The main purpose of the German National Academy of Sciences is to advise society and policymaking on scientific and economic issues. Based on the wide-ranging competence of its members, the Leopoldina authors written statements on fundamental developments and pressing issues of society.
Early recognition of important scientific developments which are likely to become relevant in the near future, thus providing analysis and recommendations early on, is another important aspect of the Academy’s work. In cooperation with other National Academies, the Leopoldina also accompanies the G7 and G20 summit meetings of the Heads of State and government by addressing important questions scientifically and introducing them as recommendations to the negotiation process. In 2017, Chancellor Angela Merkel received the recommendations for the G20 summit.
Handover of the G20 statement to Chancellor Angela Merkel on 22 March 2017