Stockholms stad

The City of Stockholm arranges exciting days with climate solutions and inspiration


Meet climate experts 2-5 June as the square Sergels torg is transformed into ”Gröna plattan”. Research, knowledge and practical tips will be offered to Stockholmers of all ages through panel discussions, workshops and a number of fun activities.

In 2022 it will be fifty years since the first United Nations conference on the human environment – the 1972 Stockholm Conference. This year Stockholm is yet again the host city for the conference.

-Stockholm has come a long way since the first environment conference 50 years ago. The air is cleaner, the water purer and the climate emissions lower. But a lot remains to be done, and we need to do it together – The City, its inhabitants and many other players. I hope that “Gröna plattan” will be an important meeting place and perhaps even the beginning of the green Stockholm of the future, says Katarina Luhr (MP) Vice Mayor for Environment and Climate.

During four days you can listen to researchers from MIT, KTH, Stockholm Resilience Center and more, who give their perspectives on entrepreneurship, equality, pollination and gardening. You’ll also meet a gardner and even a bishop!

You will have several opportunities to meet climate and sustainability experts from the City. You could also do a study visit at Norra Djurgårdsstaden, a city district with many exciting and sustainable solutions. For the young, there will be targeted workshops, one where they can try biomimicry – a way to mimic nature’s own smart solutions. Children can enjoy gardening crafts and will be entertained by climate super heroes and Kulturskolan Stockholm.

Elisabeth Ekstrand, press secretary
Phone: 08–508 296 02076–122 96 02

Full program in Swedish: Gröna plattan, program

Talks and workshops in English

3 June

Digital cities: Cooling down Stockholm

2:00 - 2:45 pm

Due to climate change, heat events and rising temperatures will have a big impact on the health of inhabitants in urban areas –even in Stockholm. The urban green infrastructure, nearby forests, parks and trees can, apart from adding recreational values, significantly reduce temperatures in public spaces. How can digital technologies and models help increase the understanding of such effects, and develop knowledge when planning a heat resilient city? 

4 June

Carbon neutrality and climate adaptation

2:00 - 2:30 pm

CNCA – Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance is an international group of cities committed to achieving transformative climate action. Listen to Michael Shank, Co Director of CNCA and Björn Hugosson, Chief Climate Officer of the City of Stockholm. They explain how cities can work together towards carbon neutrality.


Dr Michael Shank, co-director of Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance

Björn Hugosson, Chief Climate Officer City of Stockholm Executive Office

5 June

Garden talk: Soil Biology Architecture

10:00 -10:45 am

How soil microbes can rescue our food system and build planetary health.

Josef Carey, 59 Degrees


Workshop: How to cultivate microbes or How to make soil

12:30 - 1:00 pm

How to make soil

Josef Carey, 59 Degrees

English: Only one earth

13:00 –13:30

About World Environment Day, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the UN conference Stockholm+50.

With Inger Andersen, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.

Inger Andersen, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.

Utopian Stories – Sustainable transformation and the 2030 Agenda

3:00 - 3:45 pm

How do we use creative storytelling as a tool for sustainable transformation? How do we include equality and woman’s rights? What changes are we prepared to make for a sustainable future?


Gertrud Åström, Ph.D HC, gender equality expert and member of the Stockholm 2030 agenda committee

Laura Pereira, DPhil (Oxon), Associate Professor, Global Change Institute, University of the Witwatersrand and Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholms university
Dr Michael Shank, co-director of CNCA - Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance

Alasdair Skelton, professor in geochemistry och petrology at Stockholm University and Researcher’s Desk


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