The Royal Society

Royal Society Science Policy Centre

We wish to create an endowment to support our Science Policy Centre with five dedicated units each focusing on critical national and global challenges including Climate Change, Environment and Energy; New and Emerging Technologies; Bio-sciences and Health; International Security; Innovation and the Science Base.

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The Society has a strong reputation for making an impact across a broad spectrum of issues. We have worked in partnership with international bodies, sister academies of science and leading learned societies. The international dimension of our policy advice has had an influential role on climate change and development through the G8 group of industrialised nations' Gleneagles summit and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The Royal Society Science Policy Centre will involve Fellows of the Society as well as leading scientists and thinkers from around the world. The Centre will ensure impact and policy promotion through press and media work, as well as stakeholder engagement to bring in key voices to the issues under investigation. Many of the most burning policy issues are global in scope, this makes a joined up response from the world's scientific bodies ever more important. Giving opportunities range from endowing the entire policy centre (£25 million), endowing individual units (£5 m) to providing ongoing membership support.