Science academies from around the globe issued joint statements to call world leaders' attention to the role science, technology, and innovation can play in the pursuit of sustainable development. The "G-Science" statements are intended to inform government leaders at the G8 Summit and other international gatherings later this year.

The G-Science statements were signed by the leaders of the national science academies of Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Russia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, as well as the regional African Academy of Sciences.