The Environmental Protection Agency

Role in the project

The Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a statutorily independent State Agency which was established in 1993. The EPA has three main areas of operation covering regulation, advocacy and knowledge provision spanning air, water, circular economy and land cover.

The EPA are involved in the monitoring of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under Peatland and People. They will evaluate the impact of restoration work on reducing GHG emissions and returning peatlands to carbon storage systems. The EPA will deliver verified science which can be used to inform the carbon sequestration ambition of the project as well as national reporting under the Land Use, Land-use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) Regulation.