The scientific academies of the G7 countries that report to The Science 7 (S7) write to their leaders, disappointed by the lack of response on the issue of new strategies to defend biodiversity. Spokesman is the president of the Royal Society, Sir Adrian Smith, and the Accademia dei Lincei shares the message for Italy.
While acknowledging the attention received on the other two themes proposed by the academies, namely net zero and international health emergencies, "we are however disappointed - Smith observes - by the fact that the G7 communiqué did not take into consideration the recommendation of all the Academies of the S7 which stressed the need to develop new approaches to assess and take into account biodiversity ".
The President of the Royal Society adds: "We firmly believe that G7 nations must lead new approaches that lead to considering biodiversity in national and corporate practices and that ensure that the long-term sustainability of the biosphere becomes a central consideration of economic growth in ways that reduce the economy and health inequalities associated with the impacts of biodiversity loss. We accept this challenge and hope that, even if we have not included it in the communiqué, the G7 governments will continue the dialogue on this ".
Also for the president of the Accademia dei Lincei, Giorgio Parisi, "it is desirable that such an urgent issue will find careful consideration in the policies of the G7 countries". Science and technology, Parisi continues, "will be fundamental in finding possible solutions to manage crises. We are faced with indifferent and interdependent international challenges on which the future of the entire planet depends, we must be able to face them with courage and foresight. , aware of the responsibilities we also have towards other countries ".
For Enrico Alleva, head of the National Academy of the Lincei for the Biodiversity theme of the S7 coordinated by the Royal Society, "Italy represents one of the most important reservoirs of plant and animal biodiversity in Europe" and "so blatantly disinterested in the biodiversity that declines therefore penalizes our country the most ".