CESAER, EUA and Science Europe support amendment of Do No Significant Harm principle

We welcome the concept behind the Do No Significant Harm (DNSH) principle, underline our full commitment to the green transition, and support amendment 165 proposed by European Parliament.
24th April 2023
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BRUSSELS, 24 April 2023

CESAER, EUA and Science Europe:

  1. Welcome the concept behind the Do No Significant Harm (DNSH) principle, and underline our full commitment to the green transition;
  2. Underline that the implementation of the DNSH principle should not be counterproductive and weaken the contribution of the R&I community to sustainability and green objectives;
  3. Support amendment 165 proposed in European Parliament stating: (d) programmes and activities shall, where feasible, appropriate and proportionate, in accordance with the relevant sector-specific rule, be implemented to achieve their set objectives without doing significant harm to the environmental objectives of climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, the sustainable use and protection of water and marine resources, the transition to a circular economy, pollution prevention and control and the protection and restoration of biodiversity and ecosystems, as set out in Article 9 of Regulation (EU) 2020/852 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

CESAER position

  • CESAER position dated 19 October 2022 'Provide clarity on DNSH to boost contributions of science & technology'

For more information, please contact Secretary General Mattias Björnmalm.

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