I have to be honest - my weekly read series haven’t been on a weekly basis even if I read articles on a weekly basis. So from now one I will number them to make is easier for readers. I find it very important to read articles about politics, economics, aid, climate change and so on for people into these topics to have some kind of idea of what kind of world they’re operating in. To often we spend to much time on reading headlines on social media and way to often we don’t read the whole story. Further News on traditional media might not cover the most important news, so here are my tips on what you should read this week:
Omvärlden - (a Swedish magasin about global issues) on Greenpeace view on the current negotiations about the “Paris Agreement” for oceans. I found this one very important since so little has been written about the global UN negotiations regarding how to conserve and protect marine life beyond national borders.
Omvärlden - about the Goalkeepers report “Examining Inequality 2019” from Bill Gates Foundation. The report is about human capital and differences when it, for example, comes to child mortality between countries but also within countries. It also highlighes areas where global goals such a eradicating poverty and provide primary health services won’t be met by 2030. Further, it includes the existing gender inequality. A report anyone into global development should read.
Omvärlden - Peoples’s Summit on Climate, Rights and Human Survival initiated by Greenpeace and Amnesty took place 18-19 of September. 200 people gathered to discuss the relationship between human rights and the climate crisis. The outcome is a declaration with the purpose to push governments to act.
10 most censured countries - a summery of censorship in different countries by Committee to Protect Journalists. “In the top three countries; Eritrea, North Korea, and Turkmenistan, the media serves as a mouthpiece of the state, and any independent journalism is conducted from exile. The few foreign journalists permitted to enter are closely monitored. Repressive governments use sophisticated digital censorship and surveillance alongside more traditional methods to silence independent media.” Says the report. A very important topic!
Measure your water footprint - most of us have heard about carbon footprint and ecological footprint - but how does our consumption behaviour affect the worlds supply of water? Did you know that 1 kg of avocado requires 10 bathtubs? 1 kg of meat 15 000 liters of water? Make sure you measure your water footprint!
Women and inventions! I’m tired of hearing story’s of men and their role in history. Let’s talk about the women because you can probably list a few life changing inventions by men but what about the ones invented by women?
How to tackle climate change? A lot of people have opinions about the most effective way to take action on climate change, well there’s research on the field. Project Drawdown has the answers. Do the quiz and see how well informed your are about the actions that will reduce the carbon the most.
And of course, this has to be mentioned, the global strike initiated by Fridays For Future has now started and the 27th of September is going to be the largest strike ever hold! I’ll see you there right?