18 07, 2019

“The meeting in Lindau is different” – Staffan Dahlström’s impressions of the 69th Nobel Laureate Meeting

69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting took place 30 June – 5 July, 2019. The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings foster the exchange among scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines. This year 39 Nobel Laureates and […]

24 06, 2019

Science Advice needed for Climate Change Mitigation – the Discussion Event 13.6.2019 in Helsinki

(From the left: Robin Fears, Michael Norton, Tanja Suni, Elias Hurmekoski, Eva-Mari Aro, Thierry Courvoisier. Photo by Sebastian Trzaska)

“Climate change poses major risks to health in the EU via both direct effects, e.g. due to […]

15 04, 2019

World’s science academies in Korea: CoFA elected to the executive committee of the IAP for Health

The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) held its triennial General Assembly in Songdo, Korea, on 11 April 2019. The meeting, hosted by the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST), brought together over 100 representatives of science […]

10 04, 2019

EASAC report: Decarbonisation of Transport

The EASAC report reviews options for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from European transport. It argues for stronger policies to bridge the gap between the GHG emission reductions that will be delivered by current policies […]

20 02, 2019

Technologies for removing CO2 from the atmosphere will need to be integrated into climate policy in 2019, say national science academies across the EU

EASAC released publications in 2018 that urged policy-makers to take immediate action on CO2 mitigation including using Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) to offset large CO2 emitters. EASAC notes that technologies and techniques for carbon […]

15 02, 2019

US national academies offer tools for human rights in science

As part of the ongoing efforts by academies within the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (H.R. Network) to integrate human rights into their activities, the Committee on Human Rights of the […]

15 02, 2019

ALLEA calls to protect institutional autonomy and academic freedom of Hungarian Academy

ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, supports the resolution adopted by the Presidium of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on 12 February 2019 that the Hungarian government should make available the […]

25 01, 2019

ALLEA provides recommendations for building trust in science

ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, has published the discussion paper “Trust in Science and Changing Landscapes of Communication”. The paper examines how the increasing use of social media and other […]

12 12, 2018

ALLEA: Systemic reforms and further consultation needed to make Plan S a success  

ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, welcomes the ambition of the coalition of European research funders to move the scientific publishing system towards open access; however, broader consultation with all […]

26 11, 2018

Seminar report: Europe on Test – Narratives of Union and Disunion

The Council of Finnish Academies hosted a seminar in ALLEA’s seminar series Europe on Testin Helsinki 14th November 2018. The headline for the seminar was Narratives of Union and Disunion – the Nordic Perspective. Seminar’s […]