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The Division of History of Science Technology and Environment at Sthm+50

Published May 30, 2022

"It’s time for bold choices. It’s time for urgent action. It’s time for a better future on a healthy planet." In June, Stockholm will host the UN conference, which draws attention to the fact that it is 50 years since the first environmental conference, in Stockholm. On 2 and 3 June 2022 the Stockholm+50 conference will memorialize the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment and celebrate 50 years of global environmental action. The Divison and the EHL will participate in several ways, both before and after these days.

  • The legacy from 1972 is a binding brand for Stockholm and a Swedish gold reserve of global goodwill. The environment's foreign policy side was formidable, but the Swedish environmental elite has not acted with the same critical intensity against the policies pursued in Sweden, Sverker Sörlin wrote in the Swedish news paper DN ahead of the UN meeting Stockholm + 50. Read the full text, in Swedish: Så blev Stockholm en världsstad i kampen mot miljöförstörelsen
  • Conference at Högberga gård, May 30 to June 1, in Stockholm with special invitead speakers, such as John McNeill on “Pathological Path-dependency: Global Environmental Change Before and After Stockholm”, Maria Ivanova on “UNEP at Fifty and Beyond: The Case for Transformation,Warwick Anderson “Diverging or Converging Paths to Global Governance? Global Environmental Governance with or without Global Health Governance”, Christoph Bonneuil “Climate change at Stockholm. Scientific warnings and the placing of the fragility of the atmosphere on the international agenda as a challenge for France, 1965-1972”, Susanna Lidström on“Gaining momentum: global ocean governance 1972-2021”, Perrin Selcer on “Stockholm +/-50” and Simone Schleper on “Behind closed doors? Environmental governance in heterogeneous networks”

  • Stockholm - a protagonist in environmental and climate history. Sverker Sörlin in conversatin with Cecilia Brinck Chairman of the City Council in the City of Stockholm. Stockholm Stad invites researchers, experts and other interesting people to talk about perspectives on environmental and climate issues. On June 5 at 12, Samtalsscenen Sergels torg. In Swedish. More information.

  • Reflecting on the 50th anniversary of the UN Conference on the Human Environment, held in Stockholm in June 1972, SPHERE , with Sabine Höhler, Eric Paglia and Sverker Sörlin is on June 6th co-convening a webinar on Stockholm and the rise of global environmental governance: Stockholm 1972 and the Rise of Global Environmental Governance