The EPA is seeking proposals from the research community to help identify solutions to climate change and other emerging and complex environmental problems. Some of these calls have opportunities available for researchers to contribute to and work with the Peatlands and People project.

The call topic "Analysis of terrestrial GHG emissions and removals and wider impacts of land management and peatland restoration on Ireland’s Carbon and Nitrogen cycles" has three fellowships available:

  • Addressing Climate Change Evidence Needs 2021 Call Topic 1: Carbon Dioxide
  • Addressing Climate Change Evidence Needs 2021 Call Topic 2: Methane
  • Addressing Climate Change Evidence Needs 2021 Call Topic 3: Nitrous Oxide

The Peatlands and People project is working to restore peatlands in Ireland's midlands, alongside significant state investment in a large-scale project related to peatlands restoration. It is hoped that these investments help Ireland benefit from 26.8 million tonnes of land-based credits under the Effort Sharing Regulation for the period 2021-2030 commitment towards meeting our national 2030 targets. This allocation will only be available where independent scientific assessment and published peer reviewed evidence can demonstrate the success (in terms of emission reduction and enhanced removals/sequestration) for the rehabilitated/restored boglands.

The call closes on 14 July 2021.

For more information, see: http://www.epa.ie/researchandeducation/research/epafunding/researchcall2021/