Global climate work is too slow

The countries of the world must do much more to slow down the pace of climate change and achieve the Paris goals. Photo: Mathias PR Reding, Unsplash

Of: Wintana Abraham

The Paris Agreement was the start of a global joint effort to halt climate change and create a sustainable planet. According to the UN's environmental program, however, today's efforts are far from sufficient at the same time as the climate situation is becoming increasingly critical.

May 12, 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

Global agenda requires local implementation

Of: Elin Andersdotter Fabre and Johan Hassel

The importance of cities for global development is growing as the world becomes more urbanized. Therefore, global challenges must be tackled at the local level. Today marks the start of Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Urban Development, in Ecuador's capital Quito. Nordic cities can and should take the lead in the transition to sustainable development - let the conference be the starting point for this, write Johan Hassel and Elin Andersdotter Fabre from the think tank Global Challenge.

October 17, 2016, Debate

El Niño shows the importance of global climate action

Of: Anabela Lemos

The latest El Niño affected 1,5 million Mozambicans. The fact that a relatively small rise in temperature in the Pacific Ocean is causing a shortage of food on the other side of the globe should be an eye-opener for politicians. Climate change must be curtailed and the only way is joint global action, writes Anabela Lemos, director of the Africa Groups' partner organization Justiça Ambiental in Mozambique.

August 25, 2016, Debate

Global agenda for urban development - the fate of our time

Of: Carl-Johan Engström, Elin Andersdotter Fabre, Inga Björk Klevby and Johan Hassel

Decisive negotiations begin today on the UN's 20-year strategy for sustainable cities. Something that should be the highest priority for the new Minister for Housing, the Minister for the Environment and the Minister for International Development Cooperation. A global agenda for urban development is the fateful issue of our time, as it plays a crucial role in the implementation of both the climate agreement and Agenda 2030. But it also offers enormous opportunities for companies, local politics and citizens, writes the think tank Global Challenge.

July 25, 2016, Debate

Five challenges - five opportunities for you, Isabella!

Of: Mattias Goldmann

Isabella Lövin has been given a new title. Instead of a Minister for Development Aid, Sweden now has a Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate. The title opens up new opportunities, writes Mattias Goldmann, CEO of the green and liberal think tank Fores, which here in an open letter delivers five challenges to the minister.

May 27, 2016, Debate