Letter to the Editor

“Stockholm+50 commemorates the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment and celebrates 50 years of global environmental action. By recognizing the importance of multilateralism in tackling the Earth’s triple planetary crisis – climate, nature, and pollution – the international meeting aims to drive action toward a healthy planet for the prosperity of all.”

And this is what to expect this week.

“Amid the triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste, the meeting will feature four plenary sessions to give leaders the opportunity to outline the bold and urgent action needed to safeguard planetary health and accelerate the implementation of the2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Shifting to net-zero emissions, restructuring the food system to prevent loss and waste and re-calibrating financial systems to prioritize environmental health are just some of the many priorities.

Three leadership dialogues will also shape the outcome of the meeting by generating concrete recommendations for action among all stakeholders. Experts from around the world representing all stakeholders – including women, youth, older persons, persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and local communities – will engage in debate and discussion around the following themes:

Reflecting on the urgent need for actions to achieve a healthy planet and prosperity of all

Achieving a sustainable and inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

Accelerating the implementation of the environmental dimension of Sustainable Development in the context of the Decade of Action

Hundreds of side events , associated events and webinars – including many held ahead of and after the meeting – will address relevant themes of Stockholm+50 and further expand the scope of the conversation.

Ultimately, the meeting aims to highlight how governments and other stakeholders can mobilize the global community to ensure a healthy planet for the prosperity of all. The meeting will be held ahead of World Environment Day 2022 on 5 June, which Stockholm will also host.”

May be worth following.

from Blisskitt