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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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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.

Focali brief: Looking for gender equality in REDD+

Focali brief: Looking for gender equality in REDD+

The consideration of gender issues and women’s rights in REDD+ policy formulation and implementation can be seen as a moral imperative, but it is also based in legal texts and institutional commitments. This new Focali brief, written by Lisa Westholm, provides an overview of the work with gender issues in REDD+ policy making to date, and brings up some key issues relating to gender equality in the design and implementation of REDD+ programs.

Focali brief: Conserving nature on a budget – context matters

Focali brief: Conserving nature on a budget – context matters

This new Focali brief, written by Liv Lundberg and Martin Persson, offers guidance to policy makers on PES program design. Payments for ecosystem services (PES) programs are an increasingly popular policy tool to conserve nature. A recent study conducted by the authors shows that considering context - be it political, economic or geographical - is key in designing PES programs for maximum conservation impact.

Launch event: “Achieving the Global Goals through agroforestry”

Launch event: “Achieving the Global Goals through agroforestry”

Launch event
Oct 01, 2018 03:00 PM to Oct 01, 2018 04:30 PM.

To feed a growing population, combat climate change, and preserve biodiversity, there is a need to develop sustainable agriculture systems. Agroforestry is a pathway towards this. But why is it not used more? Why is it not more visible in strategies and budgets? Agroforestry Network partners and Fores invite you to discuss this at the official report launch on October 1.

Developing secure land rights. Yes, but for whom?

Developing secure land rights. Yes, but for whom?

Sep 05, 2018

Community-based approaches to tenure formalization are gaining traction in development policy. The concept is nothing new. Collective tenure has been recognized in legislation for over a decade. What’s new is that it’s now being implemented, which has created a whole new area for research.

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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