Stockholm+50 Stakeholder Consultation in China - A Summary Report


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Stockholm+50 Stakeholder Consultation in China - A Summary Report

August 1, 2022

In 1972, at the United Nations (UN) Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, for the first time in history, it was recognized that the environment, poverty, and sustainable development are interconnected. To reflect on the significance of Stockholm fifty years on and strengthen efforts to protect our planet today, the international meeting titled “Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity” was held in June. Stockholm+50 was a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Stockholm Declaration and UNEP anniversary; as well as a moment to reflect on current challenges to sustainable development, including climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. It was also a timely opportunity to reinforce the 1972 principles and generate urgent actions for a healthy planet and the prosperity of all.

In preparation of the June meeting, UNDP and UNEP in China held a dialogue event as part of a series of national consultations on Stockholm+50 organized around the world. The Stakeholder Consultation included a high-level policy dialogue, a business roundtable, and a youth consultation. The aim was to gather insights on the nexus between climate change, biodiversity conservation and prosperity, as well as on concrete actions to accelerate implementation of environmental SDG targets. 

This report distils the key insights and messages from the three-day event. It offers a snapshot of the issues, opportunities, challenges, and actions facing China in advancing the SDGs with a particular focus on protecting the planet while promoting prosperity for all.