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Agriculture, Forest and Seafood Climate Change Sectoral Adaptation Plan

Ireland’s first Statutory National Adaptation Framework (NAF) was published in 2018 and sets out the national strategy to reduce the vulnerability of the country to the negative effects of climate change and to avail of any positive impacts. Twelve key sectors are required to prepare sectoral adaptation plans under the NAF. The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is responsible for three of these sectors – Agriculture, Forest and Seafood. 

The Agriculture, Forest and Seafood Climate Change Sectoral Adaptation Plan sets out the projected changes in climate focussing on those identified as most likely to impact the agriculture, forest and seafood sector. Priority risks and possible consequences have also been identified and listed. 

The overarching objectives of the Plan are to:

  1. Ensure a joined-up approach to adaptation planning in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
  2. Raise awareness of the impacts of climate change in the agriculture, forest and seafood sector
  3. Reduce vulnerability of the agriculture, forest and seafood sector to main climate impacts and seek to increase resilience
  4. Embed adaptation planning in agriculture, forest and seafood sectoral policies

A range of adaptation actions have been included in the Plan to deliver on the above objectives.

Agriculture, Forest and Seafood Climate Change Sectoral Adaptation Plan Submissions Received

Associated Documents

Response to submission from the Climate Change Advisory Council and to submission from the Environmental Protection Agency

Response to submissions received from public consultation