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National Adaptation Framework

National Adaptation Framework

Date: 01 Jan 0001

Consultation open on the review of the NAF

The National Adaptation Framework (NAF) specifies the national strategy for the application of adaptation measures in different sectors and by local authorities in their administrative areas in order to reduce the vulnerability of the State to the negative effects of climate change and to avail of any positive effects that may occur. 

The first NAF was approved by Government on 15 December 2017.  Under Section 5(1)(B) of the Climate Act, the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications must review the framework not less than once every five years after the date of approval by Government. There is, therefore, a requirement for the existing NAF to be reviewed by 15 December 2022.

The purpose of this public consultation is to invite views from stakeholders on the scope of the review of Ireland’s existing NAF which was published in January 2018.  Submissions made to this consultation will be considered to inform the recommendations to the Minister regarding the NAF that will guide national adaptation priorities over the coming years

The survey is divided into six sections under the following headings:
  • Information sources and climate information
  • National policy
  • Additional sectors and priorities
  • Integration and alignment
  • Adaptation research and knowledge gaps
  • General
Further information and the consultation document is available here.