Climate Summits Won’t Deliver Results Until They’re More Inclusive

Climate Summits Won’t Deliver Results Until They’re More Inclusive
Stockholm +50 climate conference. On 2 and 3 June, representatives from 110 countries will attend the UN meeting, including environment ministers, heads of state, representatives of business and civil society (Sipa via AP Images).

Last week, the United Nations held the Stockholm+50 conference, a two-day international meeting celebrating 50 years of global action on climate change. The first iteration of this event in 1972—the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, which also took place in Stockholm, Sweden—saw countries come together to acknowledge their responsibility to “defend and improve the human environment for present and future generations,” and led to the creation of the U.N. Environment Program, which is still active today. Five decades after that first meeting, Stockholm+50 was intended as an opportunity to reflect on the progress that has been made, and to “springboard” further action toward accomplishing […]

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