Equitable global development requires that basic needs are met in communities safe from the worst effects of war, global warming, pollution, poverty, and pandemics. Problems persist because we lack a systematic response - but we can gain that if oil and military firms causing problems are transformed into platforms for civilian, sustainable development through conversion and proactive investment campaigns aimed at universities and local investment actors, writes Jonathan Michael Feldman, who works in the Department of Economic History and International Relations at Stockholm University.
Of: Yasmine Posio
With an acute climateödlägive and a serious humaniteär situation ivärlden it is not enough to as the government reduce areåndet through the extensive avräthe knowledge one has now chosen to giveöra. Sweden has all möopportunities to be a sanctuary förmäpeople fleeing war and föpressure and at the same time stå upp för and areåndspolitik värd the name. It writes the Left Party's aid policy spokesperson Yasmine Posio.
June 13, 2022, Debate
Of: Maria Ferm
International aid is under threat. Despite the fact that we live in a time where development assistance is more important than ever, several parties in the Riksdag want to reduce it in various ways. Instead, the Green Party wants to both increase international aid to at least 1% of GNI and stand up for a humane refugee reception. It writes Maria Ferm, foreign policy spokesperson within the Green Party.
June 3, 2022, Debate
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
Last week's debate has, among other things, discussed the EU's decision to withdraw subsidies for countries that do not comply with the rule of law - and what this could mean for regimes such as Poland and Hungary. Furthermore, several debaters have criticized the Green Party's statement that investments in nuclear power can cause uranium dependence on Russia.
February 21, 2022, Current debate
Increased pressure on companies, individuals and governments to produce and consume sustainably has created an interest in alternative materials and food. One of the new shooting stars is the seagrass. As a multifaceted, climate-positive and a possible replacement for both burgers and plastics, companies have begun their investments along the continents' coasts. The question is what consequences industrial seagrass cultivation will have for local residents, ecosystems and international politics.
December 20, 2021, Analysis
Of: Sara Lannebo
Last week's debate revolved around the COP26 climate conference, which ended on Saturday. Climate debt, hypocrisy and Sweden's role in climate change were discussed on Swedish debate pages while world leaders were in the final negotiations at the conference.
November 15, 2021, Current debate
Date and time: 23 Nov, 17:30 - 19:30
Welcome to the launch of The Future of Peace, an anthology of mainly young writers, produced with the support of the Human Security Association and the Association for Development Issues (FUF). The anthology raises thoughts about how we create sustainable peace and security based on contemporary and future challenges and its solutions. It has been made possible with funding from the Folke Bernadotte Academy. Now you have the chance […]
Trade, development and climate: A future exploration in the wake of the crisis of hyperglobalization
Date and time: 10 Nov, 16:00 - 17:30
Sign up here! Welcome to a conversation with economist Stefan de Vylder about the future of the role of free trade in poverty reduction, the role of developing countries, the relationship between climate and free trade and future trade. Who are really the winners and losers in globalization? This and much more Stefan will tell about at Wednesday's digital seminar. The World Trade Organization (WTO) has contributed to […]
Of: Frida Hjärtman
Utvecklingsmagasinet talks with Marianne Bogle from CSR Sweden about how Swedish companies work with responsibility and sustainability issues, so-called CSR issues. As operations manager for an actor who works for goal 17 on partnership, she describes how Swedish companies are good at, among other things, environmental and climate issues. But there are still obstacles for companies to fully promote the work towards sustainability goals and too strong a focus on efficiency and growth in Swedish companies hinders the prioritization of CSR.
June 24, 2021, Interview