National science academies of the G7 states publish joint statement on the war in Ukraine

The national science academies of the G7 states publish a joint statement on Russia's attack on Ukraine.

The science academies have been accompanying the annual meetings of the G7 states for more than 15 years. In the run-up to each summit, they address scientific agenda-related issues that require multilateral action. This year, the Leopoldina, as the National Academy, is officially mandated to lead the Science7 process as part of the German G7 Presidency.

The statement can be accessed here: www.leopoldina.org/en/science7-ukraine

Information on the G7 policy advice of the science academies can be found at: www.leopoldina.org/en/international/g7-and-g20-policy-advice/

The academies of the G7 states are: Académie des sciences, The Royal Society, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Science Council of Japan, The Royal Society of Canada, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

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 legitimized 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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