Björn Fondén

Björn Fondén

was @sweden 2017-06-12 to 2017-06-19

I am Björn, a 20-year old changemaker working for a better, more sustainable world. I live and study in Gothenburg, but am always on the run, harnessing the sun. I represent Swedish Youth in the United Nations and also lecture about sustainable development in schools and companies, working to make the planet great again. Revealing my inner secrets at @bjornfonden.

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@sweden June 18, 2017, 11:59 p.m.

@bjornfonden Because now, it's time for @zaraismyqueen to take over @sweden! Wish her the best of luck. Bye! <3

@sweden June 18, 2017, 11:58 p.m.

But I'll hope we can continue the discussions at @bjornfonden

@sweden June 18, 2017, 11:58 p.m.

The Swedish youth movement, the role of the UN, how to make a difference and not the least my personal life, tech, games, gender AND MORE

@sweden June 18, 2017, 11:57 p.m.

There are so many more things I would like to discuss with y'all;

@sweden June 18, 2017, 11:57 p.m.

This is my feeling now as I'm finishing my week as @sweden

@sweden June 18, 2017, 11:56 p.m.

@il_chichibio Thank you so much for this! Amazing to hear

@sweden June 18, 2017, 11:48 p.m.

@alistaircoleman Yes you can. Thank you very much for saying this! <3

@sweden June 18, 2017, 11:35 p.m.

That’s why I participated in the first UN Oceans Conference last week in New York, hosted by Sweden & Fiji in order…

@sweden June 18, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

Then I'll have about 30 minutes left as @sweden. This is a race against time!

@sweden June 18, 2017, 10:11 p.m.

This unfortunately means that I'll have to finish the rant when I (hopefully) land (1h20min)

@sweden June 18, 2017, 10:08 p.m.

@JonathanRL Aww, so cute! Happy to hear :)

@sweden June 18, 2017, 10:05 p.m.

Going to Sweden to finish my week as @sweden now!

@sweden June 18, 2017, 9:54 p.m.

Melting ice sheets and sea level rise are already affecting thousands, and are direct threats to millions of people's livelihoods.

@sweden June 18, 2017, 9:48 p.m.

This affects all wildlife, not in the least coral reefs. 20% of world's reefs have already been destroyed, and 60%…

@sweden June 18, 2017, 9:44 p.m.

Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, the increased amount of CO2 in the atmosphere have made the oceans more and more acidified

@sweden June 18, 2017, 9:40 p.m.

As a result of overfishing, more than 80% of the world’s fish stocks are now fully exploited or overexploited.

@sweden June 18, 2017, 9:38 p.m.

51 TRILLION microplastic particles (500 times more than the stars in our galaxy) litter our oceans, seriously threa…

@sweden June 18, 2017, 9:35 p.m.

Each year, more than 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the oceans, equal to dumping a garbage truck of plastic ever…

@sweden June 18, 2017, 9:32 p.m.

Overfishing, acidification, eutrophication, pollution, litter and climate change are all acute threats to our oceans. The trend is negative.

@sweden June 18, 2017, 9:27 p.m.

But our oceans are in danger.

@sweden June 18, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

They are both our history, our present and our future.

@sweden June 18, 2017, 9:23 p.m.

They give us the food we eat, act as a climate regulator & provide energy, fishing & tourism opportunities that is…

@sweden June 18, 2017, 9:21 p.m.

They cover 2/3 of the Earth’s surface, and contain millions of species. They produce the oxygen we breath, and absorb the carbon we release.

@sweden June 18, 2017, 9:21 p.m.

Every second breath you take comes straight from the oceans.

@sweden June 18, 2017, 9:19 p.m.

Because oceans & water is the fundament of life.

@sweden June 18, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

Breathe in. Breathe out.

@sweden June 18, 2017, 9:16 p.m.

I would like to end this week with a rant on something incredibly important; the state of our oceans.

@sweden June 18, 2017, 7:02 p.m.

Big congratulations to all of you 35 908 🐻🐻🐻 out there in Sweden! I hope you've had a great day!

@sweden June 18, 2017, 5:58 p.m.

Alright, just looked it up and seems like it's actually quite a widespread phenomenon

@sweden June 18, 2017, 5:53 p.m.

BTW do you also have name-days in your countries? Not sure if it's kind of a Swedish thing?

@sweden June 18, 2017, 5:50 p.m.

Celebrating with my bear (Björn) friend in Be(a)rlin!

@sweden June 18, 2017, 5:47 p.m.

omg just realized that today is the Björn-day!

@sweden June 18, 2017, 4:57 p.m.

@chantereIIes Of course, you'll also have to translate this to concrete actions. but I do believe it's the solution…

@sweden June 18, 2017, 4:41 p.m.

Gothenburg just approved building of its first skyscaper, 240 meter tall Karlatornet. Will become the tallest build…

@sweden June 18, 2017, 2:26 p.m.

4. Boring conferences & presentations

@sweden June 18, 2017, 2:19 p.m.

Most of my tweets are sent from: 1. My bed 2. The toilet 3. Public transportation

@sweden June 18, 2017, 1:45 p.m.

@StreetFoodUK Great, thank you very much, I'm so happy to hear that!

@sweden June 18, 2017, 1:41 p.m.

@findayush Actually, I was in Darjeeling, Kolkata & Bangladesh, but never to Assam or more east unfortunately

@sweden June 18, 2017, 1:39 p.m.

This week marks two years since I graduated and also since I wore a suit for the first time!

@sweden June 18, 2017, 9:45 a.m.

Whenever I feel down, I just look at this and it makes me happy again

@sweden June 18, 2017, 9 a.m.

@findayush And it was really tough, but also very interesting and a great experience

@sweden June 18, 2017, 2:46 a.m.

@howardweaver Wow, very interesting take on it.

@sweden June 18, 2017, 2:44 a.m.

@AlbinWestermark Nice! You also did vipassana?

@sweden June 18, 2017, 2:44 a.m.

@hambrewhustle Because you have too much stuff to do and people are crazy

@sweden June 18, 2017, 2:43 a.m.

@yaadayaada They are actually not :)

@sweden June 18, 2017, 2:42 a.m.

@zpleat Sounds like a good plan

@sweden June 18, 2017, 2:39 a.m.

@NealZogby @NearFutureEvent Lol I were in India for more than two months. I did eat during this period, and it was…

@sweden June 18, 2017, 2:36 a.m.

Because just as Raoul Wallenberg stated; #göraskillnad

@sweden June 18, 2017, 2:27 a.m.

Because just as Raoul Wallenberg stated;

@sweden June 18, 2017, 2:22 a.m.

Then maybe, just maybe, could we start really making a difference

@sweden June 18, 2017, 2:19 a.m.

If only we could understand the interconnectedness, the interdependency of all; Swedes, Americans, Kiwis, young, old, future generations

@sweden June 18, 2017, 2:11 a.m.

Because we constantly communicate, but we never connect. And we know so much, still we just neglect.

@sweden June 18, 2017, 2:05 a.m.

And to me, the solution is very simple. It lies in Compassion & Connection.

@sweden June 18, 2017, 1:53 a.m.

But while important to discuss the problems, it's even more important to discuss the solutions

@sweden June 18, 2017, 1:49 a.m.

Racism, sexism, growing inequalities, environmental destruction, wars and displacement all threatens the very basics of our own livelihoods

@sweden June 18, 2017, 1:42 a.m.

Because there's so much wrong with the world today.

@sweden June 18, 2017, 1:41 a.m.

I spent a lot of time just thinking about existential questions and how to really make a difference in the world

@sweden June 18, 2017, 1:37 a.m.

Last year, I was actually in India and took a meditation course. No talking & almost no eating for ten days.…

@sweden June 18, 2017, 1:22 a.m.

@firstklassriot @latimes Unfortunately, I actually don't have that much knowledge in this topic, so would probably…

@sweden June 18, 2017, 1:18 a.m.

@naginisurvivor Haha I still think of "likes" (hearts) as favorites (stars) though. Twitter has become so much more difficult! 😂

@sweden June 18, 2017, 1:16 a.m.

@tskarhed This is a very important point. Thank you for raising this. I think that I am still not really sure on which level I belong.

@sweden June 18, 2017, 1:10 a.m.

@nathlloyd This is so important. Thank you for pointing that out.

@sweden June 18, 2017, 12:59 a.m.

as someone who is constantly working, traveling, being in meetings - I can't help but wondering how much of a difference I can actually make

@sweden June 18, 2017, 12:57 a.m.

For me, its a constantly recurring feeling

@sweden June 18, 2017, 12:43 a.m.

@BenGregorius I guess it is, doesn't make those moments much easier though

@sweden June 18, 2017, 12:40 a.m.

"Home" to a weird hostel in Berlin

@sweden June 18, 2017, 12:36 a.m.

Actually, I'm not drunk I'm just on my way home from a fourteen hour work meeting lol gets you thinking

@sweden June 18, 2017, 12:18 a.m.

Who you are. What you do. Why you do it.

@sweden June 18, 2017, 12:16 a.m.

You ever have that feeling sometimes when you just doubt everything?

@sweden June 18, 2017, 12:02 a.m.

@cmbsweden @EmCovfefe Thank you! Haha yeah, I know right. Unfortunately haven't had the time to really do all I wanted to.

@sweden June 18, 2017, midnight

@loving_a_shadow Sorry, been in too many meetings. Anything special you would like to know?

@sweden June 17, 2017, 11:48 p.m.

4. Housing. Rising prices and not enough new constructions have created a housing crisis, leaving thousands behind…

@sweden June 17, 2017, 11:32 p.m.

While in many ways strengthening the economy, there are also a lot of concerns regarding culture diff, jobs, schools, healthcare & housing.

@sweden June 17, 2017, 11:31 p.m.

3. Migration and integration. Strong immigration in recent years has created both opportunities & challenges for Sw…

@sweden June 17, 2017, 11:11 p.m.

In 2040, nearly one in four Swedes will be 65 years or older, putting pressure on healthcare and pension systems.

@sweden June 17, 2017, 11:09 p.m.

2. Ageing population. Life expectancy in Swe is among the highest in the world: 82.4 years, & the proportion of el…

@sweden June 17, 2017, 10:52 p.m.

1. Rising inequalities. The Government has identified rising inequalities as a growing problem for Sweden. #SDGs

@sweden June 17, 2017, 10:40 p.m.

@ronnyrasp @Joshua_Trader21 Actually this is kind of an ironic statement, but we have great drinking water for sure

@sweden June 17, 2017, 4:09 p.m.

@darren_mills lol are u serious? water is the foundation of life man

@sweden June 17, 2017, 4:08 p.m.

But all that glitters is not gold. So now, let's talk about some of the challenges Sweden is facing.

@sweden June 17, 2017, 12:34 p.m.

We also have probably the best tap water in the world! #SDG6

@sweden June 17, 2017, 12:43 a.m.

In the SDG Index report, Sweden was actually ranked as #1 globally among 149 countries in terms of achieving the…

@sweden June 17, 2017, 12:37 a.m.

So, as you might probably have guessed, Sweden had a very good starting point working with the #globalgoals.

@sweden June 17, 2017, 12:23 a.m.

@joborg It's actually only published in Swedish so far, but here are the main messages:

@sweden June 17, 2017, 12:23 a.m.

@yacinovic34 It's actually only published in Swedish so far, but here are the main messages:

@sweden June 16, 2017, 11:55 p.m.

RT @antonioguterres: Famines are tragedies that should be prevented. The UN and @WorldBank work together to save lives & combat root causes…

@sweden June 16, 2017, 9:15 p.m.

Youth is key to realize #Agenda2030. We are the Youth Delegates to the @UN and want to talk to you @antonioguterres

@sweden June 16, 2017, 5:15 p.m.

The Swedish report were released only days ago, and it's actually a very interesting read - highlighting both our strengths & weaknesses!

@sweden June 16, 2017, 4:33 p.m.

@MatthewBoulton @SwedenUN Thank you! Really happy to hear this!

@sweden June 16, 2017, 10:42 a.m.

At the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, meeting on the review of the 2030 Agenda. Advocating for more i…

@sweden June 16, 2017, 9:02 a.m.

RT @sweden: Today, the Swedish parliament passed a historic new climate law; Sweden to become carbon neutral by 2045! #klimatlag https://t.…

@sweden June 16, 2017, 1:04 a.m.

Well I guess one positive thing about this is that @SweInstitute now will have to design a new frame for the profil…

@sweden June 15, 2017, 8:22 p.m.

Today, the Swedish parliament passed a historic new climate law; Sweden to become carbon neutral by 2045!…

@sweden June 15, 2017, 7:45 p.m.

Just bought this German carrot juice. Can unfortunately_not_ recommend.

@sweden June 15, 2017, 7:19 p.m.

RT @sweden: Good evening fellow tweeters! How many of you know about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals?

@sweden June 15, 2017, 6:49 p.m.

Twitter's new design got me like;

@sweden June 15, 2017, 4:20 p.m.

@tallboy199 @DrEmmaFrans So, someone has to start, right? Was planning to use "planetskötare" first, but couldn't f…

@sweden June 15, 2017, 3:28 p.m.

Leaving Sweden now! (not leaving @sweden though)

@sweden June 15, 2017, 3:23 p.m.

@tallboy199 @DrEmmaFrans Also, if I did back it up with "spectacular results" wouldn't that be bragging? And who us…

@sweden June 15, 2017, 3:22 p.m.

@tallboy199 @DrEmmaFrans Sorry, but I do not think we share the same view on the term changemaker then. I believe e…

@sweden June 15, 2017, 2:31 p.m.

@KeesRomkes That's great. Thank you man! Any things that I should not miss while in Berlin?

@sweden June 15, 2017, 2:15 p.m.

@tcntad And by the way, you are NOT blocked by @sweden

@sweden June 15, 2017, 2:12 p.m.

@tcntad Of course, but it's almost as using the phone in your home country.

@sweden June 15, 2017, 2:11 p.m.

@amimtns Oh, I'm sorry to hear that!

@sweden June 15, 2017, 1:59 p.m.

@tallboy199 @DrEmmaFrans Lol I understand it might upset some people, but really - why do you think that's a problem?

@sweden June 15, 2017, 1:57 p.m.

For me, it's especially good because I'm actually leaving for Berlin in about an hour!

@sweden June 15, 2017, 1:35 p.m.

FINALLY; Mobile roaming charges inside the EU ends today!

@sweden June 15, 2017, 1:02 p.m.

@NearFutureEvent I wouldn't frame it that way, but yes. Education on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights is c…

@sweden June 15, 2017, 12:40 p.m.

In July, I'm going to the HLPF, where countries will report on their progress and work with #Agenda2030 & the…

@sweden June 15, 2017, 9:58 a.m.

@DrMuu Kittens are too mainstream.

@sweden June 15, 2017, 9:37 a.m.

Good morning! Here's an inspiring GIF to get the day started!

@sweden June 15, 2017, 2:18 a.m.

@OsirisSphinx I guess there are some people.

@sweden June 15, 2017, 2:14 a.m.

Now I'm going to sleep, but would be really happy to get your feedback on all this, and what you think we should do to reach the #SDGs! <3

@sweden June 15, 2017, 2:12 a.m.

@jimnoakes Oh, that's really interesting. Of course. Which ones have you identified as priorities in your work?

@sweden June 15, 2017, 2:11 a.m.

@Thoma_Valiant Which goals do you think is "lefty global government wish items"?

@sweden June 15, 2017, 2:09 a.m.

But if we do that, we can actually be the #firstgeneration to end extreme poverty, halt climate change & create a b…

@sweden June 15, 2017, 1:58 a.m.

We still have a long way to go, and we all have to work together as a TEAM (yes, that includes YOU!) to achieve the…

@sweden June 15, 2017, 1:42 a.m.

All these goals and the 169 subtargets ( are supposed to be achieved by the year of 2030, in just 13 years time.

@sweden June 15, 2017, 1:34 a.m.

@ItsJohannaaaa Which ones do you think is most important?

@sweden June 15, 2017, 1:33 a.m.

@omundodenano I don't believe that we will reach all the SDGs until 2030, no. But I do believe that we achieve some…

@sweden June 15, 2017, 1:31 a.m.

@ItsJohannaaaa No, but of course countries will make their own priorities on what they think is most important to focus on :)

@sweden June 15, 2017, 1:26 a.m.

@FlamingClaw Haha, thank you for sharing!

@sweden June 15, 2017, 1:25 a.m.

So, here they are; the seventeen #SDGs! What do you think of them? Do you agree on them? Do you feel something is m…

@sweden June 15, 2017, 1:22 a.m.

This time, the goals includes a more holistic approach to sustainability and focuses on all countries, not only those in the global south.

@sweden June 15, 2017, 1:10 a.m.

So in 2015, all the 193 member states of the UN together agreed upon a completely new set of goals, the seventeen S…

@sweden June 15, 2017, 1:05 a.m.

Still, many of the MDG's were not achieved, and the strong focus on economic development was at the cost of environment.

@sweden June 15, 2017, 1:02 a.m.

More children than ever got access to school, maternal mortality ratio fell by 45% '90 & global life expectancy inc…

@sweden June 15, 2017, 12:49 a.m.

New #HIV infections fell with 40%. Mortality rates have dropped by more than half. 37 million lives saved from Tube…

@sweden June 15, 2017, 12:42 a.m.

Poverty rates dropped by more than half. More than 1 billion people have been lifted out of extreme poverty since 1…

@sweden June 15, 2017, 12:34 a.m.

@chris_altright Whose lives turned shitty? What do you think is the cause of the population growth? What is the pro…

@sweden June 15, 2017, 12:31 a.m.

@AdrianHolm_ Thank you! Will probably do a whole rant about only climate in the coming days. Too important to ignore.

@sweden June 15, 2017, 12:31 a.m.

@BoodreauxWilson Wow, that's really interesting. I am happy to hear! Really important to incorporate more sustainability in that sector.

@sweden June 15, 2017, 12:12 a.m.

It was a set of 8 goals, supposed to be achieved by the year of 2015, focusing mostly on poverty eradication in dev…

@sweden June 15, 2017, 12:09 a.m.

So let me give you a background; Back in 2000, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were adopted by the United Nations.

@sweden June 15, 2017, 12:08 a.m.

Interesting, but I guess even more of you have heard of the Millennium Development Goals, right?

@sweden June 15, 2017, 12:05 a.m.

@AdrianHolm_ Oh, that's cool. Nice to hear from you Adrian!

@sweden June 15, 2017, 12:04 a.m.

@BoodreauxWilson Oh, that's cool. In what sector?

@sweden June 14, 2017, 11:41 p.m.

@SebKrantz That's a totally legit answer, even though it's not represented in the poll. You'll have to decide on your own what to answer!

@sweden June 14, 2017, 11:38 p.m.

Good evening fellow tweeters! How many of you know about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals?

@sweden June 14, 2017, 10:40 p.m.

@Warmcouch I am actually not really into soccer...

@sweden June 14, 2017, 5:36 p.m.

@ajvsell @Gapminder You are like the majority of the population then :)

@sweden June 14, 2017, 5:36 p.m.

@Gapminder But if you do, you'll get a cool certificate which you can brag about, showing everybody how cool & awes…

@sweden June 14, 2017, 5:28 p.m.

So, you think you know the world? Take the @Gapminder test and find out!

@sweden June 14, 2017, 2:13 p.m.

@mattias_neo Wow, that's interesting. Didn't know about this. Have we signed an agreement? I have some candidates I would like to nominate.

@sweden June 14, 2017, 2:12 p.m.

@alistaircoleman Wow, actually didn't know that. That's really impressive!

@sweden June 14, 2017, 2:11 p.m.

@nyet lol what there are no zebras here bro

@sweden June 14, 2017, 1:26 p.m.

@cmbsweden Oh, well I guess it was still really interesting to see, right?

@sweden June 14, 2017, 1:25 p.m.

@cmbsweden Wow, that must've been an interesting experience

@sweden June 14, 2017, 1:24 p.m.

What's even cooler though is how giraffes carry their young. Just look at this. Amazing, huh?

@sweden June 14, 2017, 1:19 p.m.

Also, fun fact: Giraffes can actually lick inside their own ears.

@sweden June 14, 2017, 1:14 p.m.

@YnzeHettema Haha, yeah. That's definitely better.

@sweden June 14, 2017, 11:26 a.m.

I mean, just look at these two badass giraffes fighting each other

@sweden June 14, 2017, 10:53 a.m.

Dalai Lama giving you some words of wisdom for the day! Now go out there and make a difference.

@sweden June 14, 2017, 1:46 a.m.

Going to sleep now, but am looking forward to hear from you all again tomorrow morning. See you later darlings!

@sweden June 14, 2017, 1:42 a.m.

And that's about it! I hope I've answered most of your questions now, but if not, feel free to comment and I'll be…

@sweden June 14, 2017, 1:30 a.m.

@hannabergmans Finally, we have a third Youth Delegate from Sweden going to COP23 in Bonn for the UN Convention on…

@sweden June 14, 2017, 1:29 a.m.

@hannabergmans She's a real power woman and a great friend. Her focus is mostly on human security, and Resolution 2…

@sweden June 14, 2017, 1:10 a.m.

@jodeet @LSU_se THANK you very much! Always hard to explain these kind of boring things without sounding too boring

@sweden June 14, 2017, 1:09 a.m.

Great acronym. Totally makes sense.

@sweden June 14, 2017, 1:07 a.m.

Then I also have my amazing partner in crime @hannabergmans, who is the Swedish YD to the 72nd session of the General Assembly in September.

@sweden June 14, 2017, 1:03 a.m.

(actually, my _formal_ title is "Swedish Youth Delegate to the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustain…

@sweden June 14, 2017, 12:54 a.m.

I focus on the work with #Agenda2030 and will go to the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in July.

@sweden June 14, 2017, 12:51 a.m.

@LSU_se @UNMGCY Fortunately, I’m not completely alone in this work. In fact, we are three Swedish Youth Delegates,…

@sweden June 14, 2017, 12:45 a.m.

@LSU_se and to make sure that we get the space in formal meetings & negotiations that we actually deserve and have…

@sweden June 14, 2017, 12:44 a.m.

@LSU_se Last but not least, we also have a close collaboration with our counterparts from all over the world, to wo…

@sweden June 14, 2017, 12:41 a.m.

@LSU_se -> and also do consultations & capacity building in youth organisations about the UN System and how they ca…

@sweden June 14, 2017, 12:37 a.m.

@LSU_se Furthermore, we are working nationally with different ministries in Sweden to ensure that young people have…

@sweden June 14, 2017, 12:27 a.m.

thousands of young Swedes in the UN, and especially those organised through @LSU_se, the National Council of Swedish Youth Organisations.

@sweden June 14, 2017, 12:25 a.m.

the country in different meetings. Being a Youth Delegate, we also have a special mission to facilitate and raise the voices of ->

@sweden June 14, 2017, 12:24 a.m.

Well, for us it’s actually quite a multifaceted role! Being an official part of the Swedish Delegation means that we’ll be representing ->

@sweden June 14, 2017, 12:23 a.m.

Nope! It's a non-paid volunteering position.

@sweden June 14, 2017, 12:20 a.m.

But what does it really mean being a Youth Delegate to the UN?

@sweden June 13, 2017, 11:38 p.m.

@chris_altright I was referencing to basic needs like food, love, sex, shelter and water

@sweden June 13, 2017, 6:58 p.m.

During this spring, we've met almost 8 000 young Swedish students, talking about how we can shape a better future,…

@sweden June 13, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

I've also had the opportunity to actually be the one speaking for #we_change, the initiative that got me started in the first place.

@sweden June 13, 2017, 6:24 p.m.

So, that's it. Since then I've been working almost full time (not for profit) in this role, trying to combine it wi…

@sweden June 13, 2017, 6:09 p.m.

-> @lsu_se, the National Council of Swedish Youth Organisations, made the final decision to appoint me the position…

@sweden June 13, 2017, 6 p.m.

Nature & Youth Sweden nominated me as their candidate for the position, and after a difficult selection process, the board of ->

@sweden June 13, 2017, 5:56 p.m.

That's why, when I heard about the role as a Youth Delegate to the UN on Sustainable Development, I decided to apply.

@sweden June 13, 2017, 5:53 p.m.

But I wanted to do more. It felt like I had the responsibility to. And I still feel that.

@sweden June 13, 2017, 5:47 p.m.

It was an amazing experience to meet activists from all over the world, and advocate for higher ambitions in the cl…

@sweden June 13, 2017, 5:42 p.m.

In December 2015, I got the opportunity to go to Paris and the United Nations Climate Change Conference together with Nature & Youth Sweden.

@sweden June 13, 2017, 5:38 p.m.

By the time I graduated, I was sure about what to do. I started studying environmental science and joined another organisation working on SD

@sweden June 13, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

A part of a global movement, working for environmental justice and a better, more sustainable world.

@sweden June 13, 2017, 5:27 p.m.

We began at a very small level, advocating for more recycling bins, but after a while, we understood that we were a part of something larger

@sweden June 13, 2017, 5:24 p.m.

These are some pictures of us from back in 2013/2014.

@sweden June 13, 2017, 5:11 p.m.

So I decided to take action. Together with some friends from school, I started up a small environmental organisation.

@sweden June 13, 2017, 5:08 p.m.

3. And how come, that we all know about climate change and the serious implications of GW, yet no one really does anything about it?

@sweden June 13, 2017, 5:05 p.m.

>while there are still about 700 million living in extreme poverty, and 800 million people in the world chronically undernourished.

@sweden June 13, 2017, 5 p.m.

2. Why is it that, only because I was born here, I have access to both free healthcare & education, with all the possibilities in the world>

@sweden June 13, 2017, 4:47 p.m.

1. Why do we treat each other so badly - even though we are all just humans with the same basic needs?

@sweden June 13, 2017, 4:44 p.m.

Why do we treat each other so badly - even though we are all just humans with the same basic needs?

@sweden June 13, 2017, 4:42 p.m.

That got me thinking about some important questions;

@sweden June 13, 2017, 4:36 p.m.

They spoke about global issues, and how we all both had a possibility & responsibility to actually do something about the state of the world

@sweden June 13, 2017, 4:31 p.m.

we_change, the largest sustainability project aimed towards young people in Sweden, visited my school and delivered…

@sweden June 13, 2017, 4:27 p.m.

I wasn’t engaged at all in any sustainability issues. I knew about the problems, but didn’t really do anything about them.

@sweden June 13, 2017, 4:22 p.m.

@A_Lay_Dish You can be kind and curious at the same time, right?

@sweden June 13, 2017, 4:12 p.m.

@Allison_Ivy79 @amaliaberglof I am actually not a big fan. It's expensive, unhealthy and time-consuming. (Yes, I am…

@sweden June 13, 2017, 2:12 p.m.

Lunch with one of my best friends and personal inspirations @amaliaberglof! #MeatFree of course ✨

@sweden June 13, 2017, 1:27 p.m.

@judithwaller That's really nice. I hope you'll have a great time here in Sweden!

@sweden June 13, 2017, 12:44 p.m.

@jcarole No problem. Wish you good luck on the journey!

@sweden June 13, 2017, 12:43 p.m.

@judithwaller Oh, that's awesome! Where?

@sweden June 13, 2017, 12:41 p.m.

@Marjact Hi Marja! Nice to hear from you! You will definitely hear a lot about Sweden this week!

@sweden June 13, 2017, 12:40 p.m.

@erexford Yes, I was there only three days ago!

@sweden June 13, 2017, 12:38 p.m.

@erexford Well, just make sure she eats the proteins and vitamins she needs. Totally possible with a vegetarian die…

@sweden June 13, 2017, 12:37 p.m.

@SomeGuyAnon Sorry but what do you mean? In what way is eating less meat connected to my sexual preferences?

@sweden June 13, 2017, 12:36 p.m.

@steveinatlga Haha, that would be great. I totally approve.

@sweden June 13, 2017, 12:31 p.m.

@OutdoorsMNGuy @DarlinSincerest @smalltownloner Not trying to shove anything down your throat, just telling you tha…

@sweden June 13, 2017, 12:28 p.m.

@ByzantineSnake @wcsoto Lol I've always had a long neck. So what? People are different. That's the beauty of all our uniqueness.

@sweden June 13, 2017, 11:32 a.m.

@IsabellaLovin @shekarabi @AgnesWold Her Royal Highness, Crown Princess Victoria, together with his Digital Highne…

@sweden June 13, 2017, 10:25 a.m.

@IsabellaLovin @shekarabi Now professor @AgnesWold; If women were empowered to work in the same extent as men, the…

@sweden June 13, 2017, 9:49 a.m.

Her royal highness, the Swedish Crown Princess Victoria, entering the room together with Deputy Prime Minister…

@sweden June 13, 2017, 9:29 a.m.

At the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm!

@sweden June 13, 2017, 9:17 a.m.

Stockholm public transportation. Omw to Dramaten!

@sweden June 13, 2017, 9:12 a.m.

Shaving always make me feel like I'm going back in time.

@sweden June 13, 2017, 8:36 a.m.

Good morning! Here are some words of wisdom for today!

@sweden June 13, 2017, 1:10 a.m.

Going to sleep now though, thank you all for an amazing day. Looking forward to see hear from you again tomorrow mo…

@sweden June 13, 2017, 1:02 a.m.

@HalfPintBlonde @MrJunkFoodChef Oh, that's cool. I'll make sure to check him out!

@sweden June 13, 2017, 12:59 a.m.

@kristin_wester Thanks for the tip - they have been watered!

@sweden June 13, 2017, 12:59 a.m.

@d10sk0ur01 Sorry, I don't understand. What is your point?

@sweden June 13, 2017, 12:58 a.m.

@Lillbjorne I actually eat mostly vegan, but am a big fan of mixed diets since I don't want to restrict myself too much!

@sweden June 13, 2017, 12:57 a.m.

@ShafftyBro Alright, cool. Just make sure to think twice about your future children or friends before you do.

@sweden June 13, 2017, 12:56 a.m.

So let's shape up, stop wasting food and improve our eating habits. Together we can create a movement! #foodcanfixit

@sweden June 13, 2017, 12:51 a.m.

Even if just 1/4 of the food currently wasted globally could be saved, it would be enough to feed 870 MILLION hungr…

@sweden June 13, 2017, 12:44 a.m.

We also need to stop throwing away as much food as we do today. Roughly one third of the food produced in the worl…

@sweden June 13, 2017, 12:39 a.m.

Just by eating a little bit less meat - you can reduce your carbon footprint immensely - and leave a better planet…

@sweden June 13, 2017, 12:36 a.m.

@ZabaJonarr Pizza is good as well, but I don't eat it every day.

@sweden June 13, 2017, 12:35 a.m.

According to different studies - food stands for up to 15-45% of all human-induced greenhouse gas emissions.

@sweden June 13, 2017, 12:11 a.m.

@tw0l_ sure, eat steak - but let me just tell you that beans & vegetables are too

@sweden June 13, 2017, 12:04 a.m.

@DeadYounger lol meat has nothing to do with masculinity or being conquered

@sweden June 12, 2017, 11:10 p.m.

Changing our food habits is one of the most important things we can do in order to save our planet (and ourselves).

@sweden June 12, 2017, 11:01 p.m.

RT @c40cities: Roughly one-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year gets lost or wasted. #foodcanfixit http…

@sweden June 12, 2017, 11:01 p.m.

RT @fadeclerck: We have 13 years to fix climate, halt biodiversity loss, stop oceanic fisheries collapse. J. Rockström no time to waste #fo…

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:57 p.m.

@Allison_Ivy79 Just some pasta, salad, tomatoes, creme fraiche and kale patties!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:54 p.m.

Not sure if my food really qualifies for the #WorldMeatFreeDay though since it's actually animal-pasta

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:52 p.m.

@yiannibaby That's not a nice thing to say, my friend.

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:51 p.m.

@relexxlex @macho_nacho31 Just go vegetarian for three-four days a week, and you'll actually enjoy the moments that…

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:41 p.m.

@ben_turner Well, I believe you can find vegetarian deliciousness as well, you just have to step out of your comfort zone and try it

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:40 p.m.

@Araneatrox That's true, you have a free will. Future generations may not.

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:39 p.m.

@erexford That's great! Worried about what?

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:38 p.m.

@relexxlex Relax, relexx. You don't have to worry about your protein intake. How much do you eat today?

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:37 p.m.

@UEDCQUE Well I also like meat, but you should try some vegetarian food man

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:35 p.m.

@Thoma_Valiant Haha excuse me? You don't need to eat soy if you don't want to.

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:35 p.m.

@Britt_W Oh, yeah then my sister might know him, she is in the last year of global studies ATM :)

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:34 p.m.

It's also really tasty (and much more photogenic than meat). #WorldMeatFreeDay

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

@Britt_W Nope, unfortunately I don't!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:29 p.m.

@Araneatrox Wow. That's impressive, I must say. Though I think you kind of misunderstood the concept of "meatfree"

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:27 p.m.

@HassanHijazi Not anything decided, no. Actually didn't know about it until now!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:25 p.m.

Eating less meat is good for both the environment, your body and your wallet. It's actually awesome. No downsides.

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

@DrMuu damn that's a cool name for a hat

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

@SqueakySwede Sorry lol, you should be reading my tweets before I post them to make sure I don't misspell. I'll give you 5 € a day

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:05 p.m.

@penny_clouston Oh, cool! Thanks Penny, hope to see you around!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:01 p.m.

By the way, did you know that today is #WorldMeatFreeDay?

@sweden June 12, 2017, 9:58 p.m.

@clarafannyw Me too haha, it's my friend's though!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 9:56 p.m.

@Britt_W Thank you! Nice to hear from you Warg!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 9:55 p.m.

@penny_clouston Hi! Yes, this is true. I'm from Lidköping, a small town in Sweden - but I now live and study in Got…

@sweden June 12, 2017, 9:44 p.m.

RT @mywritingrealm: @sweden ...... speaking of books..... this little guy looks rather familiar.

@sweden June 12, 2017, 9:42 p.m.

@Somewhere_USA That's why someone needs to cook first.

@sweden June 12, 2017, 9:38 p.m.

Finally returned home now after many ups and downs. SUPER hungry!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 9:35 p.m.

RT @bjornfonden: @sweden Looking shady in public transportation since 1996.

@sweden June 12, 2017, 7:20 p.m.

This is probably the most stupid thing I've done in a very long time.

@sweden June 12, 2017, 7:02 p.m.

I don't. It's raining, I am hungry & my phone is running out of battery. But since I get to live in his apartment for free, I kinda have to

@sweden June 12, 2017, 6:50 p.m.

He is sometimes a bit crazy, but I like him anyways. Today he is packing a bag full of books and wants me to join h…

@sweden June 12, 2017, 6:37 p.m.

@KyaMHill I love crown princess Victoria! She is great! I don't really love the structural aspects of monarchy though.

@sweden June 12, 2017, 6:36 p.m.

Sorry but the storytime have to wait. My friend (which I live with in Stockholm) just forced me to follow him out i…

@sweden June 12, 2017, 6:10 p.m.

So, it all kind of started during gymnasiet (upper secondary school). I studied natural science and in my spare time I did acting.

@sweden June 12, 2017, 5:57 p.m.

So, many of you have been asking me about my role as a Youth Delegate to the UN. Let me explain and give you a back…

@sweden June 12, 2017, 5:42 p.m.

@CamillaEOhlsson @LSU_se Will speak more about this in the coming hours!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 5:22 p.m.

@chralie Sorry but I'm not allowed to marry anyone of my followers during this week.

@sweden June 12, 2017, 5:21 p.m.

Wow, "pure evil" - that's a first! I should probably join hands with Donald Trump then.

@sweden June 12, 2017, 5:15 p.m.

@CamillaEOhlsson 1. Be nominated by a member organisation of @lsu_se 2. Yes, unfortunately. Though you can become a "real" delegate I guess!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 4:16 p.m.

Minister for Public Administration, @shekarabi, talking about why Sweden must take global leadership in the work on…

@sweden June 12, 2017, 3:33 p.m.

Finally arrived in Stockholm, more than one hour late... Now I have to run to a meeting at the Ministry of Finance.…

@sweden June 12, 2017, 2:07 p.m.

@SarahJBuckley We all have to! I'll write more about this during the week.

@sweden June 12, 2017, 2:06 p.m.

... "We are experiencing some technical difficulties and will need to stop the train. We will try to solve the prob…

@sweden June 12, 2017, 1:54 p.m.

RT @LSU_se: Our youth representative to the UN, who just came home from the #UNOceanConference is now in charge of @sweden!😉🙌🏾👊🏽#ungdomsrör…

@sweden June 12, 2017, 1:50 p.m.

@yaadayaada Honestly, I don't know if I'll ever be able to harvest it. And it will most probably not grow back if I do.

@sweden June 12, 2017, 1:21 p.m.

@MounirLynch Unfortunately, midsommar is next week so you'll have to wait for the next curator to deal with that!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 1:20 p.m.

@MounirLynch Hi Mounir! Nice to hear from you! I'll definitely share something about my experiences at the UN and m…

@sweden June 12, 2017, 1:11 p.m.

@mr_ino Well, a coworker - yes. But right now I'm on the train, and it's not really socially accepted to ask a rand…

@sweden June 12, 2017, 1:08 p.m.

@Travelpen Yep. But this is a 19m2 student apartment with shared kitchen - so not really comparable I think :)

@sweden June 12, 2017, 1:08 p.m.

@dark_swan Hi! Nice to hear from you. Actually, one of my favorite holidays is Valborg! It's a great celebration of spring etc.

@sweden June 12, 2017, 1:06 p.m.

@j5uliana Oh, cool! My sister lives in Mexico atm

@sweden June 12, 2017, 12:59 p.m.

You get used to it. But when I was little, I was actually bullied because of my name (and because I was quite diffe…

@sweden June 12, 2017, 12:54 p.m.

@Joellee2312 Yep! Oh, that's nice. I hope to be moving soon though haha

@sweden June 12, 2017, 12:52 p.m.

@Nissvik Probably have to buy one then... RIP budget

@sweden June 12, 2017, 12:50 p.m.

Actually I'm not very fond of them. Fun fact though; my name is Björn and my father's name is Benny (which actually…

@sweden June 12, 2017, 12:46 p.m.

@Alfray_Stryke The metro is great! Big difference between the regular trains and metro though.

@sweden June 12, 2017, 12:45 p.m.

@aidan_kills Well, nothing super special I guess - but I enjoy graphic design and am also a former actor.

@sweden June 12, 2017, 12:42 p.m.

@HairWeave Nice to hear from you! I'll definitely try to discuss thrash and waste management systems!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 12:41 p.m.

@j5uliana @SJ_AB Oh, I also wish there would be more trains in the US! Speak to your local politician!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 12:40 p.m.

omg just noticed I forgot my charger at home, RIP phone

@sweden June 12, 2017, 12:35 p.m.

@JamesFluker I think I'll do to. I like Lidköping and might move back when I'm older, but right now I have no intention to!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 12:33 p.m.

@hikmahsetiohadi Haha, thank you very much! Nice to have you with me Hikmah!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 12:32 p.m.

@j5uliana Hej! Cool to hear from you. I'll definitely write about Sweden!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 12:31 p.m.

I actually went backpacking solo in India for two months last summer. The trains were my best friend!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 12:29 p.m.

@DarlingAngela Hmm well, there are similarities but no - Björn is actually not that common!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 12:28 p.m.

@dennisvdknaap Wow, cool! I went with Thalys several times. Always on point!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 12:28 p.m.

@youngbuckeen It IS really interesting! Will write about that later today!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 12:27 p.m.

@JordanKirby505 Yeah, I think it's definitely okay, though it's a special student housing so it's actually more exp…

@sweden June 12, 2017, 12:26 p.m.

@KyaMHill Cool, nice to hear from you! Looking forward to a great week together with you!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 12:22 p.m.

@surbhipateI Oh, well that's a good question. I think I'll pass it on to @hannaforsgreen or @lararnas!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 12:14 p.m.

@JoeW215 @SJ_AB Well, sometimes that can be true for Swedish trains as well.

@sweden June 12, 2017, 12:14 p.m.

@cykotica @SJ_AB That's unfortunate. Raise that question to the politicians in your country!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 12:09 p.m.

Unfortunately though, they are almost always late. Kind of expensive too. The WiFI never really works either. But whatever ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

@sweden June 12, 2017, 12:03 p.m.

I love trains. Trains are awesome. They are fast, comfortable, environmentally friendly, gives you a nice view and…

@sweden June 12, 2017, 11:55 a.m.

A small town called Lidköping. There's really nothing to do there, which is the reason for me moving to GBG as soon…

@sweden June 12, 2017, 11:52 a.m.

@Barkotron Hahah yeah, it really changed me

@sweden June 12, 2017, 11:49 a.m.

@Nissvik I'm happy to hear that. Keeping my fingers crossed!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 11:47 a.m.

@desudere420 hey there Jeff, nice to hear from you!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 11:47 a.m.

@k_brewster Hi there! Welcome, and I hope you'll like it!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 11:46 a.m.

@Nissvik It's rainy and cloudy :(

@sweden June 12, 2017, 11:45 a.m.

It just has a resting bitch face. It is actually a super-happy pineapple!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 11:43 a.m.

@cmbsweden Sounds nice! Where is that? I mean, it's all about location - right?

@sweden June 12, 2017, 11:42 a.m.

@IntoRainbowz Yes, I have a private bathroom and shower - but I share kitchen with seven other international students.

@sweden June 12, 2017, 11:41 a.m.

@JamesFluker @IKEASWE Haha, thank you! Actually, I don't know. The furniture is not my own, it was included when I…

@sweden June 12, 2017, 11:40 a.m.

@jewzeus Yes, it's for a room with shared kitchen. Also, it's student housing so not privately owned.

@sweden June 12, 2017, 11:38 a.m.

@johandreasson @LauraBeye Yes it is. Never were a big fan of it.

@sweden June 12, 2017, 11:37 a.m.

@poremetej Yes, It's definitely manageable.

@sweden June 12, 2017, 11:32 a.m.

You'll probably notice during this week that I'm almost always on the run. Today, I'm taking the train to Stockholm!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 11:29 a.m.

@KarinsArt Got it as a gift, so unfortunately I can't help you...

@sweden June 12, 2017, 11:27 a.m.

I know. I just came home from a week in New York. Sorry for the mess btw, just wanted to show you how I live :)

@sweden June 12, 2017, 11:25 a.m.

@Fondacey @cmbsweden Wow, that's impressive actually!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 11:20 a.m.

@LauraBeye Actually got it as a gift. Not sure I'll ever be able to eat it.

@sweden June 12, 2017, 11:19 a.m.

@poremetej Well yeah, living in Sweden is expensive. This is almost as cheap as it gets.

@sweden June 12, 2017, 11:18 a.m.

@titty_biscuit Happy to hear that! Hope you'll stay the whole week!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 11:15 a.m.

@Unuhinuii No, I actually got it as a gift!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 11:14 a.m.

@nicolevonvon Haha unfortunately I didn't have the time. Just came home from New York, and now on my way to Stockholm!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 11:13 a.m.

I pay 3665 SEK/month which is equal to ~ 388 Euro or ~ 420 dollars

@sweden June 12, 2017, 11:06 a.m.

I share kitchen with seven other international students, but I'm almost never here. That's why I need this sign to…

@sweden June 12, 2017, 11:02 a.m.

This is where I live. A small room of 19 sq meters in the city of Gothenburg.

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:48 a.m.

Today for example, I'm really tired and jetlagged, since I just got home from New York yesterday morning

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:47 a.m.

Most of all though, I'm just another human being - just like you, and that will probably shine through during the week

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:41 a.m.

Though actually, I don't really have time for studies :)

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:39 a.m.

@selfttled Cool, thank you Liselotta!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:39 a.m.

@sugarfromshit Hmm I mean, he looks purple.

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:38 a.m.

@TopPiapp Cool, nice to meet you piapp!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:38 a.m.

@LeonelMarj I hope I'll be able to change your mind!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:37 a.m.

@yoanyona How they will decrease their plastic pollution by 70% in the coming years.

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:36 a.m.

@rodnyvt @bjornfonden @swedennewyork @SwedenUN @SweMFA @GoteborgsPosten Unfortunately, I've actually never taken part in a MUN :/

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:34 a.m.

I am studying Environmental Science and Business Economics at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the Univ…

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:32 a.m.

@andrewwr235 Haha well you have to know your audience, right?

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:30 a.m.

@diverdutch Haha, nice to hear from you John - we'll have to see about that, but I'll try to make it interesting!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:29 a.m.

@finally_huMAn Hi there! To be completely honest, I don't know which criterias they have. But you can read more abo…

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:27 a.m.

@sugarfromshit Hello Trey! Wait who is that? Someone from Super Mario???

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:26 a.m.

@TimotheeK Hi Tim! Nice to hear from you. Well, I can't speak for all Swedes - but from my side I'm mostly happy ab…

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:23 a.m.

@JackdeReduvo Hi Jack, nice to hear from you! I am the Swedish Youth Delegate on Sustainable Development, I'll make…

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:23 a.m.

@GuillemTosca Didn't have space haha, but thank you. Will probably be a lot of misspellings during this week. I hope you'll cope with it!

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:22 a.m.

@LizzieBethHD Hi Lizzie, I'm sorry but I might have to make you disappointed

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:15 a.m.

But first, I would like to get to know you better. Who are you? Where are you from? What would you like to hear abo…

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:12 a.m.

I am looking forward to tell you everything about me & my life, and to discuss how we can create a better, more sus…

@sweden June 12, 2017, 10:04 a.m.

Hello world! I’m @bjornfonden, a 20-year-old student, changemaker, speaker, Youth Delegate to the UN, and curator o…