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International Policy Reports

Decarbonisation of the Health Sector: A Commentary by EASAC and FEAM

20 April 2021

This Commentary by EASAC and FEAM emphasises the responsibility of the health sector to reduce its own GHG emissions, and work with other sectors to accelerate decarbonization of the wider economy.

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Reducing the impact of COVID-19 on inequalities in higher education: A call for action to the international community

19 March 2021

The InterAcademy Partnership and the Global Young Academy lay out recommendations to mitigate the harms of COVID-19 and seize on the opportunities to improve higher education systems around the world

IAP and GYA Download

A Royal Irish Academy Discussion Paper on Science Advice in Ireland and Europe

14 May 2020

This discussion document arises from a workshop held at the Royal Irish Academy on 11 February 2020 with the support of SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies)

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Bonn Declaration on Freedom of Scientific Research

06 January 2021

The Royal Irish Academy welcomes Bonn Declaration on Freedom of Scientific Research which strengthens the protection of academic freedom in Europe

Adopted at the Ministerial Conference on the European Research Area Download

Royal Irish Academy-Royal Society of Edinburgh-Learned Society of Wales-Foundation for Science and Technology Roundtable Report on the UK R&D roadmap and R&D in the devolved nations

10 November 2020

Unattributed summary of a roundtable organised by the Foundation for Science and Technology with the Celtic Academies Alliance (RIA-RSE-LSW).

RIA-RSE-LSW Download

EASAC Commentary: Hydrogen and synthetic fuels

29 September 2020

No climate benefit from hydrogen unless EU stops subsidies for fossil fuels

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IAP Communiqué on the Development and Distribution of Vaccines against COVID-19

08 September 2020

Cutting corners int the race for a COVID-19 vaccine, anti-vaxxers, and vaccine nationalism are all a public health threat

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IAP Statement: A Call to Action: Furthering the fight against falsified and substandard medical products

03 September 2020

Fake vaccines, medicines, and other medical products can kill you, says world academies network

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Hazard Definition and Classification Review: Technical Report

03 August 2020

Supported by the Integrated Research for Disaster Risk programme of the International Science Council, a dedicated working group has developed a detailed report that includes targeted recommendations.

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ALLEA urges European Parliament to protect Horizon Europe from budget cuts

24 July 2020

A new statement by the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities on research and innovation funding

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International Science Council Annual Report 2019

22 July 2020

In 2019 the Council launched an Action Plan for the next few years, developed new initiatives and consolidated existing activities and partnerships. The 2019 Annual Report has now been published.

International Science Council Annual Report Download

Global Green Recovery After COVID-19: Using scientific advice to ensure social equity, planetary and human health, and economic benefits

07 July 2020

The InterAcademy Partnership is urging world leaders to focus on a green recovery when planning for economic activity after the pandemic.

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A snapshot of Climate Change Education Initiatives in Europe: Initial findings and implications for future Climate Change Education

27 May 2020

According to the ALLEA report, more of a focus is needed on mitigation, adaptation, and climate justice

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ALLEA Activities Report May 2019 – April 2020

04 June 2020

This report compiles a summary of ALLEA’s activities from May 2019 to April 2020

ALLEA Download

Challenges and potential in regenerative medicine

02 June 2020

The European Academies of Science (EASAC) and Medicine (FEAM) call upon European lawmakers to protect biomedical science from false claims

EASAC and FEAM Download

How can science help to guide the European Union’s green recovery after COVID-19?

27 May 2020

 EASAC commentary discusses how science can help to guide the European Union’s green recovery after COVID-19

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Joint ALLEA-FEAM Statement on Migration and Health

04 May 2020

EU and national authorities need to act now to support the health of migrants, according to European academy networks ALLEA and FEAM.

ALLEA and FEAM Download

A Sustainable Food System for the European Union

09 April 2020

Food lies at the heart of our lives but our food system is unsustainable. How can we ensure future food security without treating people unfairly or leaving them behind?

SAPEA Download

Towards implementing the European Open Science Cloud – IPR and other strategic considerations

31 March 2020

ALLEA welcomes the progress of the European Open Science Cloud and highlights its great potential to accelerate the transition towards open science

ALLEA Download

Call for Global Solidarity on COVID-19 Pandemic

30 March 2020

The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) is urging countries to collaborate, use and share science-based information, and help the developing world.

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Infectious diseases and the future: policies for Europe

01 October 2011

A non-technical summary of an EASAC report, European Public Health and Innovation Policy for Infectious Disease: The View from EASAC.

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Packaging plastics in the circular economy

11 March 2020

This report shows that fundamental and systemic reforms are required along the whole value chain, in order to slow and reverse damage to the environment, biodiversity and risks to human health.

EASAC Download

EASAC Commentary: The regulation of genome-edited plants in the European Union

04 March 2020

The current EU rules on genetically modified organisms (GMO) are not fit for purpose anymore, leading scientists warn in a newly released EASAC commentary.

EASAC Download

Sustainable and FAIR Data Sharing in the Humanities

18 February 2020

This report provides key recommendations to make digital data in the humanities “Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable”, in line with the FAIR principles. .

ALLEA Download

The Need for Intellectual Property Rights Strategies at Academic Institutions

11 November 2019

A statement produced by ALLEA’s Permanent Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights, which comprises experts from various disciplines and from academies across Europe.

ALLEA (Permanent Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights) Download