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The DNSH principle within the PNRR

The National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) presents a comprehensive package of reforms and investments designed to facilitate access to the financial resources allocated by the European Union through the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), part of the Next Generation EU (NGEU) post-pandemic recovery strategy.

The plan has made a large amount of funds available, totalling EUR 191.5 billion, that will be disbursed from 2021 to 2026, and proposes innovative financial relations between the European Union and member states.

The final structure of the plan includes 48 projects, grouped into 16 components (C), which in turn fall under six macro-missions (M).

The Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF Regulation EU 241/2021) stipulates that all measures within the PNRR must fulfil the principle of “doing no significant damage to the six environmental objectives” identified in the Paris Agreement (European Green Deal).

This constraint translates into an assessment of compliance with the principle defined as “Do No Significant Harm” (DNSH) regarding the taxonomy system of eco-sustainable activities indicated in Article 17 of EU Regulation 2020/852.

Since the plan requires that all DNSH constraints associated with a given project are met, we can support you in assessing the feasibility of accessing PNRR funds and managing the six environmental objectives in regard to your project.