Thursday 2 June
Stockholmsmässan, Room 4
Organizers: Stockholm Resilience Centre
The world is changing, and that means that the way we think about the economy and finance needs to change too. The new report Economy and Finance for a Just Future on a Thriving Planet explores the role of economic metrics and the finance sector in a new Anthropocene context where human activities drive planetary change with vast impacts on people and our living planet. This session explores key research insights and tangible recommendations on how economies and the financial sector should help accelerate a step-change in ambitions towards sustainability, biosphere stewardship and a just transition.
This initiative is commissioned by the Swedish Ministry of Environment as an independent input and contribution to Stockholm+50, and is led by the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and the Stockholm Resilience Centre, at Stockholm University. The work builds on the Nobel Prize Summit 2021, “Our Planet, Our Future”, an international scientific initiative on sustainable development hosted by the Nobel Foundation.
Programme and panelists:
- Welcome by moderator, Professor Beatrice Crona (Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University)
- Presentation of the report “Economy and Finance for a Just Future on a Thriving Planet”, Assoc Professor Victor Galaz and Dr. David Collste (Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, and the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences)
- Presentation by Hon. Collins Nzovu (Zambian Minister of Green Economy and Environment)
- Reflections from Eric Usher (Head of UNEP Finance Initiative)
- Reflections from Elena Almeida (Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics)
- Reflections from Sandrine Dixson-Declève (Club of Rome)
- Moderated discussions and Q&A with the audience
Contact person: Astrid Auraldsson Sjögreen (astrid.auraldsson_at_su.se)