The S20 is a Forum of the national academies of the G20 nations. Each year one of these countries, in rotation, organizes a summit and in 2023 this was the turn of India. The S20 is responsible for preparing statements on pressing global issues which are presented to the G20 political leaders.
The Science Academies of the G20 member states and invitee countries met in Coimbatore, India, on July 21-22, 2023, to recognize the need for transformative science for sustainable development in the spirit of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (One Earth, One Family, One Future).
Science20 (S20) meetings, hosted by India during its G20 Presidency, were held under the theme “Transformative Science for Sustainable Development” and provided a platform for science academies to deliberate their sub-themes. These were: ‘Clean Energy for GreenerFuture’, ‘Universal and Holistic Health’, and 'Connecting Science with Society & Culture’.
The final report and recommendations, signed by S20 academies, can be read here.