Press Release

June 07, 2022

The Outcome of Stockholm+50

Stockholm+50 was held in Stockholm, Sweden, on June 2- 3, 2022, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the UN Conference on the Human Environment, which took place in 1972. The outcome of the meeting is as follows.

1. Outline of the meeting

(1) Theme: A Healthy Planet for the Prosperity of All - Our Responsibility, Our Opportunity.

(2) Date: June 2, Thursday - June 3, Friday, 2022

(3) Attendees: Member states of the United Nations, other stakeholders

(4) Representative of the Ministry of the Environment, Japan:

SHODA Yutaka, Vice-Minister for Global Environmental Affairs

2. Outcome of the meeting

The co-hosts, Sweden and Kenya, announced the Presidents ́ Final Remarks to Plenary as an outcome of the meeting during the plenary session held on June 3rd.

The remarks, subtitled "Key recommendations for accelerating action towards a healthy planet for the prosperity of all", were written based on the inputs of the UN member states and other stakeholders through the plenary meetings and three leadership dialogues: 1) Reflecting on the urgent need for actions to achieve a healthy planet and prosperity of all; 2) Achieving a sustainable and inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and 3) Accelerating the implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development.

Please refer to the page below for the original statement.

3. Japan's contribution and statements

  • During the Plenary Session 4, Vice-Minister for Environmental Affairs at MOE Japan, SHODA Yutaka, presented Japan's initiatives to tackle environmental issues in the last 50 years, including decarbonization, circular economy, and co-existence with nature, which were led in coordination and collaboration with other countries. He also presented the country's latest efforts toward the conservation of global biodiversity.
  • In addition, Vice-Minister SHODA participated in the Leadership Dialogue 2: Achieving a sustainable and inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, during which he emphasized the importance of redesigning the economy and society after the COVID-19 pandemic. He also stated that Japan focuses on nature-based solutions, support for climate change adaptation and the circular economy. 

  • Vice-Minister SHODA had bilateral meetings with the representatives of Australia, the Netherlands, Sweden, Tunisia, the UK, and the USA.

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