Fast fashion is often associated with large amounts of waste and negative impact on the environment. But there are several ideas for how the textile industry could become more sustainable. Photo: Bicanski. Source: Pixnio.
Of: Cecilia Bergh and Felizia Livskog
Fast fashion contributes to climate change, pollution and unfair working conditions for those who produce the clothes. Despite that, many people collect new clothes at a furious pace, while the old ones are not too rarely dumped in landfills in Africa or Asia. But with the EU's recently voted textile strategy, this is to change - and fashion companies take more responsibility for clothing production.
July 12, 2023, Report
The Amazon rainforest is important for animals, plants and people - yet the deforestation of the rainforest continues at an ever faster pace. Photo: David Riano Cortés. Source: Pexels.
Of: Cecilia Bergh
The Amazon is the largest and most species-rich rainforest in the world. It is vital for animal and plant species, but also for humans. Despite that, the deforestation of the Amazon continues and in February the devastation hit a new record.
March 22, 2023, Development magazine explains
Date and time: 27 Mar, 17:30 - 19:00
Information in English below. FUF's local group Uppsala invites you to a panel discussion on global challenges linked to industrial and large-scale agriculture as well as small-scale and alternative agriculture. The conversation will touch on different areas within the agricultural industry based on a sustainability perspective where both the social, economic and ecological aspects are highlighted. What are the strengths and weaknesses [...]
March 15, 2023, Calendar, Local group, Seminars, Educational activity
Date and time: 12 Mar, 13:00 - 18:00
Gotland's nation and FUF's local group in Uppsala invite you to our 10th Clothing Swap Day (also called Nordic Swap Day) to find your perfect Uni wardrobe! Information about the event Sunday the 12th of March, Submission between 13:00 – 15:00. Exchange between 17:00 – 18:00. – It's free: no nation card is required to […]
February 27, 2023, Calendar, Local group, Seminars, Educational activity
In Lima, the capital of Peru, several ecosystems are threatened by the growing shantytowns. This has caused marginalized groups to be portrayed as a threat to biological diversity, writes Chakad Ojani, postdoctoral fellow in social anthropology at Uppsala University. Pictured: Improvised housing in southern Lima. Photo: Chakad Ojani.
Of: Chakad Ojani
In Peru's capital Lima, biodiversity is threatened by urbanization and the rapidly growing number of shantytowns. At the same time, the protection of unique ecosystems becomes a threat to the city's economically vulnerable residents Environmental work must therefore cooperate with an uncompromising fight for equality and inclusion. It writes Chakad Ojani, postdoctoral fellow in social anthropology at Uppsala University.
February 2, 2023, Guest analysis
Nations today are faced with the Energy Trilemma; how to achieve energy security, energy equity and environmental sustainability – at the same time. And transitioning towards renewable forms of energy is essential to achieve human security worldwide, according to Marie Stjernquist Desatnik at Naturskyddsföreningen (the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, SSNC). Image: A military attack on energy infrastructure. Photo by: Ecoaction.
Of: Marie Stjernquist Desatnik
The world's addiction to fossils fuel is the main contributor to the climate crisis, and it impacts peace and security worldwide. This was clearly demonstrated in 2022 by Russia's invasion of Stjernquist desatnik, Senior Climate Policy Advisor at The Nature Conservation Society (the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, SSNC). She I argues That ttransitioning towards renewable forms of energy is essential to
January 17, 2023, English, Guest analysis, Guest piece, Magazine
Diversification, i.e. having several different income-generating activities, is vital for many poor women in rural Kenya. Various actors should therefore take measures to promote diversification. That's what Ella Ihre, master's student in rural development and natural resource management at SLU, writes in a guest analysis. Photo: Ella Ihre. Location: Kitui, Kenya.
Of: Ella Ihre
Att have several income-generating activities have become an increasingly important survival strategy for women in rural Kenya. Improved infrastructure, climate adaptations and self-help groups can promote women's work and thus their own livelihood.
December 13, 2022, Guest analysis
Date and time: 28 Nov, 17:00 - 18:00
The global average temperature has risen by 1,1 degrees since pre-industrial times. If the temperature rises above 1,8 degrees, the climate could become life-threatening for half of the world's population, according to the UN's climate panel IPCC. 194 of the world's countries agreed through the Paris Agreement in 2015 to limit temperature increases to 1,5 degrees. From the 6th to the 18th of November, COP27 is taking place, which is [...]
November 11, 2022, Calendar, Seminars
Date and time: 17 Nov, 09:00 - 17:00
November 17-18 is the time for the Human Rights Days in Örebro and of course FUF is there! During this year's MR days, FUF will arrange a seminar on Ultra fast fashion and its consequences, hold a quiz about the global goals and participate in a career fair for students together with Globalportalen and the Voluntärbyrån. Read more about […]
November 9, 2022, Calendar, Seminars
Information in English below. The agricultural sector is today the second largest source of emissions on our planet. In order for us to be able to reduce emissions and be able to provide food for future generations, agriculture must undergo a transition and become more sustainable, but what should the transition look like? FUF Lund invites, in collaboration with the Citizen's School and the Central Asian Groups, to […]
October 24, 2022, Calendar, Local group, Educational activity