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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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Global Landscapes Forum 2017

Global Landscapes Forum 2017

Conference
Dec 19, 2017 09:00 AM to Dec 20, 2017 07:00 PM.

Don’t forget to register for the world’s largest science-led multi-sectoral platform for integrated land use - Global Landscape Forum; December 2017 in Bonn, Germany. Focali, SIANI and SLU global will host a booth at the Development Solutions pavilion, and Focali member Aida Bargués Tobella will present her research at the session on rainfall recycling, together with FTA and IUFRO. Join us!

Scaling up deforestation-free production and trade with jurisdictions

Scaling up deforestation-free production and trade with jurisdictions

This book chapter, written by Focali members Javier Godar and Toby Gardner together with other members of the Trase team, outlines steps to facilitate implementation of supply chains free of deforestation. One key challenge is transparency; seeing who trades forest-risk commodities and when and where they do so. Here, Trase could be part of the solution.

News from the 3rd national Agroforestry Conference in Alnarp 2017

News from the 3rd national Agroforestry Conference in Alnarp 2017

Nov 30, 2017

The Agroforestry Network - on of the main organizers of the Agroforestry Conference in Alnarp - shares their perspective on the conference where researchers, practitioners, students and NGO's met for two days of in-depth discussions on elevating agroforestry in Sweden with inspiration from the world.

OPPORTUNITY: Post doc in transformative sustainability science

OPPORTUNITY: Post doc in transformative sustainability science

Nov 23, 2017

The university of Luxemburg invite applications for a 3-year full time Post Doc position in a transdisciplinary team of researchers. The position is part of the project NEXUS FUTURES, and seeks to foster transformative learning for sustainable water and land-use governance. Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply now!

Do national strategies under the UN biodiversity and climate conventions address agricultural commodity consumption as deforestation driver?

Do national strategies under the UN biodiversity and climate conventions address agricultural commodity consumption as deforestation driver?

New publication on whether or not commodity driven deforestation is acknowledged within national strategies to reach UN biodiversity and climate conventions. Evidently, most documents do not link deforestation to commodity production and consumption, which limits the prospects of safeguarding tropical forests and might jeopardize the conventions overall effectiveness. By focali researchers Madelene Ostwald and Sabine Henders together with Vilhelm Verendel and Pierre Ibisch.

Is it ok to use wastewater in forestry?

Is it ok to use wastewater in forestry?

Using wastewater in forestry combines water re-use and nutrient recycling. This approach can theoretically address water scarcity, help to maintain tree cover and provide multiple ecosystem services. In addition, forests can filter wastewater, reducing treatment costs. However, using wastewater to irrigate forests also has challenges. First, is it even safe?

Rents, actors and the expansion of commodity frontiers in the Gran Chaco

Rents, actors and the expansion of commodity frontiers in the Gran Chaco

Focali researcher Javier Godar together with nine other researchers has recently published an article on the dynamics of agricultural frontier expansion and how these are formed and shaped, specifically investigating the roles of corporate vs. smallholder driven expansions. The paper sheds light on the ongoing dynamics in the poorly investigated but socio-ecologically very important Gran Chaco region - a deforestation hot spot for soy and cattle production, shared by Bolivia, Argentina and Paraguay.

Hur får vi leverantörskedjor fria från avskogning? Ett samtal om möjligheter mellan forskare, utövare och privata aktörer

Hur får vi leverantörskedjor fria från avskogning? Ett samtal om möjligheter mellan forskare, utövare och privata aktörer

Seminar
Dec 08, 2017 09:00 AM to Dec 08, 2017 03:30 PM.

Focali tillsammans med SIANI bjuder in till ett heldagsseminarium om hållbara leverantörskedjor för att minska avskogning, fredag den 8 december 2017 i Göteborg. Alla forskare, studenter, beslutsfattare, privata aktörer och organisationer intresserade av drivkrafter bakom avskogning och kopplingar till import/konsumtion och hållbara leverantörskedjor är välkomna att delta under seminariet.

Forests, Landscapes and Food Security - a collaboration with SIANI

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

Putting Agenda 2030 into practice - how the landscape perspective can contribute

This workshop, co-arranged by Focali-SIANI, will facilitate an interactive dialogue about effective ways to implement the Agenda 203 in both policy and practice by applying a landscape perspective. Th ...

SIANI Annual Meeting 2017

Invitation from Focali´s partner SIANI to participate in the inception and planning of Phase 3 in the SIANI Annual Meeting 2017: Towards Zero Hunger through Rural Transformation. ...

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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