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Commonwealth

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The Royal Society is the science academy of the UK and the Commonwealth. We work with scientists, science academies and policymakers across the Commonwealth to advocate for science and its role in addressing a range of global challenges, including food security, climate change, sustainable energy and extreme weather.

The Society and its partners support scientific collaboration across the Commonwealth through participation in a number of activities including an informal network of Commonwealth science academies; two Commonwealth Science Conferences (in 2014 and 2017);  and a programme of activities around the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which in 2018 included the establishment of the Commonwealth Science Advice Network (CSAN) - a knowledge exchange network focused on sharing expertise in relation to global challenges, and a joint statement on climate change, led by the Australian Academy of Science.

There are around 200 Royal Society Fellows based across 9 Commonwealth countries outside the UK.

The Society also provides opportunities for cooperation and funding among Commonwealth scientists – for further information on these schemes, click here.

If you’d like to keep up to date with the Society’s Commonwealth work, sign-up for our newsletter here, or follow us on Twitter.

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