The climate in focus at the FUF editorial office

Photo: Jairo Gallegos, Unsplash

Of: The Chancellery

The COP24 climate summit in Katowice, Poland, ended recently. It is clear that a lot of work remains if we are to achieve goal 13 in the global goals: to combat climate change. The writers in FUF's editorial staff have chosen to write about the climate issue in their last texts for this year. Among other things, you can read about how fresh the world's air […]

December 19, 2018, Leader

Climate Change as a Cause of Violence in Iraq

Of: Silvia Ulloa

Can the effects of climate change be one of the factors that drives the creation of violent terrorist groups? There are examples from recent conflicts that point to the dangers of climate change extending to the possibility of armed conflict and terrorism. This threat is directly related to the negative effect that climate change has on individuals' ability to earn a living, especially for people like farmers and fishermen that are dependent on the availability of natural resources.

December 19, 2018, English, Report

Young people are fighting for climate justice

Regardless of the Paris Agreement, fossil-fuel power plants carry on to be built around the world and it is time for countries to step up and take charge of the change needed. Photo: Mike Boening Photography, Flickr

Of: Sumudu Lankika Ginigathgala

Three years on from the Paris Agreement, the 1.5 degrees climate change goal feels uncertain for many people as global temperatures have already risen 1 degree above optimal temperatures. Global temperatures are currently predicted to reach 1.5 degrees between 2030-2052, with worsening conditions. But a recent report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that it is possible to limit warming to 1.5ºC and to reach the goal by 2030.

December 19, 2018, English, News

We feel rejected from the climate summit

The youth organization Push Sweden was present at COP24 last week. But they did not feel very welcome.

Of: Madeleine Norman and Saga Jonsson

Civil society's participation in the climate summit in Poland, COP24, has been met with reluctance and disinterest. It has been difficult to get housing, access to the negotiations and even to enter the country for some. The politicians' reluctance to listen is clear, even though it is our future they are endangering, writes the youth organization PUSH Sweden.

December 13, 2018, Debate

UN summit raises voices on climate

Climate summit in Katowice, Poland

The climate summit in Poland (COP24) has started the debate on climate issues in the Swedish media. Photo: © cop24.gov.pl

Of: Celina Lindgren

This week, the UN climate summit COP24 opened in Katowice, Poland. Something that has started an intense environmental debate in the Swedish media. While many emphasize the importance of acting quickly, others focus on where the responsibility should lie.

December 5, 2018, Current debate