On June 8, 2022, the Swedish Christian Newspaper Dagen published an article about Stockholm +50 and World Environment Day titled "Without hope, climate work will stop." The author, Elisabeth Sandlund, emphasizes the importance of combining criticism of collective and individual behavior with what gives hope - progress in the environmental field that proves that change is possible and technological advances that promise a bright future.
Sandlund notes that:
Giving hope is a Christian specialty, something that we as Christians and individuals can contribute to. It is no coincidence that Thomas Schirrmacher, the Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance WEA, was one of the participants in the environmental conference Stockholm +50 and that when he met the Swedish Evangelical Alliance representatives, he emphasized the importance of addressing the climate crisis seriously, especially for the world's most vulnerable.