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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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SEI announces position as Research Fellow – Water, Land and Ecosystem Services, SEI Africa Centre

SEI announces position as Research Fellow – Water, Land and Ecosystem Services, SEI Africa Centre

Jul 30, 2014

The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) seeks a Research Fellow to work on issues related to water and ecosystem services

Article by Focali researchers about ”emission omissions” published in International Innovation

Article by Focali researchers about ”emission omissions” published in International Innovation

In the article the Focali researchers Madelene Ostwald, Martin Persson and Sabine Henders describe their efforts to improve understanding relating to the phenomenon of carbon leakage from displacement of agricultural and forestry activities. The three researchers are involved in different research projects related to climate change, land use change, forest conservation, carbon leakage and emissions embodied in trade e.g. the “REDDleaks” project.

To leak or not to leak?: Land-Use Displacement and Carbon Leakage from Forest Conservation

To leak or not to leak?: Land-Use Displacement and Carbon Leakage from Forest Conservation

Focali researcher Sabine Henders successfully defended her PhD thesis on deforestation and land use displacement at Linköping University the 27th of March.

Securing Forest and Community Land Rights - Challenges, trends and ways forward

Securing Forest and Community Land Rights - Challenges, trends and ways forward

Seminar
Sep 10, 2014 10:00 AM to Sep 10, 2014 04:00 PM.

This one-day seminar, co-organized by Focali, will be an opportunity to learn from and discuss with land right experts from Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), Sida, civil society organizations, the academia and the private sector.

LARRI seminar with NAI researchers Kjell Havnevik and Kassa T. Alemu

LARRI seminar with NAI researchers Kjell Havnevik and Kassa T. Alemu

Seminar
Apr 02, 2014 01:15 PM to Apr 02, 2014 03:00 PM.

Principles on Responsible Agricultural Investment - will they make a difference to people on the ground?

Focali-LUCSUS Workshop on Forest conservation, agroforestry and livelihoods

Focali-LUCSUS Workshop on Forest conservation, agroforestry and livelihoods

Workshop
Jun 10, 2014 10:00 AM to Jun 10, 2014 04:30 PM.

The workshop will be an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to share information about current research and projects with each other and with a wider range of research and policy stakeholders interested in agroforestry. During the workshop we will discuss the potentials and limitations of agroforestry as a means to support forest conservation, increase productivity and address livelihoods challenges. The workshop will be held in Lund the 10th of June 2014. The deadline for contributions/abstracts is the 2nd of May.

Five Focali – SIANI Blog Posts from the World Congress of Agroforestry

Five Focali – SIANI Blog Posts from the World Congress of Agroforestry

Focali and SIANI participated in the World Congress of Agroforestry between 10th -14th of February in New Delhi, India. This was the first activity in the new Focali – SIANI collaboration around the theme “Forests, Landscapes and Food Security”. Several Blog Posts written by the Focali – SIANI team, of researchers and communication staff, were published on different forums ahead of, during and after the congress. Click on the titles to read the full blogs.

Securing Forest and Community Land Rights - Challenges, trends and ways forward

This one-day seminar, co-organized by Focali, will be an opportunity to learn from and discuss with land right experts from Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), Sida, civil society organizations, th ...

Focali-LUCSUS Workshop on Forest conservation, agroforestry and livelihoods

The workshop will be an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to share information about current research and projects with each other and with a wider range of research and policy stakeholder ...