What is Stockholm+50

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Stockholm+50 is a high-level meeting that the Government of Sweden plans to hold in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the first UN conference on the human environment – the 1972 Stockholm Conference.

The aim is to contribute to accelerating a transformation that leads to sustainable and green economies, more jobs, and a healthy planet for all, where no one is left behind.

What is the Stockholm Conference?

  • The 1972 United Nations Conference on the Environment in Stockholm was the first world conference to make the environment a major issue.
  • During the conference, participants adopted the Stockholm Declaration, which placed environmental issues at the forefront of international concerns. The conference also marked the start of a dialogue between industrialized and developing countries on the link between economic growth, the pollution of the air, water and oceans and the well-being of people around the world.
  • One of the major results of the Stockholm conference was the creation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Also read about Stockholm Convention on POP’s

Thematic focus of Stockholm+50

The focus of Stockholm+50 is on how we can redefine our relationship to nature, from one of take–make–waste to one of sustainable use and conservation. Focus will also be on how to foster a continued green and inclusive recovery, leaving no one behind. The role of young people in this transformation will be considered, as well as what role nature-based solutions can play. Global challenges require global solutions. A development perspective will also be integrated throughout the meeting.

Stockholm+50 : When and where

Stockholm+50 is expected to be held in June 2022, in close conjunction with the World Environment Day and the 50th anniversary of the Stockholm Conference. The meeting is expected to be arranged using both physical and digital platforms.

Envisaged results

The aim of Stockholm+50 is to contribute to concrete action, leveraging sustainable consumption and production patterns and nature-based solutions in order to achieve climate-neutral, resilient, circular and inclusive economies. The narrative and result will be further developed together with interested governments and other partners.

Try this PYQ:

Q.The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international treaty drawn at:

  • (a) United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, Stockholm, 1972
  • (b) UN Conference on Environment and Development, Rio de Janeiro, 1992
  • (c) World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg, 2002
  • (d) UN Climate Change Conference, Copenhagen, 2009

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