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National Academies of Sciences address recommendations on protecting the oceans to the G20 countries

Representatives from the national academies of sciences of the G20 countries handed over recommendations to the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe in Tokyo, Japan, for later consultation at this year’s G20 summit. The statement with recommendations for improving marine conservation was jointly drafted by the G20 National Academies of Sciences under the leadership of the Science Council of Japan. The G20 summit will take place on 28 and 29 June in Osaka, Japan.

The summit meeting of the heads of state and government of the 20 most important developed and newly industrialised countries (G20) taking place in Osaka is the third to involve scientists through the specially dedicated dialogue forum Science20. The G20 summits began drawing on expert scientific advice in 2017 under Germany’s G20 Presidency. It was then that the G20 National Academies of Sciences produced their first recommendations – for improved global health care provision – under the leadership of the Leopoldina. For more than 10 years now, the G7 summits have also drawn on the expertise of the national academies of sciences.

“I am pleased that scientists have now had the opportunity to contribute a topic to preparations for the G20 summit for the third time,” said Prof. Jörg Hacker, President of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, which represented Germany in the drafting of the recommendations. “A joint declaration drawn up for the heads of state and government by national academies of sciences from 20 countries gives the urgent issue of marine conservation the emphasis it deserves,” Hacker continued.

Source: Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina/ IDW Nachrichten Editor by Mirjam Buse, VDI TZ GmbH Countries / organization: Japan Global Topic: Geosciences Strategic Issues and Framework Environment & Sustainability

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