Black Friday has led to debate about both greenhouse gas emissions and the importance of shopping for freedom and democracy. Photo: CC0/. Source: Rawpixel.
Of: Edwin Borg
During the past week, several debaters have raised criticism against Black Friday. Opinions have differed: some criticize consumerism as contributing to both climate change and poor working conditions, while others see it as a class issue. Some also see consumption as something worth celebrating.
November 27, 2023, Current debate
Gotlands nation and FUF Uppsala (The Swedish Development Forum's local group) invite you to our Clothing Swap Day no. 11 (also called Nordic Swap Day) to find your perfect Uni wardrobe! During the clothing swap, you can also try FUF Uppsala's quiz about sustainable consumption and production. Put yourself out there, talk to us and rise […]
October 31, 2023, English, Calendar, Local group, Educational activity
Unsustainable consumption is one of the main causes of climate change - and that we thereby risk the stability of the planet, say Johan Rockström, professor of environmental science, and several other environmental scientists. Photo: dmncwndrlch/Pixabay, Twitter.
Of: Fanny Tegman Lindholm
Sweden's material footprint is increasing and sustainable consumption and production patterns are one of our biggest challenges. During In Almedal week 2022, there was a consensus among researchers about the negative impact of overconsumption on the climate.
July 26, 2022, Almedalen - article, Report
On Kungsgatan, one of Gothenburg's most popular shopping streets, shopping people often meet recruiters from various organizations. Photo: News Øresund / Jenny Andersson. Source: Flickr.
Of: Agnes Von Unge
Today, non-profit organizations often use member recruiters in the city to raise money for their businesses. At the same time, the change needed in the consumer society requires that organizations also change their fundraising strategies.
March 10, 2022, Chronicle
Last year, the devastation of the Amazon in Brazil increased by 22 percent compared to 2020. This is the highest annual deforestation in 15 years. Photo: quapan. Source: flickr.
Of: Ebba Eriksson
The destruction of the Amazon, the lungs of the earth, threatens biodiversity as well as the rights and lives of indigenous peoples. Alarming reports of deforestation of an area as large as France and images of burning primeval forest arouse strong feelings in many and a desire to be able to help - and we in Sweden can be involved and influence.
March 1, 2022, Chronicle
Swedish textile consumption has increased by almost 30 percent during the 2000s. Photo: OiMax / Flickr
Of: Johanna Wolff
The fashion industry is increasingly promising sustainable solutions. Companies like H&M have been accepting textiles for recycling and recycling for a couple of years now. But an overconfidence in the circular economy can lead to continued unsustainable consumption and a high climate impact.
March 18, 2020, Report
The EU should immediately suspend negotiations with Turkey on EU membership, some debaters write.
Of: Ina Carlsson
The EU's conflict with Turkey over who will receive the many migrants continues. Several debaters believe that the EU must put pressure on Turkish President Erdogan to reach a new migration agreement. In addition, this week WWF has been criticized for its support for cotton certifications.
March 12, 2020, Current debate
On Black Friday, we are encouraged to consume more than usual. It has created debate on Swedish opinion pages.
Of: Rebecka Rönnegård
Is climate colonialism behind Swedes' consumption? Or is it in fact poverty that causes emissions? These are issues that have been debated in connection with Black Friday and the UN climate summit in Madrid. In addition, Sweden's military efforts in Iraq and the new EU Commission have been discussed.
December 4, 2019, Current debate