The Society has good links with partners in the Americas, with a particular focus on the US, Canada, and Brazil. The Society also regularly engages with its counterparts in these countries multilaterally through the activities of the G7 and G20 academies.
The Royal Society has over 300 Fellows and Foreign Members in the USA, the largest number in a single country (other than the UK). We collaborate with the National Academy of Sciences on a wide range of projects and topics, including an annual US-UK Scientific Forum, and other bilateral and multilateral collaborations on topics including genome editing, climate change, AI, and influencing the annual G7 and G20 summits. See a full list of past UK-US forums.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is another key partner with which the Society collaborates to draw on a rich shared history and expertise in science diplomacy.
The Royal Society has over 80 Fellows based in Canada and works closely with its Canadian counterpart, the Royal Society of Canada, on bilateral and multilateral activities. Canada will host the G7 in 2025 and the RSC will lead the activities of the G7 science academies (the S7).
Brazil is an important country for UK science links, particularly on sustainability and aspects of the net zero agenda (particularly green hydrogen and biofuels). The Society has good links with a range of partners across the country, including the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC), FAPESP, CONFAP and CNPq. Brazil is hosting host the S20 (the influencing activities of the G20 science academies) in 2024.