’
Micheál O’Dwyer and Laura Burke of the Environmental Protection Agency. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
Almost €2 million will be made available to Irish researchers to study innovative ways to sustain the environment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said.
The research is to address pressures on Ireland’s environment and suggest solutions on more efficient uses of resources.
“The outputs from many of these projects will provide the foundation and evidence base for credible environmental decision-making,” she said.
Brian Donlon, research manager for the EPA, said all the research projects, which will be complete in 12-18 months, were important for Ireland to comply with the protocols and regulations agreed with the EU and United Nations.