Climate change is life-threatening for Afghanistan

The population in rural Afghanistan is completely dependent on precipitation, both for agriculture and for drinking water, writes Andreas Stefansson. Pictured are Marzia and Faizullah fetching water for their family. Photo: Bashir Ahmad Fayaz

Of: Andreas Stefansson

The Madrid climate summit, COP25, swept one of the most important issues under the rug. What economic responsibility do the countries that have caused global warming have for countries like Afghanistan - where climate change is already a matter of life or death? Sweden must push harder for a fair global division of responsibilities, writes the Swedish Afghanistan Committee.

January 14, 2020, Debate

Debaters demand more international cooperation

Dealing with major forest fires and climate change requires more international cooperation, according to several debaters.

Of: Filippa Dyrefors

Many worried voices have been heard in connection with the ongoing fires in Australia and the recent UN climate summit in Madrid. This has given rise to a debate about climate change and who actually bears the ultimate responsibility in global climate work.

January 8, 2020, Current debate

Article 6 of the Paris Agreement is swept under the rug

Despite record-breaking negotiations during the climate summit in Madrid, world leaders failed to agree on important parts of the Paris Agreement. Photo: John Englart, Flickr

Of: Linnéa Gullarbergs

The COP25 climate summit has ended. Despite record-breaking negotiations and a postponed deadline, an agreement on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement could not be adopted. Instead, the negotiations are postponed and the meeting's slogan "Time for action" is read with bitter irony. The COP is an annual climate summit consisting of the countries that have signed the UNFCCC climate convention. This year the meeting was held in Madrid […]

December 19, 2019, Chronicle