Stockholm+50 Associated Event

Implementing Integrated Solutions to Planetary Challenges: Reflections and Perspectives on Integration in the Post-Stockholm+50 Era

27 May (Friday) 2022, JST 16:00-17:30 (GMT+09:00),

The 1972 Stockholm Declaration made several references to “integration” between environmental and development planning. In the 50 years since the release of that milestone document, there have been growing efforts to make good on the promise of integration. However, policymakers have often struggled to capitalise on integration’s potential. This Stockholm+50 associated event will look both backward and forward to consider how policymakers can implement integrated solutions to climate, biodiversity and other planetary challenges and achieve a truly sustainable society. Particular attention will be placed on the promise and limitations of emerging integrated approaches such as “One Health” and “Circulating and Ecological Spheres” (CES). This event tries to unpack those approaches to see how they are relevant to the subjects of Stockholm+50, and IGES researchers discuss with a guest panelist what implementation challenges are foreseen in the next 50 years.

Relevance to Stockholm+50

Stockholm+50’s main theme, “a healthy planet for the prosperity of all”, highlights the need for action to transform our relationship with nature, to produce and consume sustainably and fight pollution, and to realise social justice and intergenerational equity. IGES’ Associated Event is designed to complement the main theme by focusing on these emerging thematic areas.

After a framing presentation by Eric Zusman, IGES Research Leader of Integrated Sustainability Centre, this Associated Event sheds light on the “One Health” approach which tries to address issues around the human-animal-ecosystem health interface. However, we first need to understand the context and conditions for implementing such approaches. Andre Mader, IGES Programme Director of Biodiversity and Forests Area will outline the “One Health” approach and how it fits into broader discussions about the relationship between humankind and nature.

Then, in light of the topics covered by Leadership Dialogue 1 “Reflecting on the urgent need for actions to achieve a healthy planet and prosperity of all”, Bijon Kumar Mitra, IGES Deputy Director of the Integrated Sustainability Centre will highlight the synergy among various issues in Leadership Dialoge 1 and how they can catalyse the way to live within planetary boundaries by introducing an integrated approach called CES to address the threat to a healthy planet.

The following Panel Discussion invites Professor Kirsten Halsnaes (Technical University of Denmark) to deepen understanding of the concepts.

Event Details

Date
27 May (Friday) 2022, JST 16:00-17:30 (GMT+09:00),
Venue

Zoom online webinar

Languages
English

Programme

Implementing Integrated Solutions to Planetary Challenges:  Reflections and Perspectives on Integration in the Post-Stockholm+50 Era
16:00 - 16:05 Opening Remarks Yasuo Takahashi Executive Director, IGES
16:05 - 16:20 Framing Presentation Eric Zusman
Research Leader, Integrated Sustainability Centre, IGES
16:20 - 16:35 "One Health" Approach Andre Mader Programme Director, Biodiversity and Forests Area, IGES
16:35 - 16:50 “Circulating Ecological Spheres” Bijon Kumar Mitra Deputy Director, Integrated Sustainability Centre, IGES
16:50 - 17:30

Panel Discussion

Facilitator:
Eric Zusman
Research Leader, Integrated Sustainability Centre, IGES
 
 
Panelist:
Kirsten Halsnaes
Professor, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
 
 
Panelist:
Andre Mader
Programme Director, Biodiversity and Forests Area, IGES
 
 
Panelist:
Bijon Kumar Mitra
Deputy Director, Integrated Sustainability Centre, IGES