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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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Call for abstracts: Agri4D 2021 – food systems for new realities

Call for abstracts: Agri4D 2021 – food systems for new realities

Conference
Sep 28, 2021 12:00 AM to Sep 30, 2021 12:00 AM.

Agricultural Research for Development Conference (Agri4D) 2021 will take place September 28-30, 2021, and will be held online. Registration opens in June, but you can submit your abstract to the six different topics of the conference before May 14, 2021.

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.

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?

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?

Webinar
Mar 18, 2021 01:30 PM to Mar 18, 2021 04:00 PM.

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives around the world, with significant implications for forest use and management. In many countries, sudden lockdowns spurred widespread urban to rural “reverse” migration, while negative economic impacts have brought great hardships for many rural populations. Both trends are likely to increase pressure on forests, which have long served as a critical safety net for rural populations in times of distress.

Los impactos de la pandemia en las comunidades forestales y el uso de los recursos forestales  - ¿Qué sabemos, qué necesitamos saber y cómo averiguarlo?

Los impactos de la pandemia en las comunidades forestales y el uso de los recursos forestales - ¿Qué sabemos, qué necesitamos saber y cómo averiguarlo?

Webinar
Mar 18, 2021 01:30 PM to Mar 18, 2021 04:00 PM.

Qué: Un diálogo en línea facilitado por Focali (la red de investigación sobre bosques, clima y medios de subsistencia) y SIANI (la iniciativa sueca para una red agrícola internacional) en el marco del nuevo foro de diálogo Focali – SIANI Cuándo: El 18 de marzo de las 13:30 – 16:00 CET, por zoom

10 myths about net zero targets and carbon offsetting, busted

10 myths about net zero targets and carbon offsetting, busted

Dec 21, 2020

"The idea of carbon offsetting, which underpins so-called net zero targets, is founded on a number of myths." This commentary published on Climate Home News was first published as a debate article in the Swedish Newspaper DN where five of the co-authors are members in the Focali research network.

Träd är både hjältar och offer i klimatkrisen

Träd är både hjältar och offer i klimatkrisen

Dec 09, 2020

Inspelningen av eventet Träd i ett rubbat klimat – hjältar eller offer? som sändes live den 2 oktober 2020 under Vetenskapsfestivalen är nu tillgängligt att titta på igen. Seminariet genererade en hel del frågor från online-publiken som alla inte hann besvaras live, och vi har nu samlat paneldeltagarnas svar i en Q&A.

Communicating in safe spaces, Focali’s second annual meeting

Communicating in safe spaces, Focali’s second annual meeting

Dec 03, 2020

On the 4-5th of November, in the midst of the US elections, the Focali network came together for its second annual meeting, this time entirely online, to turn our collective minds to the multifaceted challenges of forests, climate, and livelihoods. The online format offered new occasions for international participation and brought together attendees ranging from Gothenburg to Vietnam. The energy was palpable despite the potentially alienating online format, and culminated in an optimistic view of the Focali network, and the role it might grow to play in fostering the working relationships of researchers, policymakers, private interests, and local stakeholders.

Focali Members receive funding to five new projects via the Formas' annual open call

Focali Members receive funding to five new projects via the Formas' annual open call

Nov 30, 2020

In the Formas’ annual open call for research funding, Formas funds projects which address all of the sustainable development goals. This year a record high number of applications were submitted; in total 1,575, of which 188 were awarded grants. Five of these selected applications feature Focali members as the lead applicant. The projects build on broad and long-term collaboration with partners, both within and outside of academia. Each aims to contribute to a more positive future for forests, ranging from Puerto Rico to Rwanda, and to the biodiversity, climate and livelihoods dependent on these ecosystems.

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