Jakarta is threatened by floods - now the city is moving

The World Bank is a player that is implementing projects in Jakarta to improve resilience to floods and relocate vulnerable people. Photo: Farhana Asnap / World Bank. Source: Flickr

Of: Ina Carlsson

Indonesia's capital Jakarta has long been threatened by climate change. Now the city, located on the island of Java in northeastern Indonesia, will be relocated and given a new name on the island of Borneo.

May 10, 2022, Notis

Week 15: "Europe's oil and gas kill civilians in Ukraine"

More debaters believe that the EU should stop importing Russian gas. Photo: Giorgio Galeotti. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Of: Ina Carlsson

The past week's debate and leadership pages have been dominated by discussions about how the Western world should handle trade in Russian goods. Debaters have also discussed the financial and food crises that have hit developing countries in the wake of the war in Ukraine.

April 19, 2022, Current debate

Thousands of European troops are leaving Mali

Since 2013, there have been several international efforts in Mali to stabilize the situation in the country. These include the Task Force Takuba coordinated by France and MINUSMA, which is coordinated by the UN. Photo: United Nations Photo. Source: Flickr.

Of: Ina Carlsson

Since 2012, there has been a power struggle between the central government, separatists and Islamists in Mali. As early as 2013, France launched an operation in Mali to counter armed separatist groups. At least half of the 5 European soldiers who have been in Mali since 000 will now be relocated to surrounding countries.

April 12, 2022, News

Debaters warn of violence and oppression in the wake of the coronation

When schools are closed around the world, the risk of girls being exposed to violence increases, Plan International writes in a debate article.

Of: Ina Carlsson

The corona virus is still a common thread in the media's opinion pages, but in the last week the debate has been less about the disease itself and more about how the measures affect democracy and human rights. Debaters have, among other things, warned of increased violence against girls and human rights defenders.

April 29, 2020, Current debate

Debaters demand that the EU put pressure on Turkey on the migration issue

Flags of Turkey and the EU

The EU should immediately suspend negotiations with Turkey on EU membership, some debaters write.

Of: Ina Carlsson

The EU's conflict with Turkey over who will receive the many migrants continues. Several debaters believe that the EU must put pressure on Turkish President Erdogan to reach a new migration agreement. In addition, this week WWF has been criticized for its support for cotton certifications.

March 12, 2020, Current debate