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The science academies of the G7 countries have joined together to address two of the most pressing issues of our time.

The global Arctic is being profoundly transformed by climate change, with implications on terrestrial and marine ecosystems, affecting those who live on and from them. At the same time, the promises and challenges of the digital revolution continue to expand and change, making the precise character of our digital future profoundly uncertain.

The G7 Academies’ statements, The Global Arctic: Sustainability of Communities in the Context of Changing Ecosystems, and Realizing Our Digital Future and Shaping Its Impact On Knowledge, Industry, and the Workforce, propose principles for achieving impactful change.

“These joint statements build on the tradition of the G7 science academies working closely together to prepare statements for the Leaders Summit,” said Chad Gaffield, President of the Royal Society of Canada.

The statements have inspired a year-long series of G7 Research Summits throughout 2018.

The G7 Academies’ statements on the Global Arctic and Our Digital Future can be found here.

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