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Science Academies submit three statements for G7 Summit

How can biodiversity decline be reversed, how can greenhouse gas emissions be reduced to net zero, and how can health data be internationally shared and used in compliance with data protection regulations in the event of a crisis? The Science Academies of the G7 nations - which includes the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina - have published three statements on these questions today.

The Academies call on the governments to address these issues at this year's G7 Summit in Cornwall/United Kingdom (UK) in June and outline possible courses of action. The statements were prepared under the leadership of the UK’s Royal Society and with the participation of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

“Preserving biodiversity, meeting climate targets, and the safe use of health data in case of a pandemic are three highly topical challenges that we must address through international cooperation if we are to have any chance for success,” says Prof. (ETHZ) Dr. Gerald Haug, President of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. “It is very important that the G7 Academies have also addressed the issue of net zero emissions in their deliberations for this year's G7 Summit. The path to climate neutrality is shorter than many people think. However, steps must be taken promptly and consistently,” Haug continues.

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