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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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Trading Forests: Quantifying the Contribution of Global Commodity Markets to Emissions from Tropical Deforestation

Trading Forests: Quantifying the Contribution of Global Commodity Markets to Emissions from Tropical Deforestation

Focali researchers release working paper "Trading Forests: Quantifying the Contribution of Global Commodity Markets to Emissions from Tropical Deforestation" with Center for Global Development.

Focali Researchers to COP20 in Lima,Peru

Focali Researchers to COP20 in Lima,Peru

Nov 27, 2014

Three Focali researchers - Javier Godar, Toby Gardner and Fariborz Zelli - will participate in side-events during COP20.

Focali researchers Martin Persson and Sabine Henders get published in Global Change Biology

Focali researchers Martin Persson and Sabine Henders get published in Global Change Biology

Oct 30, 2014

Martin Persson, Sabine Henders and Christel Cederberg's research gets published in Global Change Biology.

Agricultural development as a driver for change

Agricultural development as a driver for change

Oct 30, 2014

The Church of Sweden's position paper on agricultural development for poverty reduction and sustainable development for 2014-2017 is now available in English.

Towards a Global Research Program on Food Systems

Towards a Global Research Program on Food Systems

Workshop
Oct 25, 2014 09:30 AM to Oct 25, 2014 04:00 PM.

Focali project coordinator Maria Göthberg will attend a 1-day workshop in Copenhagen with the aim to establish a research area on food systems.

A Recap from workshop on Forest Conservation, Agroforestry and Livelihoods

A Recap from workshop on Forest Conservation, Agroforestry and Livelihoods

Focali researcher Torsten Krause recaps the main points of discussion from the FOCALI-the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) workshop on June 10 2014.

Have Brazil’s deforestation policies hit the limits of their effectiveness?

Have Brazil’s deforestation policies hit the limits of their effectiveness?

In a SEI news story Focali researchers Toby Gardner and Javier Godar describe their findings from a study on Brazil's deforestation.

Can Agroforestry Address Food Security Concerns under a Changing Climate?

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together leading scholar-practitioners from five parts of the world, Sweden, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Kenya and Ecuador, to share knowledge of and aspirations for agr ...

Towards a Global Research Program on Food Systems

Focali project coordinator Maria Göthberg will attend a 1-day workshop in Copenhagen with the aim to establish a research area on food systems. ...

Securing Forest and Community Land Rights - Challenges, trends and ways forward

This one-day seminar, co-organized by Focali, will be an opportunity to learn from and discuss with land right experts from Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), Sida, civil society organizations, th ...

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