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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 annual meeting 2020 – contribute to an exchange on forests, climate and livelihood issues!

Focali annual meeting 2020 – contribute to an exchange on forests, climate and livelihood issues!

Annual meeting
Nov 04, 2020 10:00 AM to Nov 05, 2020 02:00 PM.

Welcome to join the Focali annual meeting 2020, which this year will be a fully online event! We live in times of interlinked crises and to tackle these we need broader collaborations across disciplines, sectors and regions. At this Focali annual meeting we will dig into some of the challenges related to forests, landscape, biodiversity, climate and livelihoods and discuss what role we can play ahead.

Call for speed-talks to the Focali annual meeting 2020 online

Call for speed-talks to the Focali annual meeting 2020 online

Sep 29, 2020

The Focali annual meeting, for our members and partners, will this year be a fully online event held as morning sessions 10:00-12:00 on November 4th and 5th. Although online, we will still keep some of the most appreciated components from last year, including speed-talks, networking opportunities and interactive exchanges between research, policy and practice within our thematic area: forest, climate and livelihoods. More information about the event program as well as registration to the event will follow soon, but right now – take the opportunity to inform your network and partners on the latest insights from your research or work by submitting a speed-talk.

Träd i ett rubbat klimat - hjältar eller offer?

Träd i ett rubbat klimat - hjältar eller offer?

Webinar
Oct 02, 2020 10:00 AM to Oct 02, 2020 10:45 AM.

Kan träd vara hjältar i klimatkrisen – ge negativa utsläpp, skydd, mat och vatten – eller är de sårbara och faller offer för torka och bränder? Under detta online-samtal med experter på globala skog- och klimatfrågor kommer vi att färdas till ovärderliga regnskogar såväl som till skogsjordbruk i Afrika.

Landscape Restoration – can it improve water security in Sweden and beyond?

Landscape Restoration – can it improve water security in Sweden and beyond?

Workshop
Sep 23, 2020 10:15 AM to Sep 23, 2020 02:30 PM.

Welcome to our joint webinar where we are highlighting the opportunities that landscape restoration provides for water, climate, livelihoods and biodiversity!

Director of science at Kew: it’s time to decolonise botanical collections

Director of science at Kew: it’s time to decolonise botanical collections

Jul 01, 2020

Having spent two decades studying biodiversity, Focali member Alexandre Antonelli is now the Director of Science at The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. There, he is responsible for the world's largest collections of plants and fungi and means that there are important lessons to learn from botanical colonial past to truly understand the power dynamics of the present, and pave the way for a better future.

REFOREST – a new forest science program opens for PhDs

REFOREST – a new forest science program opens for PhDs

Jun 16, 2020

Regional Research School in Forest Sciences (REFOREST) is an innovative, interdisciplinary and unique regional PhD degree programme for training of future generation forest scientists in Africa. The Sida funded programme is hosted at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) and is conducted in partnership with universities in Eastern and Southern Africa and in collaboration with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), where Focali member Gert Nyberg is the Co-Coordinator.

Colombia’s environment in the post-conflict transition: New set-backs by the global pandemic

Colombia’s environment in the post-conflict transition: New set-backs by the global pandemic

Jun 11, 2020

The 2016 peace agreement between Colombia’s government and the FARC guerrilla did not bring the glimpse of hope it aspired to. Focali members Torsten Krause and Fariborz Zelli together with researchers Sandra Valencia, Ana Maria Vargas Falla and Britta Sjöstedt outline how the void after FARC has been filled by a diverse range of armed groups creating a dangerous cocktail of violence and intimidation. They also highlight the implications of the current pandemic on the peace process, and sheds light on a new victim - The environment.

Opportunity: Two PhD positions at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg

Opportunity: Two PhD positions at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg

Jun 09, 2020

Chalmers University of Technology offer two PhD positions within the land-use science group at Physical Resource Theory at the Department for Earth, Space and Environment. Focali members Martin Persson, Göran Berndes and Christel Cederberg will be supervisors.

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