On 31 March 2021, Science Academies of the group of seven (G7) nations issued three joint statements to their respective governments, to advise the G-7 process and to inform ongoing policymaking and public discussion.
"A net zero climate-resilient future – science, technology and the solutions for change"
This Statement represents the Academies’ view on the need for the G7 countries to anticipate the risks associated with climate change, face the transition that this requires, carefully design, plan and accelerate action to reach net zero by 2050 or earlier. We invite those countries to deploy technologies and nature-based solutions that are available now and to invest in research and innovation to address the outstanding challenges. All nations of the world must work in partnership: science is a global endeavour and the last year, more than any other, has demonstrated the power of global science.
"Reversing biodiversity loss – the case for urgent action"
This statement represents the Academies’ view on the magnitude of biodiversity decline and the urgent action required to halt and reverse this trend. The Academies call on G7 nations to work collaboratively to integrate the multiple values of biodiversity into decision-making, and to pursue cross-sectoral solutions that address the biodiversity, climate and other linked crises in a coordinated manner.
"Data for international health emergencies: governance, operations and skills"
This Statement represents the Academies’ view on the need for the G7 countries to realise a better level of ‘data readiness’ for future health emergencies.