International Policy Reports

Health Inequalities Research: New Methods, Better Insights?

15 November 2021

New scientific methods are helping to better understand health inequalities but investments in data infrastructures are required to make use of its full potential for informing policymaking.

ALLEA and FEAM Download

IAP Statement (2021) ‘Climate change and biodiversity- interlinkages and policy options’ – Relevance to Ireland

21 October 2021

This Briefing Paper by Yvonne Buckley MRIA discusses the latest IAP Statement on climate change and biodiversity and its relevance to Ireland

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IAP Statement on Climate Change and Biodiversity: Interlinkages and policy options

14 October 2021

This Statement highlights that climate and biodiversity policies are currently insufficiently connected and addressing climate change and biodiversity decline together is central to achieving the SDGs

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Celtic Academies Alliance response to the UK Review of Research Bureaucracy

13 October 2021

Working in partnership with the Learned Society of Wales (LSW) and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the RIA has responded to the UK independent review of research bureaucracy. 

Celtic Academies Alliance Download

Tackling the effect of climate change on health in the Mediterranean and surrounding regions

12 October 2021

This new report includes assessments from the region and recommendations for policy-makers and the scientific community 

IAP, EASAC, The Cyprus Institute Download

Key Messages from European Science Academies for UNFCCC COP26 and CBD COP15

24 August 2021

The urgency of the climate and biodiversity crises requires closer coordination between UNFCCC and CBD.

EASAC Download

IAP Statement on Regenerative Medicine

30 July 2021

This IAP Statement highlights medical opportunities in addressing the causes of disease and warns against the misuse of regenerative medicine technologies.

The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) Download

Celtic Academies Alliance Explainer

12 July 2021

Information on the National Academies of Scotland, Wales and the island of Ireland from the launch the Celtic Academies Alliance. 

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A Systemic Approach to the Energy Transition in Europe

29 June 2021

Energy transition needs to accelerate urgently, says EU’s Scientific Advice Mechanism

SAPEA Download

A Sea of Change: Europe’s future in the Atlantic realm

08 June 2021

A Sea of Change: Europe’s future in the Atlantic realm

EASAC Download

IAP Statement on Protection of Marine Environments

08 June 2021

World academies call for protection of marine environments

InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) Download

Decarbonisation of buildings: for climate, health and jobs

02 June 2021

With 25% of Europe’s greenhouse emissions coming from buildings, scientists suggest fundamental policy changes.

EASAC Download

Fact or Fake? Tackling Science Disinformation

03 May 2021

 ALLEA examines the potential of technical and policy measures to tackle science disinformation and calls for improved European exchange and coordination in this field.

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International Sharing of Personal Health Data for Research

20 April 2021

According to this report, legal challenges hamper the sharing of health data with researchers outside the EU/European Economic Area.


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)

Royal Irish Academy Download

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.

UNDRR Download

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

ALLEA Download

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