Climate Change

What is Climate Change?

 Climate change requires a comprehensive approach encompassing both mitigation and adaptation strategies. This involves addressing the impact on sectors like agriculture and forestry, which are heavily influenced by changing weather patterns. In addition to a plan for mitigating climate change, there is a specific focus from the Department of Agriculture, Food, and Marine (DAFM) on adaptation measures to ensure resilience in the face of climate-related challenges. The goal is to safeguard the sustainability of food production, while acknowledging the necessity of adapting to ongoing and future climate changes driven by historical carbon dioxide emissions. The use of both mitigation and adaptation plans is key to a holistic strategy for combating climate change and is embedded in the goals of Ireland’s CAP Strategic Plan.

1. Interconnected Nature of Mitigation and Adaptation

Highlighting that a successful climate strategy involves not only reducing emissions (mitigation) but also actively preparing for and responding to the impacts of climate change (adaptation). This underscores the need for a balanced and integrated approach.

2. Innovation and Research for Sustainable Solutions

Climate change poses evolving challenges, and a commitment to continuous innovation and research is crucial for identifying and implementing effective strategies. This forward-looking perspective ensures that mitigation and adaptation plans remain adaptive and resilient to changing environmental conditions.

3. Community Engagement and Awareness

Addressing climate change requires collective efforts and awareness at all levels of society. Engaging communities and fostering a greater understanding of climate issues can enhance the effectiveness of both mitigation and adaptation measures.

Within Ireland’s CAP Strategic Plan, specific schemes related to climate change include:

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The Power of Collaboration for Water Quality Improvement

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Protecting The Soil To Protect The Future

Protecting The Soil To Protect The Future

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The Healing Power of Organic Food

The Healing Power of Organic Food

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