Irish Climate Policy Evaluation project

The Irish Climate Policy Evaluation project was funded by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency and carried out by Dr. Diarmuid Torney and Dr. Sabrina Dekker between 2018 and 2020.

Despite a clear need for regular monitoring and review of national climate change policies, both ex ante and ex post policy evaluation systems for climate change policy are underdeveloped across the EU. The central objectives of the Irish Climate Policy Evaluation (ICPE) project were to construct a climate change policy evaluation framework that builds upon but also extends the standard EU evaluation framework; and to undertake evaluations of climate change policies across all sectors using the framework, with a specific focus on key policies.

Project outputs

The project research was divided into five sectoral work packages. Our research findings are captured in the following sectoral studies and summarised in two-page policy briefs.


This project is funded under the EPA Research Programme 2014-2020. The EPA Research Programme is a Government of Ireland initiative funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. It is administered by the Environmental Protection Agency, which has the statutory function of co-ordinating and promoting environmental research.

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