Week 16: New climate goals, Navalny's state of health and the issue of development aid color this week's debate

Of: Jasmine Ashne and Jonna Erdos

The EU and the US have this week announced new climate goals, something that has been received on the leadership pages with both cheers and skepticism. Swedish development assistance has also aroused commitment in connection with the global vaccination against covid-19. The imprisonment of the Russian opinion leader Alexei Navalny has continued to be a hot topic and several debaters are demanding that the outside world mark.

April 26, 2021, Current debate

A fair climate change requires food sovereignty

Of: Fanny Skarborg Butler and Lynn Rabe

World food consumption today accounts for a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions and Sweden must switch to agriculture, but the opposite is happening at EU level. We need a policy that supports a sustainable and fair conversion of the agricultural system for food sovereignty, write Fanny Skarborg Butler and Linn Rabe from Framtidsjorden.

April 6, 2021, Debate

Violence against children is increasing due to climate change

Children are the most vulnerable group to the effects of climate change. Photo: Bioversity International \ T. Wolday, Flickr

Of: Louise Marklund

Children are the most vulnerable and vulnerable group to the effects of climate change. Violence against children also seems to increase in step with climate change, according to a new report from the Children's Fund.

March 31, 2021, News

The exploitation of the Amazon continues - the financial industry can reverse the trend

If the Amazon reaches a tipping point, it would have major consequences for the planet. Photo: Ejaugsburg

Of: Linnea Ljungar and Myra Pernvall

The financial sector has a key role to play in the fight for a sustainable world. Green investments can be crucial in the fight for Amazon's survival when Brazil's government actively opposes sustainable environmental reforms in the country.
- The democratic conversation no longer works, says Beatrice Crona, associate professor of environmental research.

March 31, 2021, Report

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

Week 11: Poverty increases and fossil fuels must be banned

Of: Nagaad Kadir Abdimaxmud

Last week, the development aid debate flared up once again as a result of a bill passed in the European Parliament. At the same time, global poverty is increasing, not least in Yemen, where the war is still going on. It has also been discussed whether a ban on fossil fuels could have faster effects in combating climate change.

March 22, 2021, Current debate

Researcher: Climate compensation is not enough

To fly or not to fly, that is the question. Source: Piqsels

Of: Anna Wildeke

That countries and companies compensate for climate change is positive for the environment. But the approach also meets with criticism, some believe that the compensation will be a kind of indulgence letter that justifies an already too high consumption. According to Eva Lövbrand, assistant professor at Linköping University, climate compensation is not enough to achieve the goals within the Paris Agreement - drastic reductions in emissions are also required.

February 18, 2021, Report

That is why it is important to spread knowledge about the world

Johanna Wolf, non-profit active in FUF Stockholm

Of: Johanna Wolff and Max Ericson

The world is getting smaller with digitalisation. At the same time, we also see how complex the world is and that the challenges can be difficult to solve when we are not working together or towards the same goal. But why is it important that we have knowledge of the world and all the challenges we face? Read more about what our two non-profit active members from FUF think about this. They talk about the importance of finding their glow and getting a platform to express themselves.

February 8, 2021, Chronicle

High time for a new type of global development

Photo: UNDP

Of: Josefin Pasanen

The new year comes with promises of large-scale Covid vaccination and a glimmer of hope that things can soon return to "normal" again. But there are many indications that it is precisely our "normal" way of life that has triggered the pandemic and the global socio-economic crisis that has come in its wake. The latest UN report on human development (HDR 2020) shows that the Covid-19 pandemic risks becoming a warning of what is to come, if humanity does not change course and work to restore balance on the planet.

January 29, 2021, Debate

Is it possible to trust the climate investments in China's new five-year plan?

Despite new promises of investments in renewable fuels, China is still expanding its coal industry. Photo by Picrazy2

Despite new promises of investments in renewable fuels, China is still expanding its coal industry. Photo by Picrazy2

Of: Aaron Malmborg

China's new five-year plan aims at ambitious targets for renewable energy, a less export-dependent economy and technological development. The intention is to increase the prosperity of several hundred million people and counteract climate change. But can we trust what the Communist Party promises, and will they be able to hold on to power?

January 25, 2021, Analysis