Welcome to a conference that shows how science can and must contribute to solutions and transformative change needed in the next decade to reach the global goals as articulated in Agenda 2030.
In June 2022, the Governments of Kenya and Sweden will host the Stockholm+50 conference to commemorate 50 years since the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment was held in Stockholm in 1972.
On June 1, Stockholm Environment Institute, Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University organize a one-day hybrid event: “Sustainable planet, sustainable health – how science-based solutions can drive transformative change”. It will showcase how science can and must contribute to solutions and transformative change needed in the next decade to reach the global goals as articulated in Agenda 2030.
“The conference will have a special focus on future leadership. How can the academy further strengthen its role in building the knowledge and skills that today's young people need to meet environmental and societal challenges that are increasingly complex and system-wide in the future?” says Johan Kuylenstierna, Chair at Swedish Climate Policy Council.
The conference will take place on 1 June 2022 at the joint Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology Albano Campus and online.
Speakers for the conference
- Dr Nyovani Madise: Head of Sustainable Development Policy Research and Head of Office in Malawi at the African Institute for Development Policy.
- Inger Andersen: The UN Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Program.
- Henrik Henriksson: CEO of H2 Green Steel, board member and author, previously CEO of Scania.
- Prof Andy Haines: Professor of Environmental Change and Public Health, joint appointment in the Dept of Public Health, Environments and Society and in the Dept of Population Health.
- Dr Arunabha Ghosh: International public policy expert, author, columnist, and institution builder.
- Astrid Söderbergh Widding: The President of Stockholm University.
- Sigbritt Karlsson: The President of KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
- Ole Petter Ottersen: The President of Karolinska Institutet.
- Åsa Persson: Research Director and Deputy Director at Stockholm Environment Institute.
- Jaee Nikam: Research Associate at SEI Asia.
- His Excellency Dr. Mokgweetsi E.K Masisi: President of the Republic of Botswana (TBC)
- Noura Berrouba: President, National Council of Swedish Youth Organisations (LSU)
- Prof Teruo Fujii: President, University of Tokyo
- Ossian Ahlkvist: KTH Royal School of Technology
- Salomé Hahne: Karolinska Institutet
- Elis Wibacke: Stockholm University
- Accelerating the transition to sustainable production and consumption
- Sustainable and healthy food
- Transformative transparency: Acceleration, accountability & agency
- Governing sustainability transformations