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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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Buying conservation in tropical developing countries?

Buying conservation in tropical developing countries?

Seminar
May 12, 2016 10:15 AM to May 12, 2016 12:00 PM.

Global Sustainability Studies Seminar with Focali member Torsten Krause Researcher in Sustainability Science, LUCSUS, Lund University

Community resource management, landscapes and climate change in South- and Southeast Asia

Community resource management, landscapes and climate change in South- and Southeast Asia

Workshop
May 16, 2016 09:00 AM to May 17, 2016 04:00 PM.

This event is co-organized by the two SIANI themes “Forests, Landscapes and Food Security” - coordinated by Focali and the “Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security” theme - coordinated by SLU-Global.

Bioenergy production and sustainable development: science base for policymaking remains limited

Bioenergy production and sustainable development: science base for policymaking remains limited

New article co-authored by Focali member Göran Berndes and the Focali Project Coordinator Maria Ölund published in GCB Bioenergy. The article is based on a systematic review with the aim to analyze the state of knowledge about how the production of bioenergy resources affects sustainable development.

Young Researchers Meeting on Multifunctional landscapes for food security, livelihoods and the environment

Young Researchers Meeting on Multifunctional landscapes for food security, livelihoods and the environment

Workshop
Jun 07, 2016 01:00 PM to Jun 08, 2016 04:00 PM.

Are you a young researcher, PhD student, post-doc or in the beginning of your research carrier? Are you focusing your work on how landscapes are used in an integrated way? Welcome to our young researchers meeting in Gothenburg 7-8 June and discuss with likeminded.

In search of double dividends from climate change interventions: Evidence on forest conservation and household energy transitions

In search of double dividends from climate change interventions: Evidence on forest conservation and household energy transitions

Seminar
May 02, 2016 01:15 PM to May 02, 2016 02:30 PM.

Seminar about the recent EBA report with the same title as this seminar. The report is based on a systematic review of impact evaluations of what we know of the effects with double objectives in climate aid – climate benefits and poverty reduction. Three Focali members have been part of the review team, Gunnar Köhlin, Madelene Ostwald and Eskil Mattson, they will present and discuss the findings at this GCGD seminar.

Sustainable bioproducts in Brazil: disputes and agreements on a common ground agenda for agriculture and nature protection

Sustainable bioproducts in Brazil: disputes and agreements on a common ground agenda for agriculture and nature protection

New article co-authored by Focali member Göran Berndes published in Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, 18 March 2016. The work contributed to a three-year project within IEA Bioenergy on Mobilization of sustainable bioenergy supply chains.

Intermediate tree cover can maximize groundwater recharge in the seasonally dry tropics

Intermediate tree cover can maximize groundwater recharge in the seasonally dry tropics

This is the result from a recently published study in Nature Publishing Group journal Scientific Reports by a team of researchers from CIFOR, ICRAF, CATIE and INERA, lead by Associate Professor Ulrik Ilstedt of SLU. Ulrik and three of the researchers behind this study are members of the Focali research network.

Assessing land-use impacts of biomass consumption in a globalized world

Assessing land-use impacts of biomass consumption in a globalized world

Focali seminar
Apr 01, 2016 01:15 PM to Apr 01, 2016 02:30 PM.

How much deforestation is embodied in your consumption? Take the opportunity to discuss this with Thomas Kastner who is visiting Chalmers University of Technology from the Institute of Social Ecology in Vienna. Next Friday, April 1st Focali co-arranges this seminar at Chalmers where Thomas will present his work on linking agricultural commodity production and associated environmental impacts to consumers, through global supply chains.

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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