The annual G-Science Academies’ meetings started in 2005 and have become a major platform through which the Society collaborates with other leading science academies. The academies discuss and produce statements on global challenges in order to inform and influence public policies and debate.
Participation at the meetings has varied over the years, and usually includes the academies of the G7 nations (USA, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan), Russia (G8) and other nations. The 2016 meeting included additional participants from Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey, South Africa and the African Academy of Sciences.
In May 2016 the G7 Science and Technology Ministers published the Tsukuba Communiqué.