MAY 24, 2022 – In advance of the Stockholm+50 Meeting on June 2 – 3, 2022, the members of the World Federation of UN Associations have issued a statement to express grave concern about the current situation for the planet and its inhabitants.
“Recalling the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Biodiversity Framework, the Paris agreement, the 2030 Agenda and Our Common Agenda, we acknowledge there is no shortage of solutions but also recognize that governments, the private and public sectors and all relevant stakeholders gathering in Stockholm need to urgently increase efforts to address environmental issues that have resulted from human activity – keeping in mind the need to implement these initiatives alongside an equitable recovery from COVID-19.”
The statement, which can be read in full below, calls on UN Member States, governments, world leaders, businesses, and civil society to make measurable, impactful change in order to ensure humanity can live in harmony with nature.
“We recognize the momentum offered by the celebration of UNEP@50 and Stockholm+5O highlighting the need for radical transformation to regenerate and reimagine the relationship with nature reaffirm urgency to hold our leaders and other stakeholders responsible for any threats to our common ecosystems. All living species and future generations depend on us to act now.”
WFUNA and 38 co-signatories outlines specific steps for each group of stakeholders in the full statement below.