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Stockholm agenda shows way forward following Stockholm+50


Some 150 countries gathered in Stockholm to focus on the climate and environment. Sweden and Kenya have now summarised the results in a Stockholm agenda – 10 recommendations to the world to accelerate the pace of the transition.

The points in the Stockholm agenda were presented by Sweden’s and Kenya’s climate and environment ministers during the closing plenary meeting of Stockholm+50 on 3 June.

The Stockholm agenda, 10 recommendations following Stockholm+50:

1.   Place human well-being at the centre of a healthy planet and prosperity for all.

2.   Recognise and implement the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment by fulfilling the vision articulated in Principle 1 of the Stockholm Declaration from 1972.

3.   Adopt system-wide change in the way our current economic system works to contribute to a healthy planet.

4.   Strengthen national implementation of existing commitments for a healthy planet by enhancing national environmental legislation, budgets, planning processes and institutional frameworks.

5.   Align public and private financial flows with environmental, climate and sustainable development commitments.

6.   Accelerate system-wide transformations of high-impact sectors, such as food, energy, water, buildings and construction, manufacturing and mobility.

7.   Rebuild relationships of trust for strengthened cooperation and solidarity.

8.   Reinforce and reinvigorate the multilateral system.

9.   Recognise intergenerational responsibility as a cornerstone of sound policy making.

10.   Take forward the Stockholm+50 outcomes by reinforcing and reenergising ongoing international processes, such as the UN high-level meeting Summit of the Future in 2023.

About Stockholm+50

On 2–3 June, Sweden and Kenya will co-host the UN high-level meeting Stockholm+50 in Stockholm. This year marks 50 years since the first UN conference on the human environment – the 1972 Stockholm Conference – was held, which was initiated by Olof Palme. The aim of Stockholm+50 is to commemorate the 50th anniversary as well as to help increase the pace of the transition towards a sustainable and green society, more jobs and an environment in balance for everyone, where no one is left behind.