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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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Call for abstracts: Landscape management and design for food, bioenergy and the bioeconomy

Call for abstracts: Landscape management and design for food, bioenergy and the bioeconomy

Workshop
Mar 15, 2016 10:00 AM to Mar 16, 2016 04:00 PM.

Workshop co-organized by the Focali-SIANI theme on Forests, Landscapes and Food Security in collaboration with a range of Swedish and International actors working with bioenergy, forest and agriculture landscapes and food security. Call for abstracts, deadline 9 February.

SIANI Annual Meeting 2016

SIANI Annual Meeting 2016

Workshop
Jan 19, 2016 09:00 AM to Jan 19, 2016 04:30 PM.

Open invitation to the SIANI (Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative) annual meeting. SIANI and Focali have a thematic collaboration around Forests, Landscapes and Food Security, insights from this theme will be presented at the meeting.

Launch of the new Sida-funded program: Agriculture for Food Security 2030

Launch of the new Sida-funded program: Agriculture for Food Security 2030

Launch event
Jan 26, 2016 01:30 PM to Jan 26, 2016 04:00 PM.

Save the date 26 January for the launch of the new Sida funded programme AgriFoSe, Agriculture for Food Security 2030 ‐ translating Science into policy and development, at SLU Ultuna Campus in Uppsala. Focali member Madelene Ostwald is leading the work with multifunctional landscapes in the programme.

Apply for PhD position in environmental social science at University of Gothenburg

Apply for PhD position in environmental social science at University of Gothenburg

Jan 04, 2016

The School of Global Studies at University of Gothenburg is advertising a doctoral studentship in environmental social science. Deadline to apply is 1 February 2016.

Meet Focali at the Global Landscape Forum in Paris

Meet Focali at the Global Landscape Forum in Paris

Dec 03, 2015

Take the time to meet Focali at the Global Landscape Forum (GLF) in Paris on December 5-6. The network will participate at the forum as part of the thematic collaboration with the Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI) around forests, landscapes and food security.

Agricultural commodity consumption and trade responsible for over 40% of tropical deforestation

Agricultural commodity consumption and trade responsible for over 40% of tropical deforestation

This new Focali brief is written by Martin Persson, Sabine Henders and Thomas Kastner and is mainly based on their article: Trading forests: land-use change and carbon emissions embodied in production and exports of forest-risk commodities. Environmental Research Letters (in Press)

The politics of natural resource enclosure in South Africa and Ecuador

The politics of natural resource enclosure in South Africa and Ecuador

Torsten Krause with colleagues are published in Conservation and Society.

Indonesiens regnskog brinner  – vad har orsakat miljökatastrofen och hur kan regnskogen byggas upp igen?

Indonesiens regnskog brinner – vad har orsakat miljökatastrofen och hur kan regnskogen byggas upp igen?

Seminar
Nov 10, 2015 01:15 PM to Nov 10, 2015 03:00 PM.

Information in Swedish about Focali rainforest seminar 10 November.

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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