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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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Bottom-up but also top-down – why local institutions matter for REDD+

Bottom-up but also top-down – why local institutions matter for REDD+

"To build a sustainable, climate-resilient future for all, we must invest in our world's forests. That will take political commitment at the highest levels, smart policies, effective law enforcement, innovative partnerships and funding." / Ban Ki-Moon

Forests on drained agricultural peatland are potentially large sources of greenhouse gases – insights from a full rotation period simulation

Forests on drained agricultural peatland are potentially large sources of greenhouse gases – insights from a full rotation period simulation

New article co-authored by Focali member Åsa Kasimir published in Biogeosciences. Through a PhD project by Hongxing He funded by the Swedish Energy Agency performed at the department of Earth Sciences at the University of Gothenburg, they show that forest production on drained peat soil is a large source of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.

How Women's Participation in Customary Forest and Land Governance in the DRC is being restricted

How Women's Participation in Customary Forest and Land Governance in the DRC is being restricted

This blog post written by Larissa Stiem and Focali member Torsten Krause is based on results presented in their article “Exploring the impact of social norms and perception on women´s participation in customary forest and land governance in the Democratic Republic of Congo – Implications for REDD+”.

Forests, Bioenergy and the Global Climate

Forests, Bioenergy and the Global Climate

Seminar
Jun 22, 2016 10:00 AM to Jun 22, 2016 04:30 PM.

One day seminar arranged by Future Forests in collaboration with KSLA - The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry. The event will be web streamed. Focali member Göran Berndes, Professor at Chalmers University of Technology, will hold a presentation on: "Forests and climate change mitigation: Energy system transformation and the 2-degree target"

How about a cup of coffee?

How about a cup of coffee?

Seminar
Jun 10, 2016 01:00 PM to Jun 10, 2016 03:00 PM.

How can certification labels improve livelihoods and encourage sustainable farming practices? And to what extent can consumer choices influence certification labels and practices? SIANI seminar with Focali member Martin Persson and insights from different certifications.

Buying conservation in tropical developing countries?

Buying conservation in tropical developing countries?

Seminar
May 12, 2016 10:15 AM to May 12, 2016 12:00 PM.

Global Sustainability Studies Seminar with Focali member Torsten Krause Researcher in Sustainability Science, LUCSUS, Lund University

Community resource management, landscapes and climate change in South- and Southeast Asia

Community resource management, landscapes and climate change in South- and Southeast Asia

Workshop
May 16, 2016 09:00 AM to May 17, 2016 04:00 PM.

This event is co-organized by the two SIANI themes “Forests, Landscapes and Food Security” - coordinated by Focali and the “Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security” theme - coordinated by SLU-Global.

Bioenergy production and sustainable development: science base for policymaking remains limited

Bioenergy production and sustainable development: science base for policymaking remains limited

New article co-authored by Focali member Göran Berndes and the Focali Project Coordinator Maria Ölund published in GCB Bioenergy. The article is based on a systematic review with the aim to analyze the state of knowledge about how the production of bioenergy resources affects sustainable development.

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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