Stockholm+50

Our engagements during Stockholm +50

When and where to find us during the international environmental meeting in Stockholm 2-3 June

Story highlights

  • Stockholm Resilience Centre is involved in several activities before, during and after the official meeting
  • Events include a report launch, workshops and EAT-Lancet 2.0 kick-off
  • The official venue for the meeting is Stockholmsmässan

WHERE TO FIND US: Stockholm+50 will commemorate the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment and celebrate 50 years of global environmental action.

The event aims to 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.

The official venue for the meeting is Stockholmsmässan. Full details here

A variety of events and activities will take place in the Swedish capital before, during and after the official meeting.

Together with partners, the Stockholm Resilience Centre is involved in several of them.

Below is an overview of the most important ones. All times are in CET.

31 May

31 May, 12:00-13:00, SPACE Arena, Sergelarkaden:

STHLM+50 Climate Hub

Deputy director Victor Galaz will host a conversation on the urgency of climate action and the many existing solutions. 

Organised by We Don’t Have Time and UNDP.

Read more about We Don't Have Time's coverage of Stockholm +50 here

1 June

1 June, 14:00-17:00 at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences:

Economy and Finance for a Just Future on a Thriving Planet (report launch)

Transforming the financial sector is crucial if we are to create a just future on a thriving planet.

This event will launch a report on how a change in social norms, economic policies and institutions, the “power of giants,” and other initiatives can trigger domino-effects that support opportunities for both people and the planet.

You can also follow the event via Zoom.

Read more and register here

1 June, 11:00-11:40, at Stockholm House of Culture & City Theatre:

New Economics for a sustainable world

Centre researcher David Collste will present the report Economy and Finance for a Just Future on a Thriving Planet. He will be joined by other guests including Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co-President, the Club of Rome. Together they will discuss approaches to a more sustainable economy.

1 June, 08:15-17:00 at Stockholm University:

Sustainable planet, sustainable health – how science-based solutions can drive transformative change (science conference)

Researchers from the Stockholm Resilience Centre will contribute to this one-day conference organised by Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and Stockholm Environment Institute.

The main focus is on how academia, through research and higher education, can contribute to the transition to a more sustainable development.

Specifically, centre researchers will contribute to the following parallel topics:
- Sustainable and healthy food (Line Gordon)
- Transformative transparency: Acceleration, accountability & agency (SRC TBC)

Read more and register here

1 & 3 June, EAT-Lancet 2.0 kick-off:

The kick-off of the work on the second EAT-Lancet report on food system transformation will be divided up between a public event and an official side event during Stockholm +50.

Centre researcher Johan Rockström is a co-chair of the new report while Line Gordon is a commissioner.

The official side event will take place 3 June 17:15-18:30 at Stockholmsmässan, Room 3.

The public part of the kick-off will take place 1 June in the afternoon, in collaboration with We Don’t Have Time. Location will be SPACE Arena, Sergelarkaden.

Read more about We Don't Have Time's coverage of Stockholm +50 here

I June, 10:30-16:45 at Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida):

Join centre partner Swedbio and others 1June for a day filled with experiences from the ground on the agency of farmer and forest associations, Indigenous peoples and local communities, youth and women in the climate, biodiversity and food security crises.

Taking place at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, three on agriculture, land use, food systems, biodiversity, tenure and rights will be facilitated with a wide range of speakers. In-between the events networking spaces, lunch and coffee will be provided to the participants.

Read more and register here

2 June

Official side event at Stockholmsmässan Room 4

2 June, 15:45-17:00: Deputy director Victor Galaz and researcher David Collste will present the report Economy and Finance for a Just Future on a Thriving Planet. 

This will be followed by a presentation by Hon. Collins Nzovu, Zambian Minister of Green Economy and Environment and a panel discussion with Eric Usher, UN PRI, Elena Almeida, London School of Economics, and Sandrine Dixon-Declève, Club of Rome.

The event is moderated by Beatrice Crona.

2-5 June, at Sergels Torg and Stockholm House of Culture & City Theatre:

Several members of staff and students are taking part in various events organised together with the City of Stockholm

2-5 June, 14:30-18:00: PhD student Moa Ohlsson and researcher Fredrik Moberg will run a series of workshops on urban biodiversity. Location to be confirmed.

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2 June, 18:00-19:00: Fredrik Moberg is part of a panel entitled “Samverkan natur och kultur – nya sätt att relatera till naturen”. Location: Gröna Plattan, Sergels Torg.

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2 June, 15:00 – 15:30: Lisen Schultz, director of education, will be joining a conversation about the interactions between business, science and the city ("Trippel Helix - Samverkan staden, näringslivet och akademien"). Location: Gröna Plattan, Sergels Torg.

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3 June

3 June, 12:00-13:00, SPACE Arena, Sergelarkaden:

STHLM+50 Climate Hub

Deputy director Victor Galaz will host a second conversation on the urgency of climate action and the many existing solutions. 

Organised by We Don’t Have Time and UNDP.

Read more about We Don't Have Time's coverage of Stockholm +50 here

4 June

4 June, 13:00-14:00, at Sergels Torg and Stockholm House of Culture & City Theatre:

Centre director Line Gordon will be part of an open conversation about food systems and how to make them sustainable. Entitled “Jakten på den perfekta måltiden” (The quest for the perfect meal), Gordon will be joined by Swedish chef Paul Svensson and agronomist Rebecka Milestad from KTH Royal Institute of Technology (tbc). Location to be confirmed.

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Published: 2022-05-14