Therefore, several actors are calling for a boycott of COP28

Several actors within the environmental movement are calling for a boycott of the climate conference COP28, which this year is being held in the United Arab Emirates. Photo: Alisdare Hickson. Source: Flickr.

Of: Benjamin Frisk

FN:s climate conference COP28 held this year in Dubai i United athe rab emirate. This has drawn criticism from both activists and climateorganizations, and a campaign to boycott the conference has spread worldwide. The development magazine analyzes the arguments for and against a boycott of COP28.  

November 28, 2023, Development magazine explains

After the earthquake in Morocco: Girls and women hardest hit

Girls and women were hit hardest by the powerful earthquake that occurred in Morocco in September. The earthquake affected, among other things, women's ability to take care of their hygiene and girls' ability to go to school. Pictured: Gwendolen Eamer, Principal Director of Emergency Operations at the IFRC. Photo: Benoît Carpentier/IFRC.

Of: Benjamin Frisk

Don September 8, Morocco was hit by a strong earthquake which led to approximately 3 000 dead and 6 000 injured, according to FN. Among them var women and girls worst affected, and several organizations emphasize the weight of a gender-aware perspective at disaster response. 

November 22, 2023, Development magazine explains

EU cooperates with Tunisia - despite accusations of inhumane treatment of migrants

In July this year, the EU concluded a cooperation agreement with Tunisia with the aim of stopping the large number of African migrants from reaching Europe illegally. The collaboration has been criticized by several different human rights organizations. Photo: Martin Schulz/US Naval Forces Europe-Africa. Source: Flickr.

Of: Mona Adam Abdi

Several human rights organizations have noticed how African migrants are subjected to violence by Tunisian security forces. Reports indicate that migrants forcibly placed and left under difficult conditions in the extreme heat of the Sahara desert - without water and shelter. At the same time, the European Commission has recently concluded a cooperation agreement with Tunisia to put an end to the number of migrants who trying get to Europe.  

November 6, 2023, Development magazine explains

Africa's top politicians want to introduce a global carbon tax

At the Africa Climate Summit conference, which brought together representatives from the African countries, a global carbon tax was proposed, among other things, to finance climate adaptation and renewable energy on the continent. Pictured: Kenyan President William Samoei Ruto. Source: Flickr.

Of: Ina Carlsson

In September met representatives in de African countries of climate conferenceen Africa Climate Summit (ACS) in Kenya in order to discuss common solutions of climate change. The conference resulted in the Nairobi Declaration - which, among other things, proposes a global carbon tax to large emitters must contribute with sea resources to low-income countries. The declaration will form the basis of the countries' joint strategy at the climate conference COP28, which will be held in November.  

November 6, 2023, Development magazine explains

Three reasons for Russia's actions in Nagorno-Karabakh

Russia has gradually shifted its position in the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. Development Magazine explains the potential reasons for that. Pictured: The memorial monument Susha/Sushi in Nagorno Karabakh, a landmark for Armenia's partial victory in the 1992 conflict. Photo: Istockphotos/OSTILL.

Of: Elin Prestgaard

Conflicts om Nagorno-Karabakh flared up again in September and thousands of Armenians have fled the area. While the two warring parties Armenia and Azerbaijan has acted and reacted along known lines, there is a third actor whose actions may appear more surprising: Russia. 

November 2, 2023, Development magazine explains

The UN warns: The world's climate work is not enough

For the first time ever, the UN summarizes the world's climate work - and calls on countries to take more ambitious measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Photo (left): Matt Palmer. Source: Unsplash. Photo (right): The report Global Stocktake's third and final technical dialogue opens at the Bonn Climate Change Conference. Photo: UNclimatechange. Source: Flickr.

Of: Edwin Borg

The countries of the world are far from reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement, and emissions could exceed the interim targets by 40 percent if something is not done immediately. It shows the newly released Global stock roof- the report - in which the UN for the first time ever summarizes the climate work of the world's countries. The report launchesas ahead of the UN climate conference, COP28, to put pressure on the countries of the world to scale up the work against climate change.

October 18, 2023, Development magazine explains

The M23 rebel group in Congo-Kinshasa - this is how the conflict has escalated

Troops from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) will in the future try to curb the rebel group M23 in eastern Congo-Kinshasa. Pictured: Soldiers from UN peacekeeping forces in 2013 who had been sent to North Kivu province when the M23 rebels were last active. Photo: MONUSCO Photos/Flickr.

Of: Agnes Durbeej-Hjalt

Last fall, the M23 rebel group in eastern Congo-Kinshasa agreed to a ceasefire, mone it was quickly broken. Sthe thirties have continued and over 800 people have been forced to flee since 2021† Now sendr additional African countries troops to the area - and fclay experts fears an intensification of the conflict. - Is the Third Congo War on the way? asks Africa expert Teresa Nogueira pinto 

June 22, 2023, Development magazine explains

Agreement between the EU and Great Britain to prevent tensions in Northern Ireland

In the spring, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen presented the new 'Windsor Framework', which replaces the former Northern Ireland Protocol. Photo: UK Prime Minister. Source: Flickr.

Of: Amanda Rossling

Britain and the EU agree a framework for Northern Ireland and Ireland, after lengthy discussions on the so-called Northern Ireland Protocol - which was signed when the UK left the EU. The framework will simplify trade in the UK and be a means of avoiding tensions between Northern Ireland and Ireland. 

May 12, 2023, Development magazine explains

Australia to vote on constitutional amendment for indigenous peoples: "Now we have the chance"

Soon, Australia will vote on increased political influence for the country's indigenous people. But according to opinion polls, a narrow majority is in favor of the constitutional amendment. Pictured: Australia's three flags – the country's national flag (left), Aboriginal flag (centre) and Torres Strait Islander flag (right). Photo: Photo: Leonard J Matthews. Source: Flickr.

Of: Signe Andersson

The indigenous peoples in Australia the most disadvantaged group is i the country and experiences, among other things, discrimination in work, healthcare and the legal system. A referendum is to be held later this year in which the population will vote for or against securing the Aboriginal and Tof the Orressund Islanders political influence in parliament. 

April 25, 2023, FUF-correspondents, Development magazine explains

The deforestation of the Amazon breaks a new record

The Amazon rainforest is important for animals, plants and people - yet the deforestation of the rainforest continues at an ever faster pace. Photo: David Riano Cortés. Source: Pexels.

Of: Cecilia Bergh

The Amazon is the largest and most species-rich rainforest in the world. It is vital for animal and plant species, but also for humans. Despite that, the deforestation of the Amazon continues and in February the devastation hit a new record.

March 22, 2023, Development magazine explains