The Unintended Consequences of the Colombian Peace Agreement

Deforestation and violence aimed at those protecting the environment have increased in the post-conflict period following the 2016 permanent ceasefire agreement in Colombia. Photo: Katie Rodriguez / Unsplash

Of: Eleonora Moen

Deforestation is harmful in tropical areas, and most of the tropical regions of the world are located in conflict-ridden countries. Thus there is an often unexplored relationship between deforestation and conflict zones. In the case of Colombia, the peace process has led to an increase in deforestation, as well as an increase in violence on those who aim to protect the environment.

June 23, 2021, Long read, Magazine

Sweden should take responsibility for both Antarctica and its weapons

Where has Sweden's commitment and responsibility for Antarctica taken? several debaters wonder.

Of: Christina Arvidsson

Following the suspected assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashouggi, several debaters are demanding an end to Swedish arms exports to Saudi Arabia. Other debaters wonder where Sweden's commitment and responsibility for Antarctica has gone.

October 24, 2018, Current debate

Reduce climate change and hunger with trees

Benta Muga in Kenya uses agroforestry on his farm and plants crops together with trees. Photo: Amunga Eschuchi, Vi-skogen

Benta Muga in Kenya uses agroforestry on his farm and plants crops together with trees. Photo: Amunga Eschuchi, Vi-skogen

Of: Anders Malmer, Christina Schaffer, Kristina Mastroianni, Linda Andersson, Madeleine Fogde, Maria Ölund, Maria Schultz and Mattias Goldmann

It is not sustainable to solve the need for more food and feed with continued deforestation or overuse of agricultural land. Instead, we need to invest in production that reduces emissions, increases biodiversity and provides food for people. Part of the solution is about trees, write researchers and organizations within the Agroforestry Network.

October 1, 2018, Debate