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Stockholm +50 Report Published: Economy and Finance for a Just Future on a Thriving Planet

Fifty years have passed since the historic Stockholm conference in 1972, the first ever United Nations conference on the human environment. The world is a very different place today.

Astounding progress in human well-being for many and technological breakthroughs have come at the cost of growing social inequality and an increasingly evident environmental crisis.

Stockholm+50 offers a unique opportunity for the world to reflect on its progress and failures since 1972. This report presents our view of how economies and the financial sector can contribute to creating a more sustainable and just future.

Contributors to the report are the Sustainable Finance Lab, Stockholm School of Economics, Princeton University, Natural Capital Project at Stanford University, CORPNET- University of Amsterdam, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), the Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere program (GEDB), Future Earth, Earth4All, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA), EITI (Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative) and GRP (Global Resilience Partnership).

Read the full report here

Read about today’s event here

The report has been commissioned by the Swedish Ministry of the Environment as an independent input and contribution to Stockholm+50. It should be cited as Galaz, V. and D. Collste (eds, 2022). Economy and Finance for a Just Future on a Thriving Planet. Report for Stockholm+50. Beijer Institute of Eco- logical Economics (Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences) and the Stockholm Resilience Centre (Stockholm University). DOI: 10.17045/sthlmuni.19792957