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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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Focali in GMV's Christmas Calendar on the Sustainable Develoment Goals

Focali in GMV's Christmas Calendar on the Sustainable Develoment Goals

Dec 02, 2016

Follow the GMV christmas calender with short films about the Sustainable Development Goals - SDG´s each day. Today Maria Ölund, the Focali Project Coordinator, talk about how Focali's work is related to SDG no.2 "End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture"

New insights into the carbon cycle of tropical forests from a global monitoring network

New insights into the carbon cycle of tropical forests from a global monitoring network

Seminar
Dec 08, 2016 03:00 PM to Dec 08, 2016 04:00 PM.

Seminar with Yadvinder Malhi, Professor at University of Oxford, at the GU Botany building 8 December. Prof Malhi will also act as opponent when Brigitte Nyirambangutse defend her thesis “Carbon and Nutrient Cycling in Afromontane Tropical Forests at Different Successional Stages" the 9th of December.

The Amazon in the new globalized context - seminar with prize laureate Professor Carlos Nobre

The Amazon in the new globalized context - seminar with prize laureate Professor Carlos Nobre


Nov 29, 2016 01:00 PM to Nov 29, 2016 04:00 PM.

This seminar at Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences focuses on the Amazon, celebrating Volvo Environment Prize laureate Professor Carlos Nobre’s work. Focali member Martin Persson will hold a presentation at the seminar on the links between deforestation in the Amazon and global consumption of beef and soy.

Benefits from ecosystem services in Sahelian village landscapes

Benefits from ecosystem services in Sahelian village landscapes

Focalimember Hanna Sinare defend her academic dissertation for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Resources Management at Stockholm University 11 November. Access the thesis here.

Launch of Agroforestry Network – initiative co-founded by Focali

Launch of Agroforestry Network – initiative co-founded by Focali

Launch event
Nov 22, 2016 10:00 AM to Nov 22, 2016 02:00 PM.

On Tuesday, November 22, Agroforestry Network is launched. This initiative gives Swedish scientists, and organisations within environment and development cooperation, new possibilities for cooperation and advocacy. The network is founded by Vi Agroforestry (Vi-skogen), SLU Global, SIANI and Focali with the aim to increase the knowledge and implementation of agroforestry in development projects.

New PLOS collection: Measuring forest conservation effectiveness

New PLOS collection: Measuring forest conservation effectiveness

Scholars and practitioners have repeatedly called for more and better impact evaluation of conservation policies. This new PLOS collection of articles "Measuring Forest Conservation Effectiveness" brings together a series of studies that evaluate the effectiveness of tropical forest conservation policies and programs, such as protected areas, forest law enforcement, payments for ecosystem services, certification, and community-based forest management.

Editorial: May we have some more land use change, please?

Editorial: May we have some more land use change, please?

Focali member Göran Berndes is co-author of this editorial for Biofpr - Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining.

EFI report: Forest biomass, carbon neutrality and climate change mitigation

EFI report: Forest biomass, carbon neutrality and climate change mitigation

Focali member Göran Berndes, Associate Professor Chalmers, is the lead author of a newly published European Forest Institute report that provides insights into the current scientific debate on forest biomass, carbon neutrality and climate change mitigation. It draws on the science literature to give a balanced and policy-relevant synthesis, from both an EU and global perspective.

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 ...

Launch of Agroforestry Network – initiative co-founded by Focali

On Tuesday, November 22, Agroforestry Network is launched. This initiative gives Swedish scientists, and organisations within environment and development cooperation, new possibilities for cooperation ...

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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