THIS IS THE 2022 INITIATIVE
The 2022 Initiative aims to accelerate the global work on the 2030 Agenda, including the Paris Agreement, through interim goals by 2022, an Interim Conference and Sustainability Games in Stockholm and around the world in June 2022.
Longterm goals are needed for sustainability, but to create action and to hold today’s leaders accountable, we need milestones and Interim Targets. The 2022 Initiative Foundation is a non-profit foundation (read our purpose here).
To accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and to hold today’s leaders accountable, we need milestones and Interim Targets. The year 2022 is halfway to 2030 since 2015 and the agreement on the 2030 Agenda and the Climate Agreement.
2022 is also the 50th Anniversary of United Nations Conference on Human Environment, held in Stockholm in 1972, the world’s first UN conference on sustainable development, and 50 years since the formation of UNEP, today UN Environment.
In the Sustainability Games everyone is a winner – A competition in Best for the World.
A healthy competition can drive new solutions, but not always and all the time. We don’t want to create a society of winners and losers. Through constructive collaboration we achieve true results that make the world a better place for all of us.
We have the solutions and we need action NOW. Why wait until 2030? Join us the the 2022 Initiative and the first Sustainability Games in 2022!
Join Us In Accelerated Action Before
2 June 2022 & Stockholm 50 UN Conference
Stockholm 49 Summit – on the Pathway to Stockholm 50
On October 20 and 21, world-renowned scientists, economists, lawyers, activists, and diplomats will discuss possible legal and governance solutions to the environmental crisis.
2022 needs to be a game-changer for the environment. It’s 50 years after the Stockholm Conference and the formation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the world is in the middle of several crises. The latest IPCC Report shows clearly that we need to see systems changes and action NOW. From October 2021 and throughout the year in 2022 world leaders will gather in several UN meetings, culminating with the Stockholm+50 UN conference 2-3 of June 2022. This will open new pathways to build hope for the next generations. It’s NOW or never.
To make 2022 the game-changer it needs to be, we are proud to co-arrange the Stockholm 49 Summit, with a focus on policy, legislation and the inclusion of civil society. Speakers will include Inger Andersen (Director General of UNEP), Johan Rockström (Director Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research), Laurent Fabius (Former Chair of COP 21), Maria Fernanda Espinosa (President of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly), Izabella Teixeira (former Minister of Environment of Brazil), David R. Boyd (UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Environment) and James Alix Michel (former President of the Seychelles). Click here to download the entire programme.
To reach the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 we need to speed up!
The year 2030 is too far away to create a sense of urgency, drive and engagement
already today in society at large.
2022 is halfway to 2030 since 2015 and the agreement on Agenda 2030 and the Climate Agreement in Paris.
2022 will also mark the 50 year Anniversary since the Stockholm Conference, the first UN Conference on sustianable development, and the decision on UN Environment (UNEP), and also Rio 30.
To contribute to accelerated action and co-creation we arrange a series of dialogue meetings focusing on action NOW and come as far as possible by 2022.
Join us in a series of dialogue meetings for co-creation and accelerated action in relation to the Earth’s environmental future and upcoming UN meetings.
During the Swedish Democracy Week “Almedalen Week” we will arrange five dialogue meetings. The meetings are part of a series of dialogue meetings aiming at increasing the impact of the Stockholm 50 UN Conference and how we all, “We the Peoples”, can engage to accelerate action now, to reach as close as possible to halfway in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda by June 2022. Click on the links below for more information and registration.
Click here for a catch up from previous Dialogue Meetings
Sustainability Games & Conferences 2022, 2026, 2030 and so on…
– Every four years, just like the Olympics or World Championships
– Local event, around the world, connected digitally for “glocal” sustainability
How let go of the silos and work together as humans?
We need to work together, as humans, to achieve SDGs.
By adding wellbeing we can more easily see how sustainability relates to the individual.
All your innovation resources in one place
2022 Initiative is the hub for sustainable innovation and creative collaboration. We will connect you to the best collaborators available in order to create a constellation of partners, capital and resources.
We already have the solutions and there are plenty of good tools and methods for integrating sustainability in any organization. We have everything to win and nothing to lose by reaching the Global Goals faster. So, why wait? Join us in speeding up the process!
Founder and President
Business is a vital partner in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals because it is the engine and the transformator in the world. However, to do the transformation, we need to put the SDGs in the core of the business strategy. I truly believe that companies and leaders that proactively make sustainability the core of their business strategy will drive innovation and will be the winners of tomorrows economy!
Advisory Board Member
2022 Initiative is a signal to catalyse the regenerative economy, just in time. To celebrate our victories and learn from our mistakes in achieving Sustainable Development Goals, together as humanity, beyond the traditional boundaries and silos.
EXTREME INNOVATION MAKEOVER
It’s not about the solutions, but the way.
Honestly, we know already what needs to be done. Another list won’t cut it. We need to start on the journey of how to proceed. We are currently planning the first 2022 Initiative kick off event. We want to get in touch with absolutely everyone who are interested in taking responsibility for a positive, sustainable and prosperous change. Let’s bridge gaps, cross borders and lower the barriers, within Sweden and beyond. At some point the idea of sustainability just got too boring and limiting, when it should be fun and hopeful. And very much needed. The 2022 Initiative is not another tedious conference but is all about the HOW. Do join in! Send us an email through the button below and add your organisation, company, NGO, governmental branch or yourself to the growing list of 2022 Initiative participants.
Image tribute to: Daniel Holking / WaterAid Sverige
[CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
We are the team
We are people from different walks of life, passionate about contributing to a positive change for Sweden and for the world. The United Nations 17 goals for sustainable development we believe is a wonderful start. But obviously goals are one thing and actually doing it is another. We believe these goals need to be turned into sustainable innovation and that we need milestones on the way and most important Interim Targets by 2022. Do join us!
The Advisory Board is also being extended to include both Swedish and International Ambassadors and expertise. The Advisory Board currently includes:
Co-President of the Club of Rome
CEO & Founder, VATI of Sweden, Board of Directors Ideon Innovation, Business Mentor SDSN Youth
H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Foundation for Young Leadership & Deedster
Deputy Director, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden, Board member UN Global Compact
Strategic Business Advisor, Sustainability, Grant Thornton, Youth Delegate to the UN 2017
Head of Communications, Viable Cities
Prof. Pontus Braunerhjelm
Research Director, Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum and professor at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Malin Dahlberg Markstedt
Manager, Save the Children Sweden, Corporate sustainable development/ Children’s Rights in business operations
Deputy CEO, IVL
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