On 2 and 3 June 2022, a crucial international environmental meeting will be held in Stockholm, Sweden. Anchored in the Decade of Action, under the theme “Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity,” this high-level meeting will follow months of consultations and discussions with individuals, communities, organizations and governments around the world. A one-day preparatory meeting was held at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 28 March 2022.
Stockholm+50 will commemorate the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment and celebrate 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 event aims to act as a springboard accelerate the implementation 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.
Ways To Participate
Stockholm+50 is an open forum where interested parties are invited to share their experiences and initiatives to help build a healthy planet for the prosperity of all. All relevant major groups and stakeholders, including representatives from civil society and the private sector are encouraged to contribute to discussions in the lead-up to Stockholm+50, including through a range of consultations at the regional and national levels.
In accordance with paragraphs 3 and 22 to 24 of General Assembly resolution 75/326 of 15 September 2021, entitled “Modalities for the international meeting entitled “Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity” (Stockholm+50), the following may participate at the international meeting and its preparatory meeting: all States Members of the United Nations, members of the United Nations specialized agencies and parties to the multilateral environment agreements; intergovernmental organizations, international financial institutions and other international bodies; organizations and bodies of the United Nations; and non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, indigenous peoples’ organizations, academic institutions, the scientific community, the private sector and philanthropic organizations.