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Strategic Reviews


Since we cannot experimentally address all the sectors that have been identified as important in affecting Irish biodiversity (in the NDP and BKP) in the work packages 1 to 3 , we address the impacts of remaining sectors using a desk-based approach. In some cases, we update existing reviews in the light of recent developments in the industry and new insight into environmental impacts and mitigation strategy. In others, we conduct state-of-the-art in-depth reviews, covering the broad scope of sectors (e.g. tourism, sustainable energy generation, waste management etc.). We collate and review existing information and assess its relevance to the Irish context. Importantly, we bring together researchers, policymakers, managers, international experts and stakeholders to discuss and agree a set of recommendations for future research to address any key gaps identified.

grazing cattleObjectives

The aim of this WP is to conduct strategic reviews of several sectors and their impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services, to engage with stakeholders and produce recommendations for mitigation of impacts and management. The specific objectives of this WP are:

  • Complete strategic reviews of the actual and potential impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning and services of the following sectors:
    1. Agriculture
    2. Industry, services and energy generation
    3. aquacultureTransport
    4. Fisheries and aquaculture
    5. Households
    6. Tourism
  • Engage with bodies responsible for policy-making and management in relation to these sectors to agree a strategic agenda for research to underpin Irish environmental policy and biological resource management
  • Produce recommendations for management and mitigation of impacts.

miscanthusTo download the final reviews click on the sector below

  • Bioenergy Crops
  • Road Landscaping
  • Aquaculture
  • Marine Pollution
  • Wind Energy
  • Economic Opportunities

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