The paradox of food waste and hunger

Claire van Enk created Farm to Feed Kenya to connect farmers and people suffering from hunger. Photo: Micky Schepers-Farm to Feed Kenya

Av: Maria Malmsten

The paradox of hunger, food loss and waste is a global issue. All around the world, a third of all produced food never reaches the consumer. Claire van Enk has created Farm to Feed Kenya to bring about change in these issues, while striving for a healthier planet.

29 april, 2021, Long read, Magazine

More can be done to reduce food waste

The variety of terms such as “best before”, “sell by”, “eat by”, “expires on” need simplification and tailoring to regional contexts to help reduce food waste. Photo: mnplatypus/Pixabay

Av: Alexandru Mocanu

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is calling for halving the global food waste. Although high-income economies are generally assumed to display more wasteful patterns, food waste hits the Global South the hardest.

26 april, 2021, Chronicle, Magazine

UN case warrants protection for future climate change displaced persons

With the increase in sea levels, the protection walls in the Kiribati islands can no longer handle the tides Photo: Break Free/Flickr

Av: Alexandru Mocanu

A Kiribati national, after unsuccessful attempts to get asylum in New Zealand, brought his case to the UN Human Rights Committee. In spite of its negative ruling, the Committee seems to have opened the doors for granting protection for people at risk of displacement from climate change in the future.

1 juni, 2020, Magazine, News article

Can universities take the lead in fighting climate change?

Lunds universitetsbibliotek

Lund university library. Foto: Olena Siergieieva (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Av: FUF Lund

Universities are step boards for many young people and could be an important player in the fight against climate change. Scientists and students have created petitions to get the universities to reduce their emissions and lead the change to a sustainable society.  In this first Podcast from FUF Lund we meet the students behind Klimatstudenterna in […]

26 februari, 2019, English, FUF-podden, Magazine

FUF Magazine theme III: Climate Change

The hunt for snowballs might get difficult. Photo: Kathryn Hansen, NASA

Av: Fredrik Björksten

Instead, as research has confirmed over and over again, increasing greenhouse gas emissions raise the average temperature on earth over time. Therefore, in this edition we share some perspectives on issues related to climate change which may change our planet as we know it. Meanwhile, Senator Inhofe’s hunt for snowball and cheap points continues, although chances are it will be increasingly difficult for him to find one. We will, however, offer some thoughts on why Inhofe is in denial, on the consumerist culture, climate refugees, biofuels and the North-South divide in this issue.

6 mars, 2018, Editorial, English, FUF Lund, Magazine

Rethinking migration in the context of climate change

Foto: Caroline Gluck, EU ECHO

Av: Klara Eitrem Holmgren & Louise Gripenberg

The large numbers of displaced populations we see today have been responded to with overall regressive measures. Matthew Scott, an international lawyer specializing in migration, talked to us about the possibilities and challenges of displacement in the context of disasters and climate change that lie ahead. Matthew Scott is an international lawyer at the Raoul […]

4 mars, 2018, Article, English, FUF Lund, Magazine

Combating climate change through biofuels – at what cost?

EU-standards aim at ensuring an eco-friendly biofuel production. But are social and ecological impacts taken into account sufficiently? Photo: alh1, Flickr

Av: Elin Fredriksson

Biofuels seem to be an important step in the combat against climate change, as they represent a renewable and less polluting alternative to fossil fuels. However, its agricultural production provokes controversial discussions. Several international organisations seek to raise awareness about the social and ecological impacts of the rising biofuel demand. One of the EU’s political […]

1 mars, 2018, Article, English, FUF Lund, Magazine

The environment the victim in the battle between low and high income countries

What are low-income countries obligations in combating climate change? Foto: Khuroshvili Ilya, Flickr

Av: Dimen Hoshiar och Mathilda Englund

Climate change is global in its nature, yet nations argue who ought to undertake the responsibility of solving the issue of global warming. International negotiations resulted in the Kyoto Protocol, which exempted low income countries from any obligations. Frank Baber, from the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, proposes a human rights approach in order to find a […]

27 februari, 2018, Article, English, FUF Lund, Magazine