Who will scoop and who will row?

Rising sea levels make the island nation of Kiribati one of the countries in the world most exposed to climate change. Photo: United Nations Photo. Source: Flickr.

Of: Sofia Jonson

We waited a long time for the international climate summit in Glasgow, the summit that would lead the way to a sustainable society. But now afterwards, when I sit on my bike in the rain, it feels like I'm the only one who cares, why is that? It writes sustainability specialist Sofia Jonson.

January 18, 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 The question of whether Swedish development assistance can be withdrawn for countries that refuse to accept their citizens who are staying illegally in Sweden has also been discussed.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

COP26: A successful climate conference or a greenwash festival?

The countries' agreements during the COP26 climate conference, in particular that on coal power, have received both positive and negative reactions. Image from the Neurath coal power plant in Grevenbroich, Germany. Photo: Catazul. Source: Pixabay.

Of: Alice Eriksson

On 31 October, the 26th UN Climate Conference COP26 kicked off. According to researchers, the meeting was successful after only a few days, while climate activist Greta Thunberg called the meeting a "greenwash festival". And it was not just climate activists who were disappointed when the countries of the world decided to simply reduce coal power instead of phasing it out completely.

December 7, 2021, News

Global Climate Action - Perspectives from Nigeria

Date and time: 7 Dec, 19:00 - 20:00

Like many other countries, Nigeria is affected by climate change. Rising sea levels, flooding, drought and desertification are only some of the consequences the country is facing. Nigeria is also an oil producing country, which has led to serious environmental problems, especially in the region called Niger Delta. The global climate movement is on the […]

December 2, 2021, English, Calendar, Seminars

Week 45: Debator calls world leaders hypocrites after the climate conference

Will the Glasgow climate conference really make a difference? That issue was hotly debated last week. Photo: Markus Spiske. Source: Unsplash.

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

Concerns that not all countries will participate in an international climate conference

The pandemic has made it difficult for many people to attend the Glasgow climate conference in early November. Photo: geralt / Pixabay.

Of: Myra Pernvall

The United Kingdom is the organizer of the international climate conference COP26, which takes place in early November, and they believe that countries, together with civil society, must act united in the work against global warming. COP26 is supposed to be an arena for climate-promoting work, but the UN conference's opportunities to succeed have been questioned by the outside world even before it has even started.

October 26, 2021, FUF-correspondents

My attempt to live in an environmentally friendly way in Ukraine goes like this

"For many, it depends on how easy it is to live environmentally friendly. If it's easy, we do it." It writes FUF correspondent Nick Nguyen in a column. Photo: Nick Nguyen.

Of: Nick Nguyen

It is easy to live environmentally friendly in Uppsala where I study. You can always walk or cycle to where you are going. You can choose environmentally friendly products at ICA and it is easy to sort waste. Even though I am not a vegetarian, I often eat vegetarian food. I always travel by train to other cities and I never have to drive. But it is also easy to quickly get used to this lifestyle when you are abroad.

October 14, 2021, FUF-correspondents, Chronicle

Week 39: Consumers' responsibility for the climate and a call for a Swedish boycott of the World's Fair in Dubai

On the first of October, the gates opened for the world exhibition Expo 2020 in Dubai. A Swedish boycott of the exhibition is one of the topics that has been debated during the past week. Photo: Canva.

Of: Linnea Boström

The climate has been in focus on Swedish debate pages during the past week. Greta Thunberg's speech ahead of the German election has provoked reactions, as has the consumer's responsibility in the climate crisis. Human rights have also been debated - through calls on Sweden to boycott the world exhibition in Dubai and to take home the Swedish citizens who are in prison camps in Syria.

October 4, 2021, Current debate

Week 38: Debaters demand that Sweden take responsibility for saving the rainforests

Sweden must do more to counteract the climate crisis and preserve the world's rainforests, several Swedish debaters have written during the past week. Photo: Canva.

Of: Beata Fylkner and Linnea Ljungar

Sweden has an obligation to act more strongly when it comes to the devastation of rainforests, several Swedish debaters have expressed during the past week. At the same time, Angela Merkel is leaving power after 16 years as Chancellor of Germany and several lead writers are predicting tough challenges for the country in the future. The submarine deal between France and Australia has also been at the center of this week's debate.

September 27, 2021, Current debate

Week 24: Debate on flight and migration on International Refugee Day

Of: The Chancellery

New figures from the UNHCR show that more than 80 million people are currently on the run and that the number has more than doubled in the last ten years. This week, the debate has revolved around several aspects of flight and migration and several debaters believe that the rich countries in the world must take joint responsibility for the situation. Democracy and climate linked to the Chinese regime have also been debated and Swedish companies should stop assisting dictatorships in oppressing LGBTQI people.

June 21, 2021, Current debate