9.7 Current debates and reforms
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Youth participation in the coming UN Environmental conference 2022
In 2022, it will be fifty years since the UN's first environmental conference took place, the Stockholm Conference in 1972. In connection with this anniversary, the government wants Sweden to host a new high-level meeting. The ambition is to help increase the pace of the transition to sustainable and green societies, more jobs and a balanced environment for all, where no one is left out.
Sweden wants the Stockholm + 50 meeting to be inspired by messages from young people around the world, by involving young people before, during and after the high-level meeting. The government's conversations with the Swedish national youth council, LSU, are linked to two overarching issues, the role of young people and involvement in a green transition after the pandemic from a global perspective, and the more overarching question of how the loss of biodiversity can be reversed.