After the floods in Pakistan: "The disaster is man-made"

33 million people in Pakistan have been affected by this year's heavy rains during the monsoon season. Image: United States Marine Corps, 2010. Source: Picryl.

Of: Sidra Amir

November is the time of year when many farmers plant wheat. Dilawar Chandio is one of many farmers in Pakistan's Sindh province who do not know if the water from this summer's devastating floods will have disappeared by then. 

November 11, 2022, Report

Panel discussion: Sustainable agriculture in the world

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

Why conferences on climate change fail

Every conference on climate change creates a great deal of expectation and disappointment. But why do conferences on climate change fail? Daniel HB Gamez, master's student in International Relations at Linköping University, reflects on the subject in a guest analysis. Photo: UNclimatechange. Source: Flickr.

Of: Daniel HB Gamez

Despite the efforts by many to raise awareness on clime changer, for example by multilateral conferences, the fate of reducing global warming depends on the economic and political distribution of power on a global scale.

October 17, 2022, English, Guest analysis, Magazine, Opinion

Sustainable consumption and production – a major challenge for Sweden

Unsustainable consumption is one of the main causes of climate change - and that we thereby risk the stability of the planet, say Johan Rockström, professor of environmental science, and several other environmental scientists. Photo: dmncwndrlch/Pixabay, Twitter.

Of: Fanny Tegman Lindholm

Sweden's material footprint is increasing and sustainable consumption and production patterns are one of our biggest challenges. During In Almedal week 2022, there was a consensus among researchers about the negative impact of overconsumption on the climate. Strongly reduced carbon dioxide emissions and more circular flows of goods and services are examples of more sustainable consumption patterns, but the road there is complicated.

July 26, 2022, Almedalen - article, Report

The heat wave in India and Pakistan reflects the extreme weather of the future

Caption: Extreme heat in India affects people's livelihoods when crops die due to drought. Photo: Sam Greenhalgh. Source: Flickr.

Of: Fanny Andersson

India and Pakistan have experienced extreme heat unusually early in the year. The heat affects 1,5 billion people in the countries - and fPeople are expected to be affected in the future if climate change is not slowed down globally and regionally, researchers say.

May 24, 2022, News

Extreme weather increases the vulnerability of people with HIV in Southeast Asia

People living in vulnerable areas, such as people living with HIV, are at risk of being hit extra hard by extreme weather. Pictured: A flood in Indonesia. Similar extreme weather has affected several countries in Southeast Asia. Photo: International Rivers. Source: Flickr.

Of: Frida Lindberg

Southeast Asia has recently been hit by several floods and other weather-related disasters. People who are already living in vulnerability are often worst affected the consequences of extreme weather. For example can people living with HIV lose prevopportunities for their drugs - or hero miss medicines 

May 16, 2022, News

Urgent need for emission reduction to meet the 1,5-degree target

Australia has experienced a sharp increase in the number of forest fires in recent decades caused by climate change. Now the UN Climate Panel has released a new report, which states that we must act immediately to meet the climate goals. Photo: Doug Beckers. Source: Flickr.

Of: Elise Olsson

Man's carbon dioxide emissions are at a record level and the trend must reverse within the next three years if we are to meet the climate goals. This is stated by the UN Climate Panel in its latest interim report. In the past, they have also stated that many of the effects of climate change will not be reversed, and that the countries of the world should take drastic measures to protect both humans and the earth's ecosystems.

April 5, 2022, 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, Webcast