Background 

On 2-3 June in Stockholm, Sweden, the world will celebrate 50 years of Stockholm Conference on Human Environment held in 1972. The Stockholm+50 International Meeting is convened by the United Nations and is hosted by Sweden with support from the Government of Kenya. Under the theme “Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity,” the Stockholm+50 aims to accelerate the implementation of the UN Decade of Action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including the 2030 Agenda, Paris Agreement on climate change, the post-2020 global Biodiversity Framework, and encourage the adoption of green post-COVID-19 recovery plans. 

The two-day meeting will comprise: an opening segment, including a commemorative moment dedicated to the 1972 Conference; four plenary meetings held in parallel with three leadership dialogues; and a closing segment. The leadership dialogues are envisioned as collaborative and multi-stakeholder, with a focus on recommendations to: (1) reflect on the urgent need for actions to achieve a healthy planet and prosperity of all; (2) achieve a sustainable and inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic; and (3) accelerate the implementation of the environmental dimension of SDGs. 

Thailand National Consultations 

Leading up to the international meeting, UNDP facilitates Thailand national consultations using resources provided by the Government of Sweden and leveraging existing in-country programming and partnerships including through its support to Nationally Determined Contributions processes (e.g., UNDP’s Climate Promise) and broader work on nature, climate, energy, and other integrated SDG themes. All major stakeholder groups (i.e., national and local governments, cities, civil society, women, ethnic minorities and local communities, academia, youth, industry, private sector, finance, and philanthropic foundations) are engaged to contribute to the preparation of the Stockholm+50 international meeting through a range of national consultations to reflect their voices and perspectives. 

Thailand national consultations on Stockholm+50 will focus on the three leadership dialogues and national priority themes. The three national priority themes are (1) improving NDC preparation and implementation; (2) aligning NBSAPs and adjustments with the new post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework expected to be adopted by the COP15 Part II at Kunming; an (3) scaling up Sufficiency Economy strategy to achieving environmental sustainability. Results from Thailand’s Stockholm+50 national consultations will be used to develop Thailand National Report (by mid-May) to be presented as part of the Global Report presented at the Stockholm+50 International Meeting in June in Sweden. 

The Stockholm+50 National Consultations in Thailand will be implemented through various activities, including a series of meetings and events, UNDP’s SparkBlue online community engagement platform and other communication channels, and an online survey. 

For more information on the Stockholm+50 Thailand National Consultations and related activities, we are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn, or please send us an email at undp.thailand@undp.org as well as visit our website https://www.th.undp.org/

If you wish to participate in the online survey (in Thai language), please scan the QR code below, or access the web site here (https://forms.gle/dNzZ2FoGqTfKC2PQ7). Thank you for completing the survey by 15 April 2022. 

 

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