The FACCE ERA-GAS Consortium kick-off meeting took place in Dublin on 29 September 2016 and was organised by Teagasc, and chaired by Frank O’Mara, the project coordinator. The ERA-NET Consortium “Monitoring & Mitigation of Greenhouse gases from Agri- and Silvi-culture” (ERA-GAS), under the umbrella of FACCE-JPI, has been designed to strengthen the transnational coordination of research programmes and provide added value to research and innovation on greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation in the European Research Area. ERA-GAS officially started on the 1st of May 2016 and this kick-off meeting served as the first General Assembly of the consortium to personally meet the participating partners and to update the consortium members on progress to date, and future plans and to discuss the communication strategy and additional activities of the project. 19 people representing European and New Zealand funding and research performing institutions attended the meeting. The consortium of ERA-GAS consists of 19 partner organisations from 13 different states.