Difficult to motivate India to reduce climate emissions

A diesel-powered stone crusher next to a wind farm in the state of Chhattisgarh. Photo: Land Rover Our Planet / Flickr.

Of: Elin Holm

Rich countries are better placed to reduce their emissions, but India and other low-income countries will be hit faster and harder by climate change. At the same time, India has a unique position to build its welfare with green solutions from the beginning. But for that to be possible, it is also necessary for richer countries to live up to their promises.

November 4, 2021, Analysis

Indian farmers continue to protest against agricultural reforms

Since the autumn of 2020, Indian farmers have been protesting against new agricultural reforms. Photo: Ananth BS, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Of: Josefine Hörkeby

Indian farmers have been protesting against agricultural reforms since last autumn and are demanding that they be stopped. They believe that their livelihoods are deteriorating. The Indian government believes that it is a necessary modernization of the agricultural system.

May 4, 2021, Analysis

Week 17: New wave of covid-19 in India, Swedish geopolitics and authoritarian regimes

Photo: Firos nv, Unsplash

Of: Erica Frank and Sofia Karlsson

This week, the debate has mainly focused on global health, focusing on India's new wave of covid-19, so-called vaccine nationalism, and how the Indian government has handled the crisis. It has also been written about Erdogan's influence on Swedish history writing and about Swedish handling of authoritarian regimes.

May 4, 2021, Current debate

The Global Repercussion of Farmer Protests in India

Members of various farmers associations are protesting against new laws impacting the agricultural sector, in Pendjab, India. Photo: Randeep Maddoke; randeepphotoartist@gmail.com, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Of: Anne Eliassen Theys

Since November 2020, thousands of Indian farmers protested on the streets of New Delhi against Prime Minister Modi's agricultural reforms. Despite the fact that the government opposes international interference, this seemingly local matter has international consequences.

April 26, 2021, Magazine, News article

Disha Ravi: Climate activism and peasant protests in India

In the autumn of 2020, Indian farmers began to protest against agricultural reforms. Photo: Wikimedia Commons CC BY 2.0

Of: Josefine Hörkeby

The founder of Fridays for Future India, Disha Ravi, who was previously arrested on suspicion of conspiracy against the Government of India, has now been released on bail. The 22-year-old activist is one of many Indian environmental activists who are threatened or criminalized.

March 27, 2021, News

Environmental migrant or climate refugee - why are definitions so important?

Does it matter what you call people fleeing their homes due to climate change?

Of: Jennifer Augustsson and Johanna Sundbeck

By 2050, an estimated 143 million people will be forced to flee their homes due to climate change. Whether they should be called climate refugees or environmental migrants is widely discussed, which means that many people on the run fall between the cracks with life-changing consequences.

June 28, 2019, Report

Why sand is selling in the desert

Extracting sand for building material affects ecosystems and causes islands to erode and disappear. Photo: USACE NY, Flickr.

Of: Aida Esmailzadeh Davani and Erika Alm

Selling sand in the desert is an old proverb to describe a skilled salesman. However, the definition may need to be reevaluated. Sand used in construction is becoming a rare and precious resource and the high demand is causing problems for ecosystems and humans alike.

June 17, 2019, Article, English, Magazine

How do we react when the anxiety in the world increases?

Donald J. Trump and Kim Jong Un meet for a dinner in Hanoi for their second summit (February 2019). Photo: Shealah

Of: Moa Zeidlitz

The Hanoi summit is canceled prematurely at the same time as India and Pakistan launch a sharp attack on each other. This means that the clouds of unrest are accumulating over the global pursuit of peace. Sweden and the EU are responding to this with both outstretched hands and armed defense.

March 6, 2019, Current debate