The Global Network of Academy of Sciences, previously called InterAcademy Panel (IAP - acronym kept following the change of name) is a global network of 104 scientific academies destined to held its members develop the tools they need to participate in the discussions on scientific policies which occur at important international forums.
The members of IAP share the conviction that there is a lot to be learned from each other and that the national scientific communities can, via the communication networks created by IAP, increase both their capacity of acting in conjunction to the citizens of their respective countries, as well as their presence among the decision makers.
ABC has continuously occupied a position of importance within the entity, having even had the vice-president of ABC, Hernan Chaimvich occupy the position of co-president from the year 2000 to 2003, and having belonged to the Executive Committee of the entity. In addition, ABC is a member, through IAP, of the Capacity Building Program on Water resource Management, where it is represented by the Academic José Galizia Tundisi. The director of ABC, Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz co-presides one of the most important work groups of IAP, the Development Advisory Committee (DAC).
In 2009, ABC was one of the 70 Academies of Science - all which are members of the InterAcademy Panel (IAP) - signatories to a document released in the month of June, which warned about the seriousness of the issue regarding acidification of the oceans, a phenomenon which can cause the massive corrosion of the coral reefs and drastic changes to the biodiversity of the oceans, with implication to the production of food and the feeding of millions of people. The document was elaborated during a conference in Bonn, in which Brazil was represented by the Academic Luiz Drude de Lacerda.