Week 49: "The future doesn't have to be like Planet of the Apes"

Climate change and the COP28 climate meeting in Dubai have characterized the past week's debate. Photo: Roschetzkylstockphoto. Source: Getty Images/Canva.

Of: Ina Carlsson

During da past week has the other one the week of the UN climate summit COP28 got off the ground. Done has been mirrored on Swedish opinionssidor, where, among other things, trading in emissions rights and demands for increasing use of biofuel in the aviation industry have been debated. Also behovet of a transfer of responsibility from the individual and the individual consumer to system level has is lifted. 

December 11, 2023, Current debate

Week 48: Debate around countries' responsibility for the climate: "Hypocrites do not save the planet"

The UN climate meeting COP28 in Dubai has, among other things, sparked debate about the responsibilities of rich and poor countries in the climate crisis. Photo: Dean Calma/IAEA. Source Flickr.

Of: Benjamin Frisk and Elin Prestgaard

UN: s annual climate summit COP28 ongoing right now i Dubai i United athe rab emirate. As The development magazine previously reported on has valet av spot awakened criticism then the host country is en oil nation. On svenska opinion pages has debaters including discussed whicha roller Rika and poor countries should have for to combat climate change 

December 4, 2023, Current debate

Week 47: Black Friday creates divided opinion among debaters

Black Friday has led to debate about both greenhouse gas emissions and the importance of shopping for freedom and democracy. Photo: CC0/. Source: Rawpixel.

Of: Edwin Borg

During the past week, several debaters have raised criticism against Black Friday. Opinions have differed: some criticize consumerism as contributing to both climate change and poor working conditions, while others see it as a class issue. Some also see consumption as something worth celebrating.

November 27, 2023, Current debate

Week 46: Chalmers banned political demonstrations - created storm of criticism

On November 14, Chalmers University of Technology made a decision to ban political demonstrations and posters on campus, which was discussed in debates and editorials during the past week. Photo: Blondinrikard Fröberg/Flickr.

Of: Mona Adam Abdi and Ellinor Berglund

Striderna continues in Israel and Palestine, and last week Chalmers University of Technology banned students and employees from participating in political demonstrations - which was met with widespread criticism. At the same time Swedish university students and employees have demanded that the government and universities ska boycott Israel by ending research and exchange collaborations.  

November 20, 2023, Current debate

Week 45: Debaters draw attention to growing anti-Semitism in the world

During the past week, several debaters have drawn attention to the growing anti-Semitism in the world. Photo/Source: Flickr.

Of: Ina Carlsson and Benjamin Frisk

Last week was it 85 years then the November pogroms, also called the crystal night. This refers including Svenska Dagbladet's editorial writer to, and mean to the material moisture meter shows you the growing antisemitismWorld create gold in the Jewish the diaspora. Although the aid to Palestine and Sweden approach to the conflict between Israel and Hamas has continued to be subject for debate.  

November 13, 2023, Current debate

Week 44: Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in focus on the opinion pages

Several debaters have discussed Sweden's handling of the conflict between Israel and Hamas during the past week. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Governingskansliet.

Of: Elin Prestgaard

The war between Israel and Hamas continues and the debate in Sweden has been characterized by discussions about growing anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in the wake of the conflict. During the past week, large parts of the debate have been about how the conflict is handled by Swedish politicians and portrayed in the media.

November 6, 2023, Current debate

Week 43: Split opinions on Hassler's climate investigation

John Hassler's climate investigation arouses mixed reactions among debaters. Several of them believe, for example, that it is necessary to have national climate targets, alongside the EU's. Photo: Elima Mwinyipembe/Government Office.

Of: Edwin Borg

John Hassler's climate investigation has created shared opinions of svenska discussion and leader pages. Some see it as a possible positive change within climate change, at the same time as the discussion about Sweden's climate goals vis-à-vis the EU's guidelines intensifies - should Sweden have its own climate goals or ska The EU steers the way forward? 

October 30, 2023, Current debate

Week 42: Debaters worried about genocide of Palestinians and rising anti-Semitism

The Israel-Hamas conflict continues to be debated in the Swedish press. Photo: Wafa. Source: Wikimedia commons.

Of: Agnes Durbeej-Hjalt

The conflict between Israel and Hamas has continued to dominate the Swedish debate and editorial pages during the past week, and the debate is becoming increasingly polarized. Several debaters sound the alarm about an impending genocide of Palestinians, while others point to growing anti-Semitism.

October 23, 2023, Current debate

Week 41: Debate on Sweden's recognition of Palestine

Bombings are taking place in several places in both Israel and Palestine in the conflicts between Israel and the terrorist organization Hamas. The escalated conflict has been discussed among several Swedish debaters and editorial writers during the past week. Photo: Wafa. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Of: Ellinor Berglund

Den latest of the time The development of violence in Israel and Palestine has probably not gone unnoticed. Israel has declared war on the terrorist organization Hamas and thousands of civilian lives have been claimed on both sides. On Swedish debate- and leader pager have debates above all shopped om Sweden's aid to Palestine and om Sweden should dra back his seat recognition of Palestine or not 

October 16, 2023, Current debate

Week 40: "Are there politicians who choose to slow down the necessary change"

Among others, Alice Bah Kunke (right in picture), environmentalist and EU parliamentarian, has criticized the government's climate policy in the past week. On the left in the picture: Sweden's Minister of Climate and Environment, Romina Pourmokhtari (L). Photo: Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU/Fredrik Hjerling. Source: Flickr/ Flickr.

Of: Benjamin Frisk and Mona Adam Abdi

Criticism of the Swedish government's climate work continues. Debaters believe that the government, together with The EU's other right-wing parties, attacks climate policy and slows down the necessary transition.  

October 9, 2023, Current debate