After some cases showed the reluctance of some firms to take responsibility for human rights abuses and environmental degradation, various voluntary initiatives have emerged in an attempt to reshape business practices. Among these initiatives is Friends of Earth Sweden. Staff Writer Adriana Abril has spoken to one of its members.
One year after the terror at Oslo Pride, the wounds still linger. The queer community, scarred by the tragic event, prepares for this year’s celebration with nervousness and anxiety. Threats of violence, increasing hate speech, and a lack of government support cast a shadow over the upcoming Pride, writes Staff Writer Anita Kaksrud.
Dominique Keizer delves into the true implications of Sweden’s rare earth discovery and its impact on indigenous communities.
On March 2023, French citizens protested against the new measures of the government of Emmanuel Macron. Utblick staff writer Henriette Schulte explains the reasons behind it and illustrates why French strikes are unique among Western democracies.
From our “Energy”-Magazine: Is a solid economy correlated with a strong democracy? According to the classic theory of political science, it is true but the reality in some oil-exporter countries is different. Moltas Karlsson investigated this issue and asks: is petroleum a blessing or a course?
In January this year, the German hamlet Lützerath was destroyed to allow the expansion of one of the country’s many coal mines. Staff writer Tilde Bergström interviewed one of the persons that lived there during the conflict, explaining the story, experiences, and lessons.
The latest print issue of Utblick – Energy – is now available online, as well.
Is capitalism ready to adapt to a sustainable future? Staff Writer Natalia Olsson Orio explores the challenges that the linear model of capitalism faces when it comes to incorporating the value of ecosystem services and the costs of environmental damage.
Despite many promises, the gender pay gap in Europe reached 13% in 2020 and the gender pension gap 28%. In order to change this reality, the EU recently promoted and voted for a directive on pay transparency. What is it and what are the new measures to be implemented? Utblick staff writer Axèle Maillard Arricot explains it.