For generations people have been farming the harsh lands in Sumapaz, Colombia. Photo: Nellie Banestig.
Av: Nellie Banestig
Caught between two opposing sides of an armed conflict, campesinos, the farmers of Sumapaz in rural Colombia, have had to face adversity for decades. After the 2016 peace treaty signing between the Colombian state and the FARC-guerilla, things began to improve yet the effects of the conflict are still being felt by many civilians. Campesinos livelihoods are still threatened, as is the strong cultural identity tied to that livelihood. This begs the question; is peace in effect for all of Colombia?
25 februari, 2021, Chronicle, Guest piece, Magazine, Main article
Photo: Borana Women,Ethiopia,Rod Waddington.Flickr.
Av: Ghadeer Hussein
Five years ago the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations and since then they have become a roadmap for global development. But are they relevant on the local level? Are they as universal as they claim to be?
30 december, 2020, English, Magazine, News article, Nyhet
Tony Clark, The CEO of Avfall Sverige. Photo: Avfall Sverige.
Av: Maria Malmsten
Sustainable waste management is key for reaching many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Well planned waste management aims to reduce, reuse and recycle waste. I interviewed Tony Clark, CEO of Avfall Sverige, to discuss how to make waste management more sustainable.
29 december, 2020, Article, English, Intervju, Magazine
The water billboard set up in Lima, Peru, by the University of Technology in Lima enables locals to have access to free clean water. (“Photo: Plantamer blog post.”)
Doing more with less. This is how the economist Navi Radjou defines frugal innovations. Although it is an old practice, it is only now resurfacing as a smart and sustainable approach to international development. As this economic approach rethinks consumerism and resource management, can we look at it as the future of development?
27 december, 2020, Article, English, Magazine, Reportage
Monitoring global development requires agreed-upon data-collection methods for the coming years. Photo: Dan Gordon/Flickr.
Av: Alexandru Mocanu
Monitoring development is a complex area and not without unsettled issues. Those include insufficient data and limited consensus on how to measure progress. This also reflects upon monitoring progress towards achieving SDGs.
26 december, 2020, Article, English, Magazine, Reportage
Illustrating a school girl in Nepal. Photo: Wellington College (A trip to Nepal)/Flickr.
Av: Irina Martin
Along with my classmates from Lund University, together we wrote a project proposal which, fictionally, has been approved by the European Commission as part of the course assignment. After hours of discussion and reflections, the decision was to deal with the lack of menstrual health education and accessible menstrual products in the district of Chitwan […]
25 december, 2020, Chronicle, English, Krönika, Magazine
Photo: Gerry Machen/Flickr
Climate change threatens the world as we know it and the need for climate action is getting more pressing every day. The impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on oil prices opens the door to a green recovery without fossil fuel subsidies.
22 december, 2020, Article, English, Magazine, Reportage
Morten Kjaerum, Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights (“Photo: FUF Lund/RWI Lund”)
Av: Chiara D’Agni och Yi-Chia Chen
Human rights cities, as Lund, is a new phenomenon and according to a recent report by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) they can better contribute to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). FUF Magazine has interviewed the Director of the RWI, Morten Kjaerum, to talk about SDGs and human rights cities.
21 december, 2020, Article, English, Intervju, Magazine
Economic growth contributes to climate change through large scale resource extraction.
Photo: Andrew Taylor/Flickr
Av: Alice Castensson och Julian Dannefjord
The United Nations envisions both increased economic growth and effective climate action by the end of this decade. The combination of these is not consistent in the current state of the world. To effectively combat the threat of climate change, we need a shift in the status quo and a different economic structure.
20 december, 2020, Chronicle, English, Krönika, Magazine
Illustrating the Importance of Water in the Navajo Nation Photo: Dig Deep
Av: Alice Antoniou och Julia Mühlhauser
Covid-19 has increased awareness of the importance of sanitation globally; however, many face challenges meeting hygiene needs due to difficulties accessing clean water. Native Americans in the United States are particularly hard hit by this issue.
19 december, 2020, English, Magazine, News article, Nyhet