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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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Martin Persson will receive scholarship from the Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf at the Royal Palace

Martin Persson will receive scholarship from the Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf at the Royal Palace

May 05, 2015

Martin Persson will receive a scholarship award of 100 000 SEK from King Carl XVI Gustaf's 50th Jubilee Fund. His Majesty the King will hand out the awards at a reception at the Royal castle on May 7.

Widengård PhD Defence: “Becoming Biofuels. The messy assembling of resources, sustainability, poverty, land use, and nation-states”

Widengård PhD Defence: “Becoming Biofuels. The messy assembling of resources, sustainability, poverty, land use, and nation-states”

May 05, 2015

Focali researcher Marie Widengård will defend her PhD thesis in Environmental Social Science at School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg on May 7.

Javier Godar interviewed on global re-greening by Swedish television SVT

Javier Godar interviewed on global re-greening by Swedish television SVT

Apr 23, 2015

In the interview Godar comments on the article “Recent reversal in loss of global terrestrial biomass” recently published in the journal Nature Climate Change (NCC).

Modeling Potential Freshwater Ecotoxicity Impacts Due to Pesticide Use in Biofuel Feedstock Production

Modeling Potential Freshwater Ecotoxicity Impacts Due to Pesticide Use in Biofuel Feedstock Production

Göran Berndes with the colleagues Maria Nordborg and Christel Cederberg was published in Environmental Science and Technology.

Oil palm for biodiesel in Brazil - risks and opportunities

Oil palm for biodiesel in Brazil - risks and opportunities

Oskar Englund, Göran Berndes and Martin Persson with colleague was published in IOPscience's Environmental Research Letters.

Madelene Ostwald has written a chapter in new Future Forests publication

Madelene Ostwald has written a chapter in new Future Forests publication

The Focali researcher Madelene Ostwald has written the chapter “Climate-Related Forest Policies and Trends” in the book “The Future Use of Nordic Forests - A Global Perspective” from Future Forests published by Springer Verlag.

Focali brief: Can India´s wasteland be used for biomass plantations?

Focali brief: Can India´s wasteland be used for biomass plantations?

Focali brief 2015:02 by Madelene Ostwald, Göran Berndes and Martin Karlson with colleagues.

Call for abstract - Agri4D conference

Agriculture for food security post-2015 - the role of science ...

Forests, Landscapes and Food Security - a collaboration with SIANI

Focali has, since 2014, collaborated with SIANI under the theme "Forests, Landscapes and Food Security". ...

Focali part of cluster group on Water and Forests at SWH

Since December 2014 is Focali represented as one of five members in the cluster group "Water and Forests" hosted by the Swedish Water House (SWH). ...

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