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MEPs seek clarity on Horizon Europe sustainability principle

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Questions remain about exact application of ‘do no significant harm’ to research proposals

Four MEPs have asked the European Commission to clarify how the ‘do no significant harm’ sustainability principle will be applied to proposals for the EU’s R&D programme, Horizon Europe.

The Commission has previously said the principle—covering harms to climate and biodiversity, among other areas—will be a non-binding requirement put on researchers to raise their awareness of their environmental impact.

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