World leaders and representatives from government, business, international organisations, civil society and youth will gather in Sweden on June 2 and 3, 2022 for Stockholm+50, a meeting aimed at driving action towards a healthy planet for the prosperity of all.
The event is held at a crucial time as the Earth is in emergency mode, and urgent action is needed to address the triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Stockholm+50 is co-hosted by Sweden and Kenya. The theme of the event is a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity.” In May 2021, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to bring the global environmental community together in Stockholm, Sweden for a major international environmental meeting on June 2 and 3 2022, the week of World Environment Day,
The two-day meeting will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm – which marked a new era of global cooperation. Stockholm+50 will take place five decades after the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment. The event will provide leaders with an opportunity to draw on 50 years of multilateral environmental action to achieve the bold and urgent action needed to secure a better future on a healthy planet.
Stockholm+50 marks a milestone in the collective journey towards a healthy planet. It offers the opportunity to reflect on, celebrate and build upon 50 years of environmental action.
The meeting will be organised around plenary segments, three leadership dialogues and side events that will focus on the importance of multilateralism in tackling the triple planetary crisis. It will also reinforce the outcomes of the fifth UN Environment Assembly, which took place earlier this year in Nairobi, Kenya, the event will to act as a springboard TO accelerate the implemention of the UN Decade of Action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals, including the 2030 Agenda, Paris Agreement on climate change, the post-2020 global Biodiversity. Framework and encourage the adoption of green post-COVID-19 recovery plans.
Inger Andersen, Executive Director of UNEP, who has been appointed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres as the Secretary General of the Stockholm+50 international meeting, said: “We need to urgently work to transform our economies and societies, but our branches will spread only as far as our roots are deep. By remembering Stockholm at 50, we also remember how the world come together to heal the ozone layer in 2013.phase out leaded fuel this year and stop endangered species from going extinct. By convening in Stockholm, we also recommit to human and planetary health responsibility, prosperity, equality and peace – as we have seen only too clearly in COVID-19.”
HOW WILL STOCKHOLM+50 ADDRESS THE PLANETARY EMERGENCY?
Stockholm+50 will help accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals to achieve a healthy planet – which is essential for social and economic progress, well-being, and resilience.
By gathering a broad set of stakeholders from all around the world, the meeting will emphasize the importance of a multi-actor, multi-sector approach to addressing environmental issues and embody the importance of collaborative action. Stockholm-50 also highlights intergenerational responsibility to protect the Earth and ensure that life support systems are available to all.
Stockholm+50 provides a unique opportunity to be another turning point and steer humanity back on the path to a healthy planet and the prosperity of all.