A digital, green, consumer-powered recovery?

9:00 am
 – 9:30 am
Consumers International

In 2022, over two billion people will purchase goods or services online. Fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic, the rapid growth of e-commerce has fundamentally changed our shopping habits and has raised new challenges for consumer protection and trust. At the same time, the escalating climate emergency has made consumers everywhere more aware of their environmental footprint, and more willing to choose sustainable products.

As leaders gather at Stockholm+50 to celebrate half a century of global environmental action, now is the time to empower consumers to become powerful agents of a green, digital recovery. Our discussion will hear from global leaders about the policy agendas and stakeholder commitments needed to make this a reality.

Our speakers include:

  • Isabelle Durant, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
  • Christiane Rohleder, State Secretary, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection, Germany
  • Joyashree Roy, Lead Author, IPCC 6th Assessment Report, and Professor of Economics at Jadavpur University
  • Helena Leurent, Director General, Consumers International
  • Kelson Wong, Consumers International Next Generation Network Leader, Hong Kong Consumer Council
  • Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder, Executive Director, International Institute for Sustainable Development Europe
  • Jan Bertoft, Secretary General, The Swedish Consumers’
  • Paul Selva Raj, CEO, Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations.

We will discuss critical policy questions:

  • How can governments tackle the online misinformation stalling green consumer action?
  • What regulations are needed to raise the bar of online product sustainability disclosures?

This event will be recorded.