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Forests, climate and livelihoods are interconnected

Forests, climate and livelihoods are interconnected

Forests can play a vital part for both climate- and poverty issues; in reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases and as a source of income for poor people that depend on the forest for their livelihood.

Multifunctional landscapes

Multifunctional landscapes

Many Focali researchers focus on synergies and trade-offs between different land-uses in the landscape, such as interactions between forests and agriculture

Please excuse the dust - we are building a new website

Please excuse the dust - we are building a new website

Focali is rebuilding this website during 2022. All members and partners are not presented on this website. Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions for the new web!

Welcome to Focali

Focali (Forest, Climate, and Livelihood research network) is a Swedish research network focusing on forest / bio-energy, climate change and poverty issues. Several Swedish universities and institutions are represented in the network. The purpose is to contribute to the provision of relevant knowledge to Sida and other Swedish authorities for the effective use of forest operations to achieve climate-poverty targets. Focali also aims to increase the flow of relevant information between scientists, industry, government and civil society.

For more information about Focali, click here

A day at Sida: three dialogues on smallholder and Indigenous-led action to the climate, food, and biodiversity crises

A day at Sida: three dialogues on smallholder and Indigenous-led action to the climate, food, and biodiversity crises


Jun 01, 2022 10:45 AM to Jun 01, 2022 04:45 PM.

Join us on the 1st of June at Sida in Stockholm, for a day filled with experiences from the ground on the agency of farmer and forest associations, Indigenous peoples and local communities, youth and women in the climate, biodiversity and food security crises. Three separate but thematically linked dialogues within the field of agriculture, land use, food systems, biodiversity, tenure and rights will be facilitated with a wide range of speakers. In-between the events networking spaces, lunch and coffee will be provided to the participants. The day will thus serve both as dialogue opportunities ahead of Stockholm+50 as associated events and as a forum to initiate much needed deepened collaborations to accelerate global progress towards a more just, resilient, and sustainable future. Focus will be on the situation for and messages from rights holders and their agency in bridging the implementation gaps, from words to action, for a healthy, just and liveable planet. Focali co-arrange the day and the 3rd event: Transforming our Relation with Land and Nature from an Intergenerational Perspective -Indigenous Peoples’ role for a healthy and just planet 2072.

Please excuse the dust - we are building a new website

Please excuse the dust - we are building a new website

Feb 02, 2022

During 2022, we will build a new Focali website to improve features, increase access to research and provide a more modern and flexible website experience. During this time, the information on this website might not be as updated as we wish. Please bear with us, and if you have any input to the development of the new website you are always welcome to contact us.

New Focali policy brief: Flawed numbers underpin recommendations to exclude commodities from EU deforestation legislation

New Focali policy brief: Flawed numbers underpin recommendations to exclude commodities from EU deforestation legislation

A leaked draft impact assessment, informing the EU Commission’s coming legislative proposal for minimizing the risk of deforestation and forest degradation associated with products placed on the EU market, has led to recent debate. A key point of contention is the scope of the proposed regulation: the impact assessment recommends that some key forest-risk commodities – maize and rubber – be left out of the regulation. The authors of this new Focali brief show that the analysis that underpins this conclusion has severe flaws and that current evidence does not support such a recommendation.

Focali - SIANI Dialogue report & videos: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on forest communities and forest resource use

Focali - SIANI Dialogue report & videos: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on forest communities and forest resource use

Sep 29, 2021

Report, key messages and videos from the Focali - SIANI Dialogue "Impacts of the pandemic on forest communities and forest resource use - What do we know, what do we need to know and how to find out?

Tropical mountain forests store more carbon than expected

Tropical mountain forests store more carbon than expected

Tropical forests in Africa’s mountains store more carbon than previously thought. At the same time, vast amounts of the forests have already been lost. “This draws the attention to the importance of conserving these forests“, says Göran Wallin Focali member at the University of Gothenburg, co-author of the new study published in Nature.

New Focali brief: Three principles for the EU to reduce imported deforestation

New Focali brief: Three principles for the EU to reduce imported deforestation

The EU is currently a major contributor to deforestation through the consumption of forest risk commodities such as palm oil, soybeans, cocoa, and coffee. This new Focali brief, written by Simon Bager and Focali member U. Martin Persson, offers insight on how to assess policy proposals which address the tropical deforestation generated from EU imports and recommends two comprehensive proposals which meet the developed guidelines.

Webinar on biodiversity, research and conflict in Colombia - Building sciences for peace

Webinar on biodiversity, research and conflict in Colombia - Building sciences for peace

Webinar
Jun 01, 2021 04:30 PM to Jun 01, 2021 06:00 PM.

This panel, supported by Focali - SIANI, will discuss effects of Colombia´s conflicts on biodiversity and research as well as reflect on how academia can contribute to long-lasting peace. The event will be held in Spanish with English interpretation in zoom.

Global Food Security Conference 2020 - Catch up with the latest thinking

Global Food Security Conference 2020 - Catch up with the latest thinking

Focali intern Jess Haynie-Lavelle was invited by SIANI to attend and report back from the Global Food Security Conference 2020. By reflecting on multidisciplinarity and how to bring about a people-centered approach for sustainable food systems, here's what she found.

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