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Climate action, pandemic preparedness and One Health: Science academies present statements for G7 summit

Meeting Announcement


At the Science7 Dialogue Forum in Berlin/Germany on Tuesday, 31 May, the science academies of the G7 states will publish science-based statements on topics on this year's agenda of the G7 summit at Schloss Elmau/Germany. Key topics of the statements prepared under the leadership of the Leopoldina are the effects of climate change on polar regions and ocean, measures for decarbonisation, the development of antiviral drugs for pandemic preparedness and the need for a One Health approach to address zoonoses and antimicrobial resistance.

Representatives of the national science academies will hand over the statements to the German government during the Science7 Dialogue Forum. Media representatives are invited to attend the event and the associated science conference. Prior registration is required – see below.

Science7 Dialogue Forum 2022
Tuesday, 31 May 2022, 10:00am to 5:30pm (CEST)
Museum for Communication Berlin
Leipziger Straße 16, 10117 Berlin/Germany

At the Science7 Dialogue Forum, the topics of the statements will be discussed with national and international experts and the general public. Speakers at the science conference include President of the Leopoldina Prof. (ETHZ) Dr. Gerald Haug, Leopoldina member Prof. Dr. Peter Piot, Handa Professor of Global Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine/UK and Chief Scientific Advisor Epidemics to the European Commission, Prof. Dr. Thomas C. Mettenleiter, President of the Friedrich‐Loeffler‐Institute and Co‐Chair of the international One Health High‐Level Expert Panel, and Prof. Dr. Sandra Ciesek, Director of the Institute of Medical Virology at University Hospital Frankfurt am Main/Germany.

The future of international science-based policy advice to address multilateral challenges will be discussed by Nobel Laureate in Physics Prof. Dr. Takaaki Kajita, President of the Science Council of Japan, Prof. Dr. Satryo Soemantri Brodjonegoro, President of the National Academy of Sciences of Indonesia, Prof. Dr. Anatoly Zagorodny, President of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and President of the Leopoldina Gerald Haug.

The recommendations of the science academies of the G7 states will inform the deliberations of the heads of state and government during the G7 summit at Schloss Elmau from Sunday, 26 June to Tuesday, 28 June. For more than 15 years, the science academies of the G7 states have been publishing joint statements on selected topics on the summit agenda. As German National Academy of Sciences, the Leopoldina has been officially mandated by the German government to lead the science-based policy advice for the summit – the Science7 process – as part of the German G7 presidency. The Leopoldina last had this role in 2015.

Prior registration via is required by Friday, 27 May. Interviews with the scientific authors of the statements can be arranged on Tuesday, 31 May, between 8:45am and 9:45am and between 12:00pm and 1:15pm. Interview preferences should be communicated in advance when registering for the event.

Media representatives should use the designated press entrance on Mauerstraße 69–75, 10117 Berlin/Germany.

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About the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina:
As the German National Academy of Sciences, the Leopoldina provides independent science-based policy advice on matters relevant to society. To this end, the Academy develops interdisciplinary statements based on scientific findings. In these publications, options for action are outlined; making decisions, however, is the responsibility of democratically legitimised politicians. The experts who prepare the statements work in a voluntary and unbiased manner. The Leopoldina represents the German scientific community in the international academy dialogue. This includes advising the annual summits of heads of state and government of the G7 and G20 countries. With 1,600 members from more than 30 countries, the Leopoldina combines expertise from almost all research areas. Founded in 1652, it was appointed the National Academy of Sciences of Germany in 2008. The Leopoldina is committed to the common good.

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