In 1972, the first United Nations Conference on the Human Environment took place in Stockholm. This led to the creation of the Stockholm Declaration and the UN Environment Program (UNEP), which continues to shape global environmental management and negotiations up to this day.
On June 2-3, Stockholm+50 will therefore commemorate and celebrate 50 years of global environmental action.
This high-level UN meeting will take us one step closer to delivering whole-of-society solutions that tackle the Earth’s triple planetary crisis – climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. The theme of the meeting is “Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all - our responsibility, our opportunity”.
Stockholm is a city of innovation. A unique place for collaboration. We cannot but hope this environment will be conducive to what needs to be more ambitious, innovative and proactive climate action, as we reach the halfway point between COP26 and 27.
We’ll be at the conference and at the side-events below:
→ H22+50 Session and Dialogue of Eminent Experts on Smart, Sustainable, and Inclusive Cities
On Tuesday 31st, we look forward to joining the H22+50 session, a day of discussion organized by the City of Helsingborg, in cooperation with the UN Economic Commission for Europe and the Division for Sustainable Development Goals (UNDESA), the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Nordregio and Global Utmaning.
We will, together with other business leaders, discuss how cities can engage diverse stakeholders, including the private sector, civil society and academia in their activities to accelerate the achievements of the SDGs.
We look forward to providing you with a glimpse into how the private sector experiences supporting cities in their implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
→ Arrivals Day - Transparency Talks: The Swedish Climate Tech Wonder
On June 1st, Doconomy is organizing an event to "inspire a no-nonsense, all hands on deck, dialogue on transparency and interconnectivity in mitigating the climate crisis."
The discussions will focus on climate action and will convene C-Suite Professionals, in a variety of industries, from investments to retailers, fintech, public sector, media, and behavioral scientists.
At 17:00, our Chief Growth Officer, Einar Bodström will talk about Sweden's place in Europe for climate tech investments and how can we leverage the Swedish climate tech wonder to speed up actual impact.
→ Cities Stockholm+50 High Level Forum on Sustainable Consumption: Session on Impact Investments
On June 2nd, at 9:00, we will gather with best in class speakers to discuss all things sustainable consumption.Topics will include the case for city-business collaborations, urban design for sustainable living, good practices to reduce emissions in the food and construction industries, how to engage more communities in shaping green solutions and impact investment.
ClimateView will be joining the event for a conversation about green impact investments with CEOs from the Stockholm startup scene. Panelists include Anna König Jerlmyr - Mayor of Stockholm; Tomer Shalit, CPO and co-founder at ClimateView; Alexander Danielsson, Director Norrsken VC Investment.
→What-if, by Norrsken House Stockholm
On June 2nd at 17:00, we will join an event organized by Norrsken House Stockholm, which will consist of several pitches from various startups and policy makers, as we look towards building a green, more sustainable future.
→We Don’t Have Time: “From academia to advocacy: technology as a change-maker”
This session is part of the We Don’t Have Time Stockholm+50 Climate Hub, a series of broadcasted events, part of a public arena for the entire week of Stockholm+50, leading up to the World Environment Day 2022.
The session will take place on June 3rd at 10:30 and will highlight two examples in which presently available technology democratizes climate knowledge and simplifies decision-making, thereby increasing local governments’ ability to drive science-based change.
Join our leading experts as they share their insights on using Carbon Budgets in public awareness digital campaigns (The Climate Checker) and Systems Thinking to better plan, engage in and execute on the Paris Agreement.
The event will be live-streamed. You can register for free here.