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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

REDD

REDD

REDD stands for Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation. It is aimed at reducing emissions of carbon dioxide from forests.

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.

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ASEAN Guidelines for Agroforestry Development - a success story for landscapes, livelihoods and resilience

ASEAN Guidelines for Agroforestry Development - a success story for landscapes, livelihoods and resilience

Focali seminar
Jan 24, 2019 10:15 AM to Jan 24, 2019 12:00 PM.

Joint Focali – AgriFoSe2030 seminar with guest researcher Dr. Leimona Beria, Ecosystem Services Scientist at ICRAF Indonesia and co-author of the newly published ASEAN Guidelines for Agroforestry Development endorsed by the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry.

Climate Sensitivity of Tropical Trees Along an Elevation Gradient in Rwanda

Climate Sensitivity of Tropical Trees Along an Elevation Gradient in Rwanda

New study from Rwandan researchers together with Focaliresearchers Johan Uddling and Göran Wallin on climate sensitivity of tropical trees along an elevation gradient in Rwanda. The study finds that gas exchange strongly decrease at lower sites in the dry season, which indicates that primary production as well as transpiration would decline in a climate with more pronounced dry periods.

Gender equity: A snail pace progress and how to change that

Gender equity: A snail pace progress and how to change that

Read the blog, published in Impakter on September 18th 2018, about what policy makers need to know about gender and sustainability. The blog is based on the work of Focalimember Andrea Nightingale on ecofeminism and feminist political ecology, and written by Linda Hansson and Ekaterina Bessonova in a Focali-SIANI collaboration.

Lic. defence: Rural Livelihood Options for “a better and more sustainable future” - Local perspectives from Myanmar and Morocco

Lic. defence: Rural Livelihood Options for “a better and more sustainable future” - Local perspectives from Myanmar and Morocco

Licentiate defence
Jan 10, 2019 01:15 PM to Jan 10, 2019 03:00 PM.

The 10th of January Focali member Laura Kmoch will defend her licentiate thesis with the title above. It is a public defence that will be held 13.15 in room ED lecture hall at Chalmers University of Technology. The invited discussant for the defence is Ole Mertz, who is Professor of Human Geography and Head of Section for Geography at the University of Copenhagen.

Focali at Global Landscapes Forum 2018: Connecting for impact – From commitment to action

Focali at Global Landscapes Forum 2018: Connecting for impact – From commitment to action

Dec 01, 2018

Focali is together with our partners SIANI participating in the Global Landscapes Forum 2018 (GLF) in Bonn. We have a booth in the Landscape Action Pavilion where we share Focali members research and hope to engage in interesting and inspiring meetings. The Focali and SIANI team will report back on some of key issues discussed at Global Landscape Forum via our homepages and social media.

Vast areas in the Brazilian Amazon may lose its protection new study finds

Vast areas in the Brazilian Amazon may lose its protection new study finds

Contestation over the use of land and forest areas in the Amazon have a long history, is heavily influenced by global consumption demands and as often the devil is in the details and paragraphs. A new study published in Nature Sustainability shows that up to fifteen million hectares of land might lose its current protection due to a paragraph in the Brazilian Forest Act, the most important legal framework for nature conservation on privately owned land in Brazil.

1st Dialogue meeting on the future of the Brazilian Amazon - potential implications of the new political landscape?

1st Dialogue meeting on the future of the Brazilian Amazon - potential implications of the new political landscape?

Seminar
Dec 05, 2018 09:30 AM to Dec 05, 2018 01:00 PM.

Welcome to this first meeting in a series of dialogue seminars initiated by Focali at GMV in collaboration with SIANI, GGBC, GAC, LUCSUS and other partners interested to join this initiative with a focus on global tropical deforestation. We start with a focus on the Brazilian Amazon due to the risk of the environmental crisis that may unfold with local, regional and global implications. In 2019 the initiative will look at other regions as well in terms of drivers of deforestation, environmental and human implications and possible ways forward.

New report from the Agroforestry Network: Achieving the Global Goals through Agroforestry

New report from the Agroforestry Network: Achieving the Global Goals through Agroforestry

Agroforestry is a sustainable, proven and efficient land management system, according to the experts behind the report Achieving the Global Goals through Agroforestry, launched on October 1, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden.

1st Dialogue meeting on the future of the Brazilian Amazon - potential implications of the new political landscape?

Welcome to this first meeting in a series of dialogue seminars initiated by Focali at GMV in collaboration with SIANI, GGBC, GAC, LUCSUS and other partners interested to join this initiative with a fo ...

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