Tara C. Trapani

Stockholm+50, the international high-level environmental meeting, begins today, June 2 , and runs through tomorrow, June 3. The theme for this meeting is “Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity.” Read about the history, vision, objectives, and more here. Also see the video below for history on the original 1972 meeting. See a full UNEP playlist of videos related to Stockholm+50 here.

From the event site:
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. 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.

The full program of events can be found here. The majority of the sessions are available to stream live (just look for those with the blue dot). 

Information on the lineup of speakers can be found here

There are many independent side events in conjunction with Stockholm+50. See the full program of side events here. UNEP Faith for Earth will be holding their event today, June 2, at 17:45 CEST or 11:45am EST. You can livestream it here

Read about the statement released by faith-based organizations, organized by Faith for Earth, in advance of Stockholm+50.