Vaccinate against evil

Date and time: 5 July, 18:00 - 18:55

War, human rights abuses, exploitation of children and people living in vulnerability, environmental degradation and oppression - the symptoms of the world's horrors are many. Is evil a driving force or factor behind the horrors that humans expose each other and nature to? What if we could vaccinate away evil, like a virus? How would this go to […]

June 29, 2022, Almedalen - event, Calendar, Seminars, Webcast

Strong criticism of mining in Gállok gets the green light

Natural landscape in the Jokkmokk area. Photo: Matteo Liberati. Source: Canva

Of: Hanne Karlsson

At the end of March, the government gave the green light for the British mining company Beowulf Mining to investigate the possibilities of conducting mining operations in Gállok in Jokkmokk municipality. The decision has long been debated both nationally and globally due to most conflicts of interest over a possible mine. Since the decision was announced, several nature and human rights organizations have expressed sharp criticism of the proposal.

April 27, 2022, News

Fateful climate report was released in the shadow of the war in Ukraine

- I have seen many reports, but nothing like the new IPCC report, wrote UN Secretary-General António Guterres after the publication of the UN Climate Panel's latest report.

Of: Moa Backman-Enelius

The UN's latest climate report shows that not enough is being done to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. No matter what measures we take today, we risk reaching an elevated average temperature of 1,5 degrees within two decades, according to Hoesung Lee, chairman of the UN Climate Panel.

March 15, 2022, Notis

Week 10: Debaters disagree on possible NATO membership

Sweden's possible entry into NATO has continued to be a major discussion on Swedish debate and leadership pages during the past week. Pictured: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Photo: NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Source: Flickr.

Of: Frida Lindberg and Julia Carlzon

Last week's debate was also marked by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. In addition to the question of a Swedish entry into NATO and the dependence on Russian natural gas, the climate issue has also found a place in the discussion.

March 14, 2022, Current debate

Functional law is a necessity in climate work

People with disabilities have a special vulnerability to increased climate change, according to the organization MyRight. Pictured: a wheelchair on the ground in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: MyRight.

Of: MyRight

People with disabilities are almost never included in the work for a better climate, nor do they receive information about climate change in available formats. Without information, it is difficult to be involved and change. It writes MyRight, the Swedish disability movement's organization for international development cooperation.

January 31, 2022, Guest chronicle

Week 1: "The most serious security policy situation in Europe in decades"

Putin does not accept the basics of the European security system. Pål Jonson and Hans Wallmark (M) write this in a debate article on SvD.

Of: Elise Olsson and Ulrika Granlund

Last week's debate was marked by concerns about the security situation in Europe and the threat from Russia. The question of whether Swedish development assistance can be withdrawn for countries that refuse to accept their citizens who are staying illegally in Sweden has also been discussed.

January 10, 2022, Current debate

The UN recognizes the right to a healthy environment

The UN Human Rights Council in Geneva voted in favor of a new human right in the autumn - the right to a healthy environment. Photo: Elma Okic. Source: Flickr.

Of: Ulrika Granlund

The right to a healthy environment was voted through in the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on October 8 - and the world now has a new human right. This right strengthens the link between climate and human rights, something that UN experts believe is important as we live in a world with increasing climate-related issues, such as desertification and large-scale oil projects.

December 21, 2021, Interview

Major boost for Sahel's ambitious reforestation project at COP26

The entrenchment of armed groups exacerbates conflict and instability in the Sahel region, leading to vast humanitarian suffering. Photo: Pablo Tosco / Oxfam / Flickr.

The world's largest reforestation project, known as the African Great Green Wall, received international attention and financial support at the UN's climate conference COP26 in Glasgow. Could this reforestation and revival project be the solution to underdevelopment and humanitarian suffering in the conflict-ridden Sahel region?

December 16, 2021, English, Magazine, News article

Week 49: Uncertainty ahead of Libya's presidential election and Amazon criticized for climate change

- That 76 candidates want to become president of Libya after the election on December 24 is more a sign of the country's chaotic division than that there is a nice Christmas present in the package, Gunnar Jonsson writes on DN's leader pages.

Of: Alice Eriksson and Hibo Yusuf Ahmed

The uncertainty surrounding the presidential election in Libya provokes reactions and the military intervention in the country in 2011 is questioned in an editorial in DN. On Aftonbladet's editorial page, Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos is criticized when he donates billions to various climate organizations.

December 13, 2021, Current debate

"If you only want to do one thing, it is to buy smaller clothes"

Aja Barber is a journalist, stylist and now a writer in sustainable fashion. Photo: Stephen Cunningsworth.

Of: Julia Carlzon

In previous articles from this week, we have read about the fast fashion industry's impact on people and the environment, and how slow fashion is the future. Aja Barber - journalist, stylist and author of the book "Consumed: The Need for Collective Change" - is convinced that all consumers bear a responsibility for the injustices created by the fashion industry.

November 26, 2021, Interview