Climate action, pandemic preparedness and One

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

Representatives of the national science academies will deliver the statements to the German government at the Science7 dialogue forum. Media representatives are invited to attend the event and the associated scientific conference. Advance registration is required – see below.

Science7 Dialogue Forum 2022
Tuesday, May 31, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (CEST)
Berlin Museum of Communication
Leipziger Straße 16, 10117 Berlin/Germany

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

The future of science-based international policy advice to address multilateral challenges will be discussed by Nobel Laureate in Physics, Professor Dr Takaaki Kajita, Chairman of the Science Council of Japan, Professor 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.

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

Pre-registration via [email protected] is compulsory before Friday 27 May. Interviews with the scientific authors of the statements may be organized on Tuesday, May 31, between 8:45 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. and between 12:00 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. Interview preferences must be communicated in advance when registering for the event.

Media representatives should use the dedicated press entrance at 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 issues relevant to society. To this end, the Academy develops interdisciplinary statements based on scientific findings. In these publications, options for action are described; making decisions, however, is the responsibility of democratically legitimized politicians. The experts who prepare the statements work voluntarily and impartially. The Leopoldina represents the German scientific community in international academic dialogue. This includes advising at 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 areas of research. Founded in 1652, it was named the German National Academy of Sciences in 2008. The Leopoldina is committed to the common good.

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