The paper, which includes 41 studies in total, was published in December 2022 in connection with the G8 and G20 summits held in 18 different years, and countries from 2005 to 2022.
TÜBA President, Professor Muzaffer Şeker, emphasized the importance of science in a joint paper published by the Science-20 (S-20) working group of the national science academies of the G20 countries. The paper, which includes 41 studies in total, was published in December 2022 in connection with the G8 and G20 summits held in 18 different years and countries from 2005 to 2022.
In the introductory article, Professor Şeker highlighted the issues of inequality in education, environmental pollution, unfair income distribution, and the destruction of cultural values as significant problems facing the world. He also emphasized the importance of the formation of the G8 and G20 in addressing these issues and said that it is necessary for developing countries to be included in the solution-finding process.
He noted that the G20 platform does not have decision-making power but it is an important opportunity for many developing countries to have their voices heard in the world, and that the S20 meetings are crucial in this regard as they provide an opportunity for scientists to convey their findings to decision-makers.
“G8-G20 Joint Statements from Science Academies…”
The introductory letter of TÜBA President explains that the book, “G8-G20 Joint Statements from Science Academies to World Leaders,” is a collection of papers that have been signed or received by science academies at S8 and S20 meetings in the last two decades. The papers were produced during the G8 and G20 summits held in 18 different years and countries from 2005 to 2022.
The purpose of the book is to present a comprehensive overview of the findings and solutions offered by science academies to the problems facing the world. The book covers a range of topics that are of concern to the global community, such as health and diseases, governance, economy, and infrastructure.
In addition to these general topics, the book also addresses issues that are frequently encountered by countries and the world, such as inequality in education, environmental pollution, unfair income distribution, and the destruction of cultural values. These issues are highlighted in the introductory article by TÜBA President Professor Muzaffer Şeker, who emphasizes the importance of science in addressing these problems. The book also covers concepts related to energy, climate, world, innovation, change, technology, and research, all of which are closely related to the concept of “science”.
TUBA and science diplomacy
The TÜBA President expresses gratitude for the hard work and contributions of all scientific academies and scientists who participated in the papers. He also highlights that the book is an important work showcasing the active role of TÜBA in the field of science diplomacy. The book reflects the active role of TÜBA in the S8 and S20 working groups, which consist of the national science academies of the G20 countries, and it’s also an important contribution on the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Turkey.
The book is a demonstration of the TÜBA’s commitment to providing science-based solutions to the issues on the world agenda and it aims to convey the voice of science to decision-makers.
This report was first published by the Turkish Academy of Sciences.