The role of democracy in the climate crisis

2016 was the warmest year ever measured and it is now suspected that 2020 may break the previous record. To achieve the Paris Agreement's goal of a maximum two degree temperature rise, drastic measures are required. The climate is a political issue that has received increasing attention, but which is also an issue that is difficult to resolve. Can democracy as a governing body save the climate? Do authoritarian regimes have a better chance of acting quickly? Is a green dictatorship needed for our survival? Is democracy threatened by the climate crisis?

With these questions as a starting point, FUF invites to discussion and conversation with Daniel Lindvall, PhD in sociology, general secretary of the national initiative for media and information literacy at the Government Offices. Daniel is also one of the authors of the book "Heating - democracy in the time of the climate crisis" which addresses these issues. In relation to the book, we will open up for discussion on how the climate issue and the democracy issue are linked and how the consequences of the climate crisis should best be handled.

The purpose of the conversation is to highlight the role of democracy in the climate crisis, and to better understand the climate-related risks that come with increasing right-wing populism around the world, especially with the upcoming election in the United States.

The discussion takes place via Zoom and requires pre-registration. There is a limited number of places and registration closes at 23:55 on 28/10.

The conversation is organized by FUF's event group, which consists of young non-profit members in the Stockholm area. click here to learn more about the event group and how you can get involved.

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