Ireland Case study - Green, Low - Carbon, Agri-Environment Scheme - GLAS [Sep. 2019]


2015 - 2020

The scheme was designed through a participatory process involving different actors including farmers and nature conservationists, which ensured its actual environmental and climate benefits, but also its acceptability and practicability. The semi-flexible combination of different measures instead of a single-action compensation scheme ensures strong environmental benefits.


Policy Type: Subsidy based on cost incurred

  • Can easily be replicated by other countries
  • Scheme designed by a participatory process
  • Semi-flexible combination of different measures
  • Net-zero compatibility

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