Under the Leopoldina's leadership the G7 academies prepared statements on three topics: resistance to antibiotics, tropical diseases, and the future of the world’s oceans. These statements were sent to the heads of government in the run-up to the G7 summit at Schloss Elmau on 7 and 8 June 2015.
What antibiotics will be able to effectively treat infectious diseases in the future? How can we better combat diseases that predominantly afflict people in the world’s poorest regions? What measures could provide sustainable solutions for the use and protection of our oceans? These are the questions addressed by the science academies of the G7 nations.
Their statements were handed over to Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel on 29 April 2015 during a dialogue forum and published. Then, alongside the academies of the states Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, Canada and the United States science academies from Russia, India and Africa contributed to the discussions.