Online platform SparkBlue is open until May 20 to all those who wish to join Serbia’s national consultations under the Stockholm+50 initiative. Ideas and comments gathered though the platform may be included in a report that Serbia’s delegation is to present at the international conference Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity, taking place on June 2 and 3 in Sweden’s capital.
The Republic of Serbia is among 59 countries where the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is organizing national consultations, supported by the Government of Sweden. The consultations include representatives of various segments of society – state administration, local governments, the academic community, the civil sector, and young people – with the aim of providing them with an equal opportunity to give recommendations for conserving and protecting the environment.
Those interested in taking part in the national consultations can do so through the SparkBlue online platform. All those who register by May 20 will be able to follow the consultations and leave their comments and suggestions for enhancing the environment, which will be taken into consideration when drafting Serbia’s report for the upcoming conference. SparkBlue is the UNDP’s digital platform for online engagement allowing transparency and collaboration between various stakeholders in sustainable development processes around the world.
In an effort to stimulate a consultation process based on the experiences and knowledge of the participants, the concept of a “healthy planet for the prosperity of all” will be promoted. The topics discussed in national consultations as part of the Stockholm+50 initiative are the protection of biodiversity and natural ecosystems, the proper response to climate change, the green transformation of the economy as a post-pandemic recovery model, as well as action needed to ensure that environmental protection is integrated into all sectoral policies and that it contributes to achieving sustainable development at the national and the local level.
The conference Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity will be held on June 2 and 3 in Sweden’s capital. Apart from marking the 50th anniversary of the first UN conference on environmental protection, the aim of the international gathering is to accelerate activities that contribute to achieving the global Sustainable Development Goals and goals of the Paris Agreement, as well as a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The conference will review activities and results achieved since the first global conference on environmental protection in 1972, but also encourage the creation of a common global vision for the upcoming long-term period.