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Briefings on 12 science and technology areas key for accelerating progress towards ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions and increased resilience to climate change.
To strengthen the scientific evidence base on biodiversity and make this available to policy-makers, we have commissioned a series of essays from global experts.
Fellows of the Royal Society and people that we fund are contributing to the UK and global effort to tackle Coronavirus COVID-19.
Linda Partridge, Vice President of the Royal Society, explores the key themes discussed at this year’s party conference fringe events on COVID-19.
By Professor Dame Linda Partridge
22 October 2020
3 min read
The growth of data science and its importance to society creates an opportunity to establish it as a profession with public confidence and trust.
By Gavin Blackett
28 July 2020
6 min read
Failure to use data effectively means we cannot deal with the most pressing issues that face us today, such as discrimination. Addressing this…
By Roger Taylor
06 July 2020
5 min read