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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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Become a research fellow at Yale

Become a research fellow at Yale

Jun 02, 2015

Yale University invites applications from emerging scholars and early career faculty for appointment as the James and Mary Pinchot Fellow in Sustainability Studies.

Securing Land-Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa: What are the Issues and Bottlenecks?

Securing Land-Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa: What are the Issues and Bottlenecks?

Seminar
May 21, 2015 10:15 AM to May 21, 2015 12:00 PM.

Seminar with Ph.D. Lasse Krantz co-arranged by LARRI (Land Rights Research Initiative) and the Global Sustainability Studies Seminar Series at School of Global Studies, Univeristy of Gothenburg.

Interview with Focali researcher Matilda Palm at Columbia University

Interview with Focali researcher Matilda Palm at Columbia University

Focali researcher Matilda Palm is currently working at Ruth DeFries lab at Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology Department (E3B) at Columbia University. Read this interview with her to find out how it was to move from Sweden to work and live in New York.

Building partnerships with forest communities

Building partnerships with forest communities

Workshop
Sep 02, 2015 10:00 AM to Sep 02, 2015 04:30 PM.

Public, private and NGO actors increasingly establish enterprises with local forest dependent and forest owning communities in the Amazon and other parts of the tropics.

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.

Call for abstract extended- Agri4D conference

Agriculture for food security post-2015 - the role of science. The call for abstract has been extended! ...

Building partnerships with forest communities

Public, private and NGO actors increasingly establish enterprises with local forest dependent and forest owning communities in the Amazon and other parts of the tropics. ...

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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