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News | Wednesday, 20 April 2016

G-Science Academies call for actions on brain science, disaster resilience, and future scientists

G-Science Academies call for actions on brain science, disaster resilience, and future scientists

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The G-Science Academies delivered three statements for discussion during the G7 summit at Ise Shima in May 2016 to their respective heads of government. This year’s G-Science Academies Meeting, which was hosted by Science Council of Japan, was convened on the 18th and 19th of February in Tokyo.

Science Council of Japan invited the science academies of 13 countries and the regional science academy of Africa to work together to provide coordinated science-based input to three important global challenges: “Understanding, protecting, and developing global brain resources”, “Strengthening disaster resilience is essential to sustainable development”, and “Nurturing future scientists”. These challenges are faced by all countries, and are addressed by global, regional, and national organizations. Discussions over the three themes were highly intensive, in a fruitful manner.

Furthermore, in the meeting of February, a follow-up to the joint statements recommended toward last year’s G7 Summit held in Schloss Elmau, Germany, was conducted. The papers on antibiotic resistance, neglected and poverty-related diseases, and the future of the ocean were drawn up in 2015 by the seven national academies under the aegis of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

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