The report contains personal addresses from both Yuan Tseh Lee, the ICSU President, and Steven Wilson, ICSU Executive Director. It details all the work ICSU has done in the past year in its three focus areas – International Research Collaboration, Science for Policy, and Universality of Science. Highlights of 2012 included
- The Planet Under Pressure conference in London
- The UN Rio+20 summit in Rio de Janeiro and our Forum on Science, Technlogy and Innovation for Sustainable Development
- The launch of Future Earth
The report was also completely redesigned for this year by design agency PBLC.