Reports & publications

This section contains all our reports and publications since 1985. For publications before this date, please contact the library.

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Reports & statements
Mar 2015

Taking joint action on disasters, development and climate change

Building on the Royal Society’s 2014 ‘Resilience to extreme weather’ report, this statement outlines the need to make international policy frameworks on disasters, development and climate change consistent and underpinned by science.

Reports & statements
Feb 2015

Building a stronger future: Research, innovation and growth

The Royal Society together with its sister academies, the Academy of Medical Sciences, the British Academy and the Royal Academy of Engineering, sets out key priorities and actions for the next Government.

Submissions & letters
Feb 2015

Submission to the Commons Environmental Audit Committee’s progress report

Royal Society submission to the Commons Environmental Committee’s progress report, reviewing its work over the 2010-15 Parliament.

Submissions & letters
Jan 2015

Submission to the UK Parliamentarians on population dynamics in the post-2015 world

Royal Society submission to the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health inquiry into population dynamics in the post-2015 world.

Submissions & letters
Jan 2015

Submission to the Environmental Audit Committee on the Environmental Risks of Fracking

The Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering have jointly responded to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee inquiry into the Environmental Risks of Fracking.

Reports & statements
Dec 2014

Doctoral students’ career expectations: principles and responsibilities

This project explored doctoral students' careers expectations, and how they can be best managed so that students and their supervisors understand the wide range of careers that a PhD can lead to in and outside of science.

Reports & statements
Dec 2014

Final report - Atlas of Islamic-World Science and Innovation

This is the final report of the Atlas of Islamic World Science and Innovation project, which has brought together diverse partners from Europe, North America and the Islamic world to explore the changing dynamics of science and innovation in a wide range of countries with large Muslim populations in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Submissions & letters
Dec 2014

Submission to the House of Commons on the future of Kew Gardens

Royal Society submission to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee one-off evidence session on the future of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Reports & statements
Nov 2014

Resilience to extreme weather

‘Resilience to extreme weather’ investigates key questions to help inform important decisions about adaptation and risk reduction that are being made at global, national and local levels.

Submissions & letters
Oct 2014

Takeover Panel Code Committee consultation on post-offer undertakings and intention statements

The Royal Society has responded to the Takeover Panel Code Committee’s consultation on proposed amendments to the code to clarify how post-offer undertakings and intention statements should be understood following the Pfizer AstraZeneca takeover attempt in May 2014.

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Additional publications

In addition to these publications the Royal Society contributes to reports and statements published by the European Academies Science Advisory Panel (EASAC), InterAcademy Panel (IAP) and the Science Community Representing Education (SCORE).