Stockholm+50: Fifty years of environmental policy

Stockholm+50 will be held 2-3 June 2022 in Stockholm, Sweden, to commemorate the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Environment and celebrate 50 years of global environmental action.

Towards Stockholm+50, a joint initiative by Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future and Forum for utvikling og miljø (the Norwegian Forum for Development and Environment) ForUM, has the aim to engage the widest variety of non-state actors – globally – to raise awareness about the legacy of 50 years of implementing environmental policies, with a series of lectures and other resources. Towards Stockholm+50 is a stakeholder-led initiative funded by the United Nations Environment Programme’s Civil Society unit with support from the Government of Sweden.

Led by Stakeholder Forum Senior Advisors Leida Rijnhout and Jan-Gustav Strandenaes, and with support from Ingrid Rostad, Senior Adviser at ForUM and Co-Chair of the MGFC and chair of the NGO Major Group, the project began in January 2022 and will run through the end of June 2022.

Want to know more about the history of the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Environment? See Stockholm+50 Background Document for UNEA 5.1 (Feb 2021)