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G-Science Academies' Joint Statements

Since 2005, the national science academies of G8/G7 and other relevant countries have met annually to develop policy recommendations to be delivered to the leaders of each country. The policy recommendations are finalized by the academies after the meeting and submitted to national leaders in the form of joint statements ahead of the G8/G7 Summit. In Japan, the joint statements are delivered by the SCJ president in person to the Prime Minister every year.

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Italy 2017

Ahead of the G7 summit at Taormina in Italy during May 26-27, 2017, the national science academies of the G7 countries finalized the G-Science Academies' Joint Statements on "Cultural heritage: building resilience to natural disasters", "The challenge of neurodegenerative diseases in an aging population", and "New economic growth: the role of science, technology, innovation and infrastructure" to deliver toward the leaders of the G7 summit countries. Professor Takashi Onishi, President of Science Council of Japan (SCJ) handed the Joint Statements in person to Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, on May 11, 2017.

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Japan 2016

Ahead of the G7 summit at Ise-Shima in Japan during May 26-27, 2016, national and regional science academies, including those from G7 countries, finalized the G-Science Academies' Joint Statements on “Understanding, Protecting, and Developing Global Brain Resources”, “Strengthening Disaster Resilience is Essential to Sustainable Development”, and “ Nurturing Future Scientists ” to deliver toward the leaders of the participant countries. Professor Takashi Onishi, President of Science Council of Japan (SCJ) handed the Joint Statements in person to Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, on April 19, 2016.

Summary note by Science Council of Japan:[PDF]

Reference: Tsukuba Communique(G7 Science and Technology Ministers' Meeting in Tsukuba, Ibaraki):http://www8.cao.go.jp/cstp/english/others/communique_en.html

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Germany 2015

Ahead of the G7 summit at Schloss Elmau in the Germany during June 7-8, 2015, the national science academies of G7 countries finalized the G-Science Academies' Joint Statements on “Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance: Threats and Necessary Actions”, “Neglected Tropical Diseases”, and “Future of the Ocean: Impact of human activities on marine systems” to deliver toward the leaders of the G7 Summit countries. Professor Takashi Onishi, President of Science Council of Japan (SCJ) handed the Joint Statements in person to Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, on May 7, 2015

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UK 2013 (The G-Science Meeting was held in India)

Ahead of the G8 Lough Erne Summit to be held in the United Kingdom during June 17-18, 2013, the national science academies of G8 and other relevant countries finalized the G-Science Academies' Joint Statements on "Driving Sustainable Development: the role of Science, Technology and Innovation" and "Drug Resistance in Infectious Agents - A Global Threat to Humanity" to deliver toward the leaders of the G8 Summit countries. Professor Takashi Onishi, President of Science Council of Japan (SCJ) handed the Joint Statements in person to Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, on May 29, 2013.

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US 2012

Ahead of the G8 Camp David Summit to be held in the United States during May 18-19, 2012, the science academies of the G-Science member countries finalized the Joint Statements on "Building Resilience to Disasters of Natural and Technological Origin" , "Energy and Water Linkage: Challenge to a Sustainable Future" and "Improving Knowledge of Emissions and Sinks of Greenhouse Gases" to deliver toward the leaders of the G8 Summit countries. Professor Takashi Onishi, President of the Science Council of Japan (SCJ) handed the joint-statements in person to Mr. Yoshihiko Noda, Prime Minister of Japan, on May 10, 2012.

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France 2011

Ahead of the G8 Deauville Summit to be held in France during May 26-27, 2011, the science academies of the G8+ member countries finalized the Joint G8+ Science Academies' Statements on "Education for a Science-Based Global Development" and "Water and Health" to deliver toward the leaders of the G8 Summit countries. Professor Ichiro Kanazawa, President of Science Council of Japan (SCJ) handed the joint-statements in person to Mr. Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan, on May 20, 2011.

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Canada 2010

Ahead of the G8 Muskoka Summit to be held in Canada during June 25-26, 2010, the science academies of the G8 member countries finalized the Joint G8 Science Academies' Statements on "Health of Women and Children" and "Innovation for Development" to deliver toward the leaders of the G8 Summit countries. Professor Ichiro Kanazawa, President of Science Council of Japan (SCJ) handed the joint-statements in person to Mr. Yukio Hatoyama, Prime Minister of Japan, on May 27, 2010.

Italy 2009

Ahead of the G8 L'Aquila Summit to be held in Italy during July 8-10, 2009, the science academies of the G8 member nations and the 5 countries (Brazil, China, India, Mexico and the South Africa) finalized the G8+5 Academies' joint-statement on "Climate changes and the transformation of energy technologies for a low carbon future" to deliver toward the leaders of the G8 Summit member countries. Professor Ichiro Kanazawa, President of SCJ, handed the joint-statement to Mr. Taro Aso, Prime Minister of Japan, on June 11, 2009, followed by the official announcement of the joint-statement in the nations worldwide on the same day.

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Tokyo 2008

During March 17 and 18, the G8 Academies' Meeting was held in Tokyo. In the meeting, the representatives from the academies of 13 countries (including those of G8) and the relevant organization were participated. From SCJ, the host academy for this year, Prof. Ichiro Kanazawa (President), Prof. Hideaki Karaki (Chairperson of Subcommittee for the G8 Academies' Meeting) and many other relevant members took part. In the meeting, various discussions were made for the two themes ("Climate Change" and "Global Health") of the draft joint-statements. After the refinement process during the meeting, the joint-statements is scheduled for fine adjustment based on further comments from the academies and then for submission to the leaders of the relevant governments before the G8 Summit Meeting. On the last day of the meeting, a remark was made by the delegate from the academy of Italy (Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei) to express the intension to host the meeting next year, with which the participants from the other academies were all in agreement.

Joint Science Academies' Statement: Climate Change Adaptation and the Transition to a Low Carbon Society
Joint Science Academies' Statement: Global Health
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