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

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

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

Jakarta - A multimillion-dollar city built on swamps

Researchers believe that the estimated time for when the whole of Jakarta will be under water is 2050.
Photo: michaelsyoma, Unsplash

Of: Linnea Ljungar

It is the pumping of groundwater, together with the amount of land covered by concrete, that is one of the biggest factors in the sinking of the Indonesian capital Jakarta. Today, half of the inhabitants lack water in their homes, instead they get running water from groundwater pumps. To remedy the problem, the Indonesian government therefore proposes to move the capital to the Borneo Peninsula.

June 1, 2021, News

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

Do your new shoes contribute to wars and conflicts?

We often hear that we have to cut back on shopping, but what we may not associate it with is consumption's connection to peace and security, the debater writes.

Of: Alexandra Davidsson

Buying new shoes, clothes and mobile phones is part of everyday life in Sweden. But our casual overconsumption does not only create environmental problems. It also contributes to wars and conflicts around the world, writes Alexandra Davidsson at the association Conscious Consumption.

November 20, 2019, Debate