News article, Nyhet

SDGs: does one size really fit all?

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?

Av: Ghadeer Hussein, 30 december, 2020

Tony Clark, The CEO of Avfall Sverige. Photo: Avfall Sverige.
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Waste Management Is Key to Sustainable Development

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.

Av: Maria Malmsten, 29 december, 2020

Reportage

Frugal Innovations: The Future of Development?

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

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Monitoring SDGs progress: old issues and new challenges

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.

Av: Alexandru Mocanu, 26 december, 2020

Chronicle, Krönika

The one solution connecting multiple SDGs in Nepal

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 […]

Av: Irina Martin, 25 december, 2020

Reportage

Climate Action: Addressing Fossil Fuel Subsidies

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

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When SDGs Meet Human Rights Cities

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.

Av: Chiara D’Agni och Yi-Chia Chen, 21 december, 2020

Chronicle, Krönika

Why economic growth won’t save the climate

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.

Av: Alice Castensson och Julian Dannefjord, 20 december, 2020