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Stockholm+50: unlocking a better future

This report was written to provide a scientific basis for the UN international meeting “Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity” to be held in Stockholm from 2–3 June 2022. It is intended to stimulate an informed debate on why change towards a sustainable future is not happening at pace with the challenges humans and the planet face and guide leaders to actions they can take now, informed by relevant science.

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SEI and CEEW (2022). Stockholm+50: Unlocking a Better Future. SEI report. Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm.

This report is a collaboration between SEI and the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW). During the past year, researchers at SEI, CEEW and collaborating institutions have synthesized recent scientific evidence and ideas to prepare recommendations for action, guided by an advisory panel consisting of 27 experts in the field of sustainable development science and policy.

This report has been independently prepared by SEI and CEEW, with funding from the Swedish Ministry of the Environment. We note that our discussion
is carried out within explicitly normative frameworks, for example as expressed in international law, UN documents, UN metrics such as the Human Development Index (HDI), and other widely used metrics such as Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index.

An associated report, Charting a Youth Vision for a Just and Sustainable Future, presents the key actions for reaching a sustainable future, as articulated by young people themselves.

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SEI lead authors

Eric Kemp-Benedict
Eric Kemp-Benedict

SEI Affiliated Researcher

SEI US

Fiona Lambe
Fiona Lambe

Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Henrik Carlsen
Henrik Carlsen

Senior Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Nina Weitz
Nina Weitz

Team Leader: Global Goals and Systems; Senior Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Åsa Persson
Åsa Persson

Research Director and Deputy Director

SEI Headquarters

Editor

Naomi Lubick
Naomi Lubick

Editor

Communications

SEI Headquarters

SEI contributing researchers

Aaron Maltais
Aaron Maltais

Senior Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Anisha Nazareth
Anisha Nazareth

Associate Scientist

SEI US

Cleo Verkuijl
Cleo Verkuijl

Scientist

SEI US

2018 portrait of Emily Ghosh
Emily Ghosh

Scientist

SEI US

Jonathan Green profile picture
Jonathan Green

Senior Researcher

SEI York

José Vega Araújo

Research Associate

SEI Latin America

Karina Barquet
Karina Barquet

Team Leader: Water, Coasts and Ocean; Senior Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Mairon G. Bastos Lima
Mairon G. Bastos Lima

Senior Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Miquel Muñoz Cabré

Senior Scientist

SEI US

Måns Nilsson
Måns Nilsson

Executive Director

SEI Headquarters

Ploy Achakulwisut

Research Fellow

SEI Asia

Therese Bennich
Therese Bennich

Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

SEI advisory panel members

SEI reviewer

Michael Lazarus
Michael Lazarus

Center Director

SEI US

SEI project leader

Nina Weitz
Nina Weitz

Team Leader: Global Goals and Systems; Senior Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

SEI communications and media team

Brenda Ochola
Brenda Ochola

Communications and Impact Officer

Communications

SEI Headquarters

Molly Burd
Molly Burd

Digital Coordinator

Communications

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SEI background papers layout and graphic design

Mia Shu
Mia Shu

Graphic Designer

Communications

SEI Headquarters

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Richard Clay

SEI Affiliated Researcher

SEI report steering committee

Nina Weitz
Nina Weitz

Team Leader: Global Goals and Systems; Senior Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Robert Watt
Robert Watt

Engagement Director

SEI Headquarters

Somya Joshi
Somya Joshi

Head of Division: Global Agendas, Climate and Systems

SEI Headquarters

Åsa Persson
Åsa Persson

Research Director and Deputy Director

SEI Headquarters

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SEI authors

Eric Kemp-Benedict
Eric Kemp-Benedict

SEI Affiliated Researcher

SEI US

Fiona Lambe
Fiona Lambe

Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Henrik Carlsen
Henrik Carlsen

Senior Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Nina Weitz
Nina Weitz

Team Leader: Global Goals and Systems; Senior Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Åsa Persson
Åsa Persson

Research Director and Deputy Director

SEI Headquarters

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