Climate Action & Sustainability Reporting

Institute of Public Administration - IPA

Climate Action & Sustainability Reporting

Accreditation: National University of Ireland
Place on NFQ: Level 9 (Special Purpose Award).

This one-year, part-time programme responds to the fact that public servants, at all levels and in all sectors, urgently require significant education and training in climate- and sustainabilityrelated matters if Ireland is to meet relevant national and international goals. Addressing both the theory and practice of climate action and sustainability, it introduces the key concepts, facts, and challenges that need to be understood by public servants as they lead Ireland’s transition to an environmentally sustainable and climate-neutral economy.

This programme will provide public servants with some of the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to effectively contribute to climate action and sustainability efforts. Graduates will also be in a position to help their organisations comply with potentially onerous reporting requirements in the most efficient and effective ways. Addressing topics set to dominate many aspects of public life, the programme will furnish public servants with an in-depth and practical understanding of what the Irish state has set itself to do around climate and sustainability and of how sectors and organisations will report their activities in local, national, and international contexts.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Applicants must have a primary degree or equivalent qualification.

Application dates

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Download the programme application form and complete it in full.

Email that form, along with all the items below, to, with the subject heading: Application for: Name of Programme. The items below must be scanned and included as attachments in the email:

A passport-type photograph.
A scan of your degree or relevant qualification.
The semester fee OR a letter from your employer confirming that fees will be paid directly to the IPA.

Places on the programmes are limited and demand for places is likely to exceed the number available. Consequently, you are strongly advised to apply as early as possible.


One academic year.

Delivery Method
Students attend a number of day-long seminars/webinars. Between these events, they study a range of online resources, including bespoke video lectures and specially chosen readings.

More details
  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Daytime,Blended

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