National Consultations

National Consultations

Outcomes of Stockholm+50 National Consultations

Organizations across the globe are set to commemorate the Stockholm+50 international meeting in June 2022. In lead-up to the event, the Government of Sweden has been supporting Stockholm+50 National Consultations across 58 countries…read more.

To reimagine a common, prosperous future on a healthy planet, Stockholm+50 called for an inclusive approach, reflective of the richness and diversity of voices and perspectives of various stakeholder groups: local governments, cities, civil society, women, indigenous peoples and local communities, faith-based groups, academia, youth, industry, finance, and philanthropic foundations. All major stakeholder groups were encouraged to contribute to the preparation of the international meeting, including through a range of national consultations.

The objective of the national consultations was to stimulate an inclusive whole-of-society and whole-of-government dialogue on the main themes of Stockholm+50 and the Leadership Dialogues as they related to each national context. The consultations provided in-person and virtual platforms for ideas, insights, and innovation that:

  • Build a shared global vision on how to achieve a healthy planet and prosperity for all while accelerating progress on the Sustainable Development Goals and Multilateral Environment Agreements through an inclusive green recovery;
  • Offer clear recommendations for governments, civil society and private sector on priority actions that can advance national and sectoral policies that address climate change and leverage nature-based solutions;
  • Amplify the voices of the poor, youth, women, indigenous groups, local communities, and other marginalized groups; and
  • Influence national and global debates that consider the views of all stakeholders.

With financial support from the Government of Sweden and facilitation by UNDP, 50+ Stockholm+50 national consultations were organized between February and May 2022. These consultation outcomes informed the Stockholm+50 international meeting through national reports and a global synthesis report that captured key findings, recommendations, data, media coverage, and links to national policy frameworks such as NDCs, NAPs, NBSAPS, green recovery, and sector strategies. They were also closely linked to regional and other thematic organizations organized by UNEP and partners.

The 50+ consultations were supported in: Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Barbados, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D’Ivoire, Cuba, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Georgia, Guatemala, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Somalia, Sudan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, and Zimbabwe

In addition to these 50+ consultations, other countries were welcome to organize their own dialogues.

Guidelines were prepared to help inform preparations for the National Consultations.

To learn more about the national consultations, please see the on-line SparkBlue dialogue platform.

State of the Planet Global Survey

Lastly, stakeholders around the world had an opportunity to have their say, and take part in the Stockholm+50 Global Survey. By answering ten quick questions here, participants were able to express their opinion on the state of the world’s progress towards a sustainable planet. The results informed the Stockholm+50 international meeting in June 2022.