Oil refineries and punitive tariffs will help the climate

Preemraff in Lysekil

Expanding the oil refinery in Lysekil is a good global environmental policy, according to the Sweden Democrats' Martin Kinnunen. Photo: Lars Falkdalen Lindahl (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Of: Kerstin Edquist

Can an oil refinery in Sweden be good for the global climate? Or should we impose tariffs on big emitters like the US and China? These are issues that have been debated this week. In addition, feminist foreign policy has received both praise and rice.

January 30, 2020, Current debate

China's ambassador creates outrage on leaders' sides

China's ambassador to Sweden has created a debate following his threats and pressure on journalists.

Of: Rebecka Rönnegård

What consequences will there be for China's ambassador to Sweden after a series of undemocratic initiatives? This is a question that several editorial boards have asked themselves in the past week. In addition, the World Economic Forum is considered to be characterized by the climate crisis for the first time.

January 22, 2020, Current debate

"Global emission reductions must be the overriding goal of policy"

The international perspective must permeate all Swedish climate policy, write nine researchers at DN Debatt.

Of: Sarah Hyde

Sweden's climate policy has continued to be debated on several opinion pages during the week. Some want the international perspective to permeate Swedish climate policy, others that large-scale environmental damage should become an international crime. The EU's role in the US-Iran conflict has also been discussed.

January 16, 2020, Current debate

Debaters demand more international cooperation

Dealing with major forest fires and climate change requires more international cooperation, according to several debaters.

Of: Filippa Dyrefors

Many worried voices have been heard in connection with the ongoing fires in Australia and the recent UN climate summit in Madrid. This has given rise to a debate about climate change and who actually bears the ultimate responsibility in global climate work.

January 8, 2020, Current debate

Increased inequality in the world has aroused debate about Sweden's development assistance

inequality

Electrification can be the key to achieving most of the goals in Agenda 2030, according to this week's debaters, when the focus is on inequality in the world.

Of: Amanda Wibne Romild

Last week, the UN Development Program (UNDP) published a report on human development, which begins with “Inequality. Evidence is everywhere ”. This has resulted in this week's debate focusing on the causes of inequalities and demands for change in Swedish development aid policy.

December 17, 2019, Current debate

Black Friday created a debate about climate colonialism and poverty

Shopping

On Black Friday, we are encouraged to consume more than usual. It has created debate on Swedish opinion pages.

Of: Rebecka Rönnegård

Is climate colonialism behind Swedes' consumption? Or is it in fact poverty that causes emissions? These are issues that have been debated in connection with Black Friday and the UN climate summit in Madrid. In addition, Sweden's military efforts in Iraq and the new EU Commission have been discussed.

December 4, 2019, Current debate

"Culture and leadership pages have been completely silent"

Today's ETC lead writer Somar al Naher is critical of the lack of interest in the uprising in Iraq, both from the Swedish left and from the journalist corps.

Of: Sarah Hyde

This week's debate has called for support from several quarters for the fight for democracy - in both Iran and Iraq as well as Hong Kong. At the same time, Sida is responding to criticism of the assistance provided in the form of cash benefits to the very poorest.

November 27, 2019, Current debate

Shaking scenes in Hong Kong worry debaters

Protesters in Hong Kong

The conflict between protesters and the Hong Kong government has escalated over the week. Many protesting students have been imprisoned at a university. Photo: Studio Incendo (CC BY 2.0)

Of: Filippa Dyrefors

The protests in Hong Kong have been going on since March, and this week the conflict between the protesters and the government has escalated. In Sweden, a number of debaters have expressed their concern about the increasingly uncontrolled situation. At the same time, the debate about the Swedish development agency Sida has continued on the opinion pages.

November 20, 2019, Current debate

Criticism of aid continues on Swedish opinion pages

In recent months, Sida and Swedish development assistance have received harsh criticism on Swedish opinion pages.

Of: Amanda Wibne Romild

The debate about corruption and poor control of Swedish development assistance continues in Swedish newspapers. Svenska dagbladet's guest writer demands an aid preparation and the Sweden Democrats demand clearer demands for aid recipients. At the same time, other debaters are expressing concern about increased opposition to sexual rights in many countries around the world.

November 14, 2019, Current debate