27 May 2022 – On 2 and 3 June 2022, Stockholm will host an international environmental meeting with the theme: A healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity. Stockholm+50 will commemorate the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment and celebrate 50 years of global environmental action. It aims 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.
1972 was also the year that the seminal report to the Club of Rome – The Limits to Growth – was published. This report was the first to model our planet’s interconnected systems and make clear that if growth trends in population, industrialisation, resource use and pollution continued unchanged, we would reach and then overshoot the carrying capacity of the Earth at some point in the next one hundred years. Some fifty years on, the call for a change in direction is more urgent than ever.
Contributors to the Earth4All project will take part in a number of events in and around Stockholm. Below are selected highlights of our participation and co-organised events. Representatives from Earth4All will be onsite in Stockholm. Contact details for questions, speaking opportunities or media inquiries are on this page.
GLOBAL COMMONS ALLIANCE: HOW DO WE BECOME PLANETARY STEWARDS?
Hosted by We Don’t Have Time and UNDP at the spectacular multi-media venue SPACE, this event will address the question: “How can we become planetary stewards?”.
Confirmed speakers include: scientists – Johan Rockström, Joyeeta Gupta; youth leaders – Ayisha Siddiqa, Xiye Bastida; change makers – Darío Soto-Abril, Andrew Steer, Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, Sandrine Dixson-Declève; pioneers – Erin Billman, Luiz Amaral, Martha Stevenson, and Turner-prize winning artist – Jeremy Deller.
STOCKHOLM+50 – THE PEOPLES’ PERSPECTIVE
1 June 1100-1140 CEST
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UNA Sweden is hosting a two-day conference prior to Stockholm+50. Earth4All researcher David Collste and Club of Rome co-president Sandrine Dixson-Declève will participate in a session on new economics for a sustainable world. David will present ideas from the recent Stockholm Resilience Centre report “Economy and Finance for a Just Future on a Thriving Planet”, and Sandrine will present the five necessary turnarounds for people, planet, and prosperity. Later on the same day (1500 CEST) Anders Wijkman, Honorary President Club of Rome and Chair Climate-KIC will give a talk titled “Overconsumption risk destroying the Planet”.
APPETITES FOR CHANGE: THE POWER OF FOOD
1 June 1030-1730 CEST
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Nature and food systems are inextricably connected. Together they should thrive and rely on the services each provide. However, we are far from this vision. Food systems today destabilize our planet and fail to provide all people with healthy and nutritious diets that stay within planetary boundaries.
Sandrine Dixson-Decléve will join a host of experts at this even which aims to advance our understanding of how we may contribute to sustainable food systems that deliver human and planetary prosperity.
WELLBEING ECONOMIES: A NEW ECONOMIC APPROACH FOR HUMAN AND PLANETARY HEALTH
2 June 0930-1045 CEST
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This side event organised by the Club of Rome with partners will showcase the concrete measures that governments are taking to redefine the priorities for a new economic system. It will discuss how to initiate and enable the transition towards wellbeing economies and what innovative policy practices look like. The event strives to encourage a debate on how to reimagine our economies in respect of the planet’s ecological limits.
Speakers include: Sandrine Dixson-Declève (Club of Rome), Virginijus Sinkevičius (European Commission), Sophie Howe (Wales), Tshering Gyaltshen Penjor (Kingdom of Bhutan), Terhi Lehtonen (Finland), Jennifer del Rosario-Malonzo (IBON), Nina Gualinga (Amazon Watch), Georgina Munoz (Global Call for Action Against Poverty), Bruno Roelants (International Cooperatives Alliance), Ebrima Sall (Trust Africa), Johanna Sandahl (Swedish Society for Nature Conservation).
RETHINKING ECONOMICS FOR A SAFE, SECURE AND PROSPEROUS FUTURE ON A HEALTHY PLANET
2 June 1230-1315 CEST
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Can the world achieve wellbeing for all within planetary boundaries? Join us for an exclusive preview of the findings from Earth4All.
Speakers include: Andrea Hinwood, UNEP chief scientist, Earth4All project leads Owen Gaffney and Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Jayati Ghosh, Professor at the College of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Eric Usher, head of UNEP Finance Initiative.
POWER TO THE PEOPLE
As part of the We Don’t Have Time Stockholm+50 Climate Hub, members of Earth4All will discuss the upcoming book which focuses on transformational economics and the five essential policy turnarounds needed to achieve wellbeing for all within planetary boundaries.
Speakers include Earth4All project leads Owen Gaffney and Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Jayati Ghosh, Professor at the College of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Liz Wathuti, Claire Mellier, and Earth4All Campaign leader Luca Miggiano.
SUSTAINABLE LIVING WITHIN 1.5 DEGREES: INNOVATIVE PATHWAYS TO LIVE BETTER AND LIGHTER
2 June 1730-1845
This event, organised by Hot or Cool Institute will explore how our future lifestyles would need to change and will present different scenarios and pathways for sustainable living. Panelists will outline ongoing efforts and help concretely reimagine less consumptive but highly fulfilling lifestyles – mapping needed value shifts, policies to support needed interventions, innovation, infrastructure, new business models and investment priorities. Sandrine Dixson-Declève will highlight how Earth4All and the recently published International System Change Compass take a systemic approach to achieving greater wellbeing for all within planetary boundaries by 2030.
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