“Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity”
The United Nations is gathering the global environmental community together in Stockholm, Sweden for a major international environmental meeting on June 2 and 3, 2022. 50 years after the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment. The event is an opportunity to look back on 50 years of multilateral environmental action and look to the present and future to achieve urgent environmental action for the planet.
Four expectations for this international meeting:
- Rebuild relationships of trust
- Accelerate system wide actions for a sustainable and inclusive recovery
- Connect and build bridges across agendas
- Rethink conceptions and measures of progress and wellbeing
Accelerating the environmental dimension of sustainable development will require more integrated visions on the ground and at all relevant scales. This Stockholm + 50 associated event aims to specify environmental challenges for the land sector - biodiversity, climate change and land degradation - and food security, nutrition, poverty in an integrated way. It also calls for a knowledge based evaluation of pathways along multiple sustainability criteria to enlighten decisions for transitions in the land sector, in particular in agriculture. Key messages of three policy briefs published by Cirad, IDDRI, INRAE and IRD will be presented. How to strengthen knowledge based, actionable knowledge and capacity building to tackle those challenges at scale as well as to improve expertise for policymakers in the context of Africa? A discussion will take place.
The goal for this event is to foster collective action and cooperation between stakeholders, policymakers and scientists, in order to improve policy coherence on the land sector and between sectors. It contributes therefore particularly to Leadership Dialogue 3 of the Stockholm+50 international meeting “Accelerating the implementation of the environmental dimension of Sustainable Development in the context of the Decade of Action”.
May 31, 3-5pm CEST
Stockholm + 50, Context and challenges
Speaker: Sébastien Treyer, Executive Director, Iddri
Knowledge based key messages from policy briefs published by Cirad, INRAE, IDDRI and IRD
- Transitions in the land sector and environmental integrity: safe and just pathways towards climate neutrality
Speakers: Claire Weill, Senior Adviser, Science and International Policy, INRAEJean-François Soussana, Vice-President for International Affairs at INRAE and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Lead Author
- Sustainable land use transitions: moving beyond the 30% target and the land sparing/land sharing debates
Speakers: Catherine Aubertin, Senior Scientist, Environmental Economist, IRD & Pierre Girard, Junior Scientist in Economics, Cirad-Muse
Speakers: Marie Hrabanski, Senior Scientist, Cirad & Pape Bilal Diakhaté, Junior Scientist in Economics, Isra-Bame
Avenues to strengthen research in Africa for designing and developing solutions at scale
Introduction by Youba Sokona, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Vice-Chair