What We Do

Climate NI brings together members from a range of key sectors to share best practice and enable positive action to address the impacts of a changing climate.

By acting as a primary point of contact within Northern Ireland for all aspects of climate change, Climate Northern Ireland promotes a more coordinated and coherent approach that adds value to the work of our members.

Vision and Mission Statement

“Climate Northern Ireland is a cross-sectoral partnership devoted to understanding and enabling adaptation and mitigation actions in Northern Ireland that can address the climate emergency.”

VISION: A dynamic region resilient to the impacts of climate change and driven by a vibrant low–carbon economy that values the people and the environment of Northern Ireland, benefitting current and future generations.

MISSION: Climate Northern Ireland will increase understanding of the impacts of climate change in Northern Ireland and enable action to address climate change across all sectors of society.


Aims and Objectives:

1. Increase co-ordination and awareness on climate change through partnership and clear communication.

2. Support development and implementation of climate policy by enabling the exchange of expertise and advice between Government departments, public bodies, and civil society.

3. Engage the research community to help define and address evidence needs for climate policy and action.

4. Enable delivery of climate action in Northern Ireland by addressing barriers and building capacity at local, regional, and national levels.


Climate Northern Ireland Work Programme 2021–2023

Climate NI have summarised the 4 areas of the work programme for 2021–2023 alongside some of the key objectives.

View the Summary Climate NI Work Programme here.



Climate Northern Ireland is funded by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) to raise awareness of and support climate change policy development through stakeholder engagement.

Beyond the core Climate NI contract, the Climate NI team are involved in a variety of complementary projects with a range of different funders which are covered in the Projects Section.