On 9 June 2022, 17 cleantech investors and NGOs signed an open letter to prioritise climate and energy security in Horizon Europe.
Research and Innovation (“R&I”) has been at the heart of the European project and collaboration since 1984. Horizon Europe is the EU’s flagship R&I funding programme and with its budget of €95.5 billion, it remains a critical yet scarce resource to tackle climate change, and to respond to the changing geopolitical situation.
The 35 % of Horizon Europe that has been earmarked for climate objectives is more necessary than ever. The undersigned organisations urge the Commission to:
- Support your proposal to increase the transparency of this 35% commitment
- Prioritize and include new topics in the 2023-24 work programme, making sure we support the research and develop the technologies we need for energy security and climate neutrality
Read the full letter here.