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Horizon 2020 climate target being missed due to ‘other priorities’

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European Commission hints that successor programme’s climate target could also be missed

The EU’s Horizon 2020 R&D programme is missing its target to allocate 35 per cent of its funding to climate-related activities in part because “different priorities have arisen”, such as “digitalisation, including cybersecurity”, the European Commission has said.

The same target has been agreed for the 2021-27 R&D programme, Horizon Europe, but the Commission hinted to the European Parliament’s Budgetary Control committee that this could also be missed.

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