«A healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity»
The Declaration of the UN Conference on the Human Environment adopted in 1972 in Stockholm, Sweden, and became the first step towards the development of international environmental law, recognition of the importance of a healthy environment for people and the creation of the UN Environment Programmed.
Five decades after the Stockholm Conference in 1972, the Government of Sweden, with the support of the Government of Kenya, hosted in Stockholm World Environment Day during a week on 2 and 3 of June 2022 and the international conference «Stockholm+50».
On April 14, 2022, the official launch of the national consultations «Stockholm + 50» in Kyrgyzstan took place aы the initiative of the Ministry of Natural Resources, Ecology and Technical Supervision of the Kyrgyz Republic with the assistance of UNDP in the Kyrgyz Republic.
Heads and representatives of ministries, departments, development partners, multilateral development banks, as well as civil society organizations, academia, business, the media and the expert community attended the event.
The aim of the national consultations was to stimulate an inclusive whole-of-society and whole-of-government dialogue on the main themes of the «Stockholm+50» and «Leaders' Dialogues», as they relate to each national context.
In the run-up to COP27 on climate and COP15 on biodiversity, among other key events, Stockholm+50 is a timely opportunity to strengthen the 1972 principles and take urgent action for a healthy planet for shared prosperity by: accelerating commitment to sustainable, inclusive, peaceful and gender-responsive future by exploring expanded and innovative funding and capacity building opportunities, demonstrating solutions and exploring existing structures; taking action across all sectors to recover and move forward in the wake of the pandemic and its adverse impacts on people, the planet and well-being; promoting policies and partnerships for the transition to a zero-emission, zero-pollution and environment-friendly global economy, including by rethinking new indicators for our economy; promoting structures for meaningful youth participation by strengthening the voice and representation of young people and ensuring that the well-being of current and future generations is at the center of all discussions; supporting the mobilization of innovative and bold action and collaboration from business to transform the system.
Process and schedule of national consultations in Kyrgyzstan: methodology and design of national discussions developed in March; оn March 22, a national survey was conducted on 3 streams; оn April 14, national consultations on the Stockholm + 50 process was launched and the first discussions of three streams were held; оn April 18-28, focus group discussions were held on three streams with various interest groups; оn May 12, the national position was sent out for approval; On May 19, a presentation of the national position was held.
Author: Bermet Kanimetova