This report was written to provide a scientific basis for the UN international meeting “Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity” to be held in Stockholm from 2–3 June 2022. It is intended to stimulate an informed debate on why change towards a sustainable future is not happening at pace with the challenges humans and the planet face and guide leaders to actions they can take now, informed by relevant science.
This report is a collaboration between SEI and the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW ). During the past year, researchers at SEI, CEEW and collaborating institutions have synthesized recent scientific evidence and ideas to prepare recommendations for action, guided by an advisory panel consisting of 27 experts in the field of sustainable development science and policy.
This report has been independently prepared by SEI and CEEW, with funding from the Swedish Ministry of the Environment. We note that our discussion is carried out within explicitly normative frameworks, for example as expressed in international law, UN documents, UN metrics such as the Human Development Index (HDI), and other widely used metrics such as Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index.
An associated report, Charting a Youth Vision for a Just and Sustainable Future, presents the key actions for reaching a sustainable future, as articulated by young people themselves.
For the main report site, visit stockholm50.report .