Sustainable planet, sustainable health – how science-based solutions can drive transformative change
Join us for a hybrid, one-day event organized in conjunction with the Stockholm+50 UN conference. This event will focus on how academics and scientists can further develop capacities to support transformations for sustainable health for people and planet. The event is organized in partnership with the University Alliance Stockholm Trio – Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University.
Time: Wed 2022-06-01 09.00 - 17.00
Location: Live and digital
Stockholm. Photo: Henrik Trygg/ mediabank.visitstockholm.com
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.
In conjunction with the Stockholm+50 UN conference, the University Alliance Stockholm Trio – Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University together with Stockholm Environment Institute will organize a one-day hybrid event entitled “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 take place on 1 June 2022 at the joint Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology Albano Campus but it will also be possible to follow online.
Onsite attendance at the event is on a first come first served basis. If no seats are available in the main event space there will be other rooms onsite where you can follow the keynote sessions digitally whilst networking with your peers.
Advance registration is required for onsite attendance.
No registration is needed for online attendance, you can follow the conference from: su.se/stockholm50
The event will focus on how academics and scientists can further develop capacities to support transformations for sustainable health for people and planet. It will:
- explore examples of how academia has contributed to transformative changes related to sustainable development
- focus on how capacities within academic institutions in terms of research and higher education should be further developed and strengthened to support innovative system-based solutions and accelerate necessary change (transformation) processes
- present examples on how academia can deliver more proactive support in increasingly complex policy and decision-making landscapes
- highlight how academia can contribute to a sustainable transformation that drives innovation, entrepreneurship and green jobs.
In additon to the main plenary sessions there will be four paralell sessions
- Accelerating the transition to sustainable production and consumption
- Sustainable and healthy food
- Transformative transparency: Acceleration, accountability & agency
- Governing sustainability transformations
The President of KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
Dr Nyovani Madise
Head of Sustainable Development Policy Research and Head of Office in Malawi at the African Institute for Development Policy.
The UN Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Program.
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.