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

COP27: Meaningful participation and lost opportunities

Future COPs, as well as climate conferences and UN conferences in general, must address the gap between policy and people on the ground, according to Melanie Ridout, who works as Global Sustainable Innovation Manager and Climate Resilience Lead at Läkarmissionen. Photo of Doctors for Extinction Rebellion during COP26 protests. Photo by: Melanie Ridout.

Of: Melanie Rideout

Climate change is the inevitable culmination of the bad decisions we have made as a collective community. To address these challenges, we need to fundamentally change the architecture of our current system. That starts with ensuring meaningful participation, from the bottom-up, writes Melanie Rideout, Global Sustainable Innovation Manager and Climate Resilience Lead at Läkarmissionen (LM).

November 3, 2022, Debate, English

Week 22: Climate summit in Stockholm and Turkey's demands for Swedish NATO membership guide this week's debate

This is what it looked like when world leaders triumphantly agreed on the 1,5-degree goal at the climate summit in Paris in 2015. In connection with the Stockholm + 50 meeting that took place this week, it is still a matter of rolling up our sleeves and getting the job done, Lovisa Arvidsson writes in Aftonbladet. Photo: UNclimatechange. Source: Flickr.

Of: Hanne Karlsson and Markus Hietanen

During the past week, both Turkey's demands for Swedish NATO membership and the Stockholm + 50 Climate Summit have been debated. How should Sweden respond to Turkey's various demands and what is most important to prioritize in the climate issue? 

June 8, 2022, Current debate

The Ukraine war becomes important for the UN climate summit in Stockholm

For several years, there have been climate demonstrations around the world. Now in June, the countries of the world gather at the UN climate summit +50 in Stockholm with the ambition of reaching increased consensus in climate change. Photo: Callum Shaw. Source: Unsplash.

Of: Idun Eklind

On 2 and 3 June, the UN climate summit +50 will be held at Älvsjömässan in Stockholm, where Sweden together with Kenya will host. The impending climate crisis requires adaptation work that makes Agenda 2030 a reality, and the Ukraine War may have an impact on future climate work.

June 1, 2022, Notis

China welcomes UN visit following allegations of human rights abuses

In May, UN High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet will visit China, due to the country's treatment of the Uighur ethnic group.

Of: Samira Issa

After five years of waiting, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has been approved to visit Xinjiang in China. The UN wants to visit the region due to reports that up to one million Uighurs are being held in detention camps there.

April 22, 2022, News

Invasion is always wrong - even in Western Sahara

Image from the documentary 3 Stolen Cameras, secretly filmed in occupied Western Sahara by Equipe Media in collaboration with RåFilm.

Of: Lena Thunberg

Russia's invasion of Ukraine rightly takes a large place in the media. But it must not make us completely forget about other wars and conflicts. One of them is Morocco's invasion and occupation of Western Sahara - which was blessed by former US President Donald Trump. This is what Lena Thunberg, editor of Tidskriften Västsahara, writes in a guest analysis.

April 19, 2022, Guest analysis

Human rights activist Sultana: "Western Sahara must be free"

Western Saharan activist Sultana has had her eye removed as she protests against the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara. This is what Lena Thunberg, editor of Tidskriften Västsahara, writes in a guest column. Photo: Jan Strömdahl.

Of: Lena Thunberg

Western Saharan human rights activist Sultana Khaya has been under house arrest for more than a year in Morocco-occupied Western Sahara. Her crime? She waves the flag of Western Sahara. This is what Lena Thunberg, editor of Tidskriften Västsahara, writes in a guest column.

March 31, 2022, Guest chronicle

Millions of people are at risk of starvation when severe droughts hit Somalia

Road outside the city of Jowhar in Somalia an area where many have been forced to leave their homes due to drought and conflict. Photo: Tobin Jones, AMISOM / AU. Source: Flickr.

Of: Wilma Sörman Ivarzon

The drought in Somalia is likely to be the worst in 40 years and thousands are at risk of starvation. Despite this, billions in aid money are missing to be able to meet the problems with the drought.

March 30, 2022, Notis

The UN Environment Assembly is approaching a global agreement on plastic waste

In March, the UN Environment Assembly signed an agreement on plastic waste. By 2024, a legally, internationally binding agreement must be written on littering. Photo: Kim Haughton. Source: Flickr.

Of: Frida Lindberg

The summit with the UN Environment Assembly UNEA in March ended with, among other things, an agreement to develop a global, legally binding agreement on plastic waste. Approaching such an agreement is considered groundbreaking because environmental issues were put on hold during covid-19 - and it is only now that they have returned to the agenda again.

March 29, 2022, Notis