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    Ireland’s Climate Change Assessment. Synthesis report

    Thorne, Peter and Boucher, Jean and Caulfield, Brian and Daly, Hannah and Deane, Paul and Gallagher, Danielle and Heaphy, Liam and McClean, Deirdre and McDonagh, Shane and McElwain, Jennifer and McGookin, Connor and Menon, Abhay and Murphy, Conor and Nolan, Paul and Noone, Clare and O'Brien, Enda and O'Gallachoir, Brian and O'Mahony, Tadhg and O'Riordan, Tim and Quinn, Tara and Stefaniec, Agnieszka and Torney, Diarmuid (2023) Ireland’s Climate Change Assessment. Synthesis report. Technical Report. Environmental Protection Agency Ireland (EPA), Johnstown Castle , Co Wexford.

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    This is the first Ireland’s Climate Change Assessment (ICCA) and is a major contribution to the national dialogue and engagement on climate change. It tells us what is known about climate change and Ireland. It also provides key insights on gaps in our knowledge. The development of ICCA was modelled on the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Sixth Assessment Cycle, completed in 2023, with the use of and localisation of its information for Ireland. ICCA will support the national response to climate change, ensuring that it is informed by the best available science. It also points to how and where that science can be improved through further investments in innovation, in research and in systematic observations. These collectively form the essential backbone of the science and data required to understand how Ireland is being impacted by and responding to the climate change challenge. The full Assessment has been developed through a co-creation process between leading academics in Ireland and officials from across state agencies and government departments. Funding was provided by the Environmental Protection Agency, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland and Department of Transport. The process was collaborative, involving mutual development and agreement of the scope, preparation and review of drafts, wider stakeholder consultation through a series of workshops and meetings, and a detailed signoff process. The report is presented in a series of four thematic volumes accompanied by an overarching synthesis report. Volume 1 Climate Science: Ireland in a Changing World, Volume 2 Achieving Climate Neutrality by 2050, Volume 3 Being Prepared for Ireland's Future Climate and Volume 4 Realising the Benefits of Transition and Transformation. Each volume is accompanied by a summary of policy makers. The synthesis report provides an integrated overview of all four volumes.

    Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
    Keywords: Ireland’s Climate Change Assessment; ICCA; climate change impacts; assessment;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units, ICARUS
    Item ID: 18706
    Identification Number: 978-1-80009-143-6
    Depositing User: Corinne Voces
    Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2024 15:52
    Publisher: Environmental Protection Agency Ireland (EPA)
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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