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Environmental sustainability in basic research: a perspective from HECAP+

by Liel Glaser, Sustainable HECAP+ Initiative: Shankha Banerjee, Thomas Y. Chen, Claire David, Michael Düren, Harold Erbin, Jacopo Ghiglieri, Mandeep S. S. Gill, Christian Gütschow, Jack Joseph Hall, Johannes Hampp, Patrick Koppenburg, Matthias Koschnitzke, Kristin Lohwasser, Rakhi Mahbubani, Viraf Mehta, Peter Millington, Ayan Paul, Frauke Poblotzki, Karolos Potamianos, Nikolina Šarčević, Rajeev Singh, Hannah Wakeling, Rodney Walker, Matthijs van der Wild, Pia Zurita






The climate crisis and the degradation of the world's ecosystems require humanity to take immediate action. The international scientific community has a responsibility to limit the negative environmental impacts of basic research. The HECAP+ communities (High Energy Physics, Cosmology, Astroparticle Physics, and Hadron and Nuclear Physics) make use of common and similar experimental infrastructure, such as accelerators and observatories, and rely similarly on the processing of big data.


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