Global event for a healthy planet: Environmental Science-Policy Solutions and Pathways

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In conjunction with the UN Stockholm +50 conference, SDSN Northern Europe and SDSN Kenya invite SDSN members and others worldwide in a discussion on how we can create action with science-policy for the environmental dimension of sustainable development.

Date: 31 May
Time: 09:00 – 12:00 CEST
Location: Online

Stockholm +50

In 1972, the first United Nations (UN) conference on the human environment was held in 1972 in Stockholm. This meeting was the starting point for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), which is the global authority for the implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development. 50 years after this meeting, the governments of Sweden and Kenya are commemorating the 1972 meeting by hosting the UN meeting “Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity”.

SDSN and Stockholm +50: Acting for a healthy planet

One important task of SDSN is to connect researchers, sustainability professionals and change agents, to address the triple-planetary crisis and how it can be mitigated. The purpose of this meeting is to highlight and discuss how the SDSN can support UNEP, national and regional stakeholders to mitigate the triple planetary crisis through science-policy, policy implementation and practice.


Putting science into policy and practice for a healthy planet.


Moderated by María Cortés Puch, VP of the SDSN Networks

Legacy from the 1972 UN Conference in Stockholm and future demands to attain environmental sustainability
Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, SDSN

Key messages from the UNEP Synthesis Report ‘Making Peace with Nature’ 
Prof. Joyeeta Gupta, University of Amsterdam, Co-chair of the sixth Global Environment Outlook

UNEP’s future environmental assessment work
Pierre Boileau, Head of UNEP’s Global Assessment Unit

Science-Policy Interfaces: From Warnings to Solutions
Dr. Pia Kohler, International Institute for Sustainable Development.

Good examples to put science into policy and practice for a healthy planet:

  • Bridging the Gap between Science and Policy – Experiences from Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre
    Gun Rudquist, Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre
  • A Better Earth through Environmental Governance  –  Wangari Maathai perspective
    Bessy Eva Kathambi, Wangari Institute of Peace and Environmental Studies
  • Experiences from Finnish Saumakohtia dialogues: science meeting politicians
    Kaisa Korhonen Kurki, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
  • Promoting Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Low Carbon Technologies in African maritime sector
    Hiram M. Ndiritu, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Launch of the ‘Call for Environmental Science-Policy Solutions and Pathways’
Martin Eriksson, SDSN Northern Europe and Wesley Chirchir, SDSN Kenya

Panel discussion 






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