When SDGs Meet Human Rights Cities

Morten Kjaerum, Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights (“Photo: FUF Lund/RWI Lund”)

Av: Chiara D’Agni och Yi-Chia Chen

Human rights cities, as Lund, is a new phenomenon and according to a recent report by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) they can better contribute to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). FUF Magazine has interviewed the Director of the RWI, Morten Kjaerum, to talk about SDGs and human rights cities.

21 december, 2020, Article, English, Intervju, Magazine

Why economic growth won’t save the climate

Economic growth contributes to climate change through large scale resource extraction. Photo: Andrew Taylor/Flickr

Av: Alice Castensson och Julian Dannefjord

The United Nations envisions both increased economic growth and effective climate action by the end of this decade. The combination of these is not consistent in the current state of the world. To effectively combat the threat of climate change, we need a shift in the status quo and a different economic structure.

20 december, 2020, Chronicle, English, Krönika, Magazine

The SDGs in the Global North: Native Americans Lack Access to Water

Illustrating the Importance of Water in the Navajo Nation Photo: Dig Deep

Av: Alice Antoniou och Julia Mühlhauser

Covid-19 has increased awareness of the importance of sanitation globally; however, many face challenges meeting hygiene needs due to difficulties accessing clean water. Native Americans in the United States are particularly hard hit by this issue.

19 december, 2020, English, Magazine, News article, Nyhet

Business as usual

The Sustainable Development Goals were adopted by 193 countries in 2015, but are not on track to be achieved by the 2030 target. (Photo: United Nations Photo/Flickr.)

Av: Klara Bengtsson och Sanna Honkaniemi

The world is not on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and accomplish the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. The 17 goals claiming to be transformational are contradictory and insufficient. Poverty has not decreased, inequality is deepening and emissions keep rising. If the SDGs wish to be more than business as usual, structural change is needed.

18 december, 2020, English, Magazine, Opinion

SDGs – an integrated approach?

Christine Wamsler, Professor at LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies in Sweden). Photo: Christine Wamsler

Av: Emily Elderfield och Larissa Lachmann

Professor Christine Wamsler’s research includes the role of mindset in tackling sustainability issues, and how individuals and cities can better respond to challenges of the climate crisis. We spoke to her about scales of sustainability, questioned whether the SDGs are integrated enough, and explored the role of education and communication strategies on sustainability.

17 december, 2020, Article, English, Intervju, Magazine

The SDGs: Between hope and disillusions, what has to be done?

There are several obstacles to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Progress is being made, but not yet in the speed and scale needed. The question is if the challenges will be overcome in time. (Photo: United Nations Ukraine/Flickr)

Av: Claire Coviaux och Josefine Nilsson

The United Nations introduced the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 intending to address the most urgent human challenges until 2030. The main mantra of the SDGs, ensuring no one is left behind, demonstrates the direction towards a more inclusive and sustainable future. This year marks five years of the 2030 Agenda and the […]

16 december, 2020, Editorial, English, Ledare, Magazine

Famine as a weapon in Yemen: A reportage on the world’s biggest neglected Humanitarian Crisis

Peter Biro (European Union 2019)/Flickr

Peter Biro (European Union 2019)/Flickr

Av: Leni Lindemann och Sofus Malte Rønberg

Political conflict is driving Yemen into the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis. Over half of the Yemeni population is acutely food insecure due to the deliberate targeting of food supply and infrastructure. In order to end hunger and achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2, international attention on the political nature of the crisis is required.

16 december, 2020, Article, English, Magazine, Reportage

Sverige behöver en lag om företag och mänskliga rättigheter

ForumCiv.

Foto: ForumCiv.

Av: Karin Gregow

Många svenska företag finns idag på marknader där kränkningar av mänskliga rättigheter är vanligt förekommande och det arbetsrättsliga skyddet är svagt. Covid-19 pandemin har ytterligare förvärrat situationen för utsatta människor. Det är hög tid att den svenska regeringen antar en lagstiftning som kräver att företag respekterar mänskliga rättigheter i den egna verksamheten och i alla sina affärsrelationer. Detta uppmanar ForumCiv i en ny rapport.

25 november, 2020, Gästkrönika