Stockholm+50 – The Peoples’ Perspective

FN-förbundet bjuder in till ett publikt och livesänt seminarium på Kulturhuset den 31 maj och 1 juni inför det officiella FN-mötet Stockholm+50. Anmäl dig för att delta på plats eller lägg in tiderna i din kalender och följ evenemanget via vår livesändning. Vi bjuder på historiska tillbakablickar, visionära framtidsidéer och goda praktiska exempel på arbete som försöker lösa några av vår tids stora miljöutmaningar. Lyssna på bland andra Jan Mårtensson, ambassadör och generalsekreterare för den svenska kommittén under Stockholmskonferensen 1972, FN-förbundets goodwillambassadör Carolina Klüft, UNDP-chefen Achim Steiner och Markku Rummukainen som är svensk representant i FN:s klimatpanel IPCC. Flera programpunkter kommer. Varmt välkommen!

UNA Sweden hosts a two-day conference on 31st of May and 1st of June prior to the UN high- level meeting Stockholm+50. We aim to inspire with visionary ideas and good examples of work in progress to solve some of the greatest challenges of our time. Welcome!

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31 May: Rethink – Rebalance 13 PM – 16.30 PM CET

13.00 Welcome! Annelie Börjesson, President, UNA Sweden
13.05 Opening speech by Jan Mårtensson, Ambassador and Secretary-General of the Swedish national committee of the Stockholm Conference 1972
13.20 Discussion between Professor Arne Jernelöv, who participated in the Stockholm Conference in 1972 and PhD Sten Lindeberg, who was part of the civil society movement in connection to the Stockholm Conference in 1972, both members of UNA Sweden.
13.40 Youth statement: What we expect from the global leadership
14.10 Dance performance by Oscar Molander, UN Youth delegate and goodwill ambassador for UNA Sweden.
14.20 Environmental defenders and the struggle for the right to a healthy environment
The adoption of UN Resolution 48/13 on the Right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment in October 2021 recognizes the right to a healthy environment as a fundamental human right. This is an important achievement for civil society, which will support the continued struggle to protect the environment and to redress the burden of environmental damage on vulnerable groups. The panellists will discuss what actions are necessary to make this new right an effective tool for human rights and environmental defenders as they face escalating threats and violent attacks in many countries. The session will highlight the vital role of environmental defenders around the world.
Panellists: Jennifer del Rosario-Malonzo, IBON International, The Philippines, John Tarawalie, Sierra Leone Network on the Right to Food (SiLNORF), Sierra Leone, Daniel Ortiz Gallego, Centro de Alternativas al Desarrollo (CEALDES), Colombia Moderator: Karin Lexén, Secretary General, Naturskyddsföreningen
Organizers: Afrikagrupperna, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, ForumCiv, Latinamerikagrupperna, Naturskyddsföreningen, Swedwatch
14.50 Mingling and rebalancing (Coffee break)
15.20 Local partnerships for democracy and climate action: ICLD and Glocal Sweden, Malmö and Lusaka.
Mrs Chisha Chakulanda Banda, Lusaka City, Zambia and Ms Linnea Uppsäll, Malmö Stad, will present new ways to improve the ability of young people to gain influence in local environmental issues. Based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child they have developed a toolkit that can inspire municipalities to involve young people in issues that matter to them. Moreover, the event will highlight the Swedish joint communication project Glocal Sweden which engages the majority of Swedish municipalities in boosting the implementation of the SDGs on a local level.
Moderator: Johan Lilja CEO ICLD
15.55 Local good practise on climate action and waste management
Marika Palmér Rivera, from Uppsala municipality presents good examples of local climate action and Mathilda Gylling from Kristianstad municipality presents their successful work with waste management.
16.20 Final reflections, Annelie Börjesson, President Swedish UNA and UNA partner. 
16.30 End of the day

1 June: Rethink – Reimagine 9.30 AM -16 PM CET

9.30 Welcome! Annelie Börjesson, President, UNA Sweden
9.35-9.50 Opening speech: Carolina Klüft, Olympic champion and world champion. She is also a UNA Goodwill ambassador.
9.50 The human development index and the results of UNDP land consultations in connection with Stockholm+50:
Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator
10.15 A crime of ecocide – Legal support for sustainability, Pella Thiel from End Ecocide Sweden/UN Harmony with Nature
10.35 Short break
New Economics for a sustainable world

11.00 The planet is at risk – how do we change our economies and redirect investments? David Collste PhD Stockholm Resilience Centre presents the ideas from a fresh report Economy and Finance for a Just Future on a Thriving Planet
11.15 Five necessary turnarounds for people and planet – Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co President The Club of Rome. Will speak on behalf of The Club of Rome, Limits to growth 50th anniversary and Earth4All project.  
11.30 Moderated talk on sustainable economics
11.40-13.00 Lunchbreak (lunch is not included in the program)
13.00 Internationally awarded Swedish cellist Jakob Korenyi who is also one of the founders of the near zero-emisson chamber music festival Järna Festival Academy will play the prelude and the sarabande from Bach cello suite in G-major.
13.15 Climate action, a challenge with solutions: Markku Rummukainen, Professor and Swedish IPCC focal contact.
13.35 Civil society partnership for implementation of the SDGs: UNA Finland, UNA Sweden, UNA Tanzania
14.00 Nature based solutions and circular economy:
Red Cross
14.30 Mingling and reimagining (Coffee break)
15.00 Overconsumption risk destroying the Planet, Anders Wijkman, Honorary President Club of Rome, Chair Climate-KIC
15.20 Panel discussion with Pelle Enarsson from UN Foundation and members of WFUNA
15.50 Adoption of UNA statement: Holding our governments responsible
15.55 Reflections of the days
Annelie Börjesson, President Swedish UNA and UNA partner. 
16.00 End of the day.

Lunch can be purchased in the restaurants at Kulturhuset or in any other preferable place in the surroundings.

The entire event will be livestreamed.