What is Stockholm+50: “Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity” (Stockholm+50) took place five decades after the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment. The event provided leaders with an opportunity to draw on 50 years of multilateral environmental action to achieve the bold and urgent action needed to secure a better future on a healthy planet.
More Background: In May 2021, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to bring the global environmental community together in Stockholm, Sweden for a major international environmental meeting on June 2 and 3 2022, the week of World Environment Day.
By recognizing the importance of multilateralism in tackling the Earth’s triple planetary crisis – climate, nature, and pollution – the event sought to act as a springboard 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.
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Voices of Youth: Realizing a Green Future for Asia and the Pacific
The Stockholm+50 Conference, held on 2-3 June 2022, aimed to tackle some of these challenges and provide young people with an opportunity to influence the climate agenda.
To ensure strong youth participation at the event, YECAP and the youth fellows, with the support of Sida, organized a series of national and regional consultations for young people. The consultations were held across nine countries in addition to two regional consultations, with more than 4,000 young people attending the events. The consultations provided a platform for young people, particularly those from marginalized communities, to raise their voices and influence climate action both at home and abroad.
Map showing country-level consultations held across the Asia-Pacific region