50 Years of International Environmental Policy
How can we do better?
The conference “Stockholm+50: A healthy planet for the prosperity of all - our responsibility, our opportunity” takes place five decades after the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment. In this dossier we do not only look back at 50 years of global environmental policy, but also forward: What can we do better now to ensure the necessary transformation still succeeds?
You can only protect the environment by empowering people, by informing them, by helping them to understand that these resources are theirs and that they must protect them.Wangari Maathai, politician and Nobel Peace Prize laureate (1940-2011)