Five agencies ShARE Programme

Shared Agencies Regulatory Evidence Programme

ShARE is a flexible framework for research and evidence collaboration between the five environment agencies of the UK and Ireland.

The programme helps in delivering evidence to underpin environmental regulation, maximise benefits from funding and resources invested.

Research Areas:

  • The impact of regulated industry activities on the environment
  • Understand the effectiveness of interventions
  • Horizon scanning – emerging technologies, markets, policy and legislation (anticipating issues and opportunities)
  • Understanding how environmental regulators can enable sustainable economic growth
  • Provide evidence to advise government and others on the likely success of policy and regulatory options


Evidence to address common regulatory and environmental management problems is produced in a coordinated way, maximising impact whilst minimising costs. We make best use of ‘national experts’ across the partners, and have better influence over third party research funding streams.

ShARE contacts:

EA (Small)

Environment Agency


NIEA (Small)



Northern Ireland Environment Agency


Natural Resources Wales (Small) 

Natural Resources Wales 

SEPA (Small)

Scottish Environment Protection Agency



Environmental Protection Agency