Focali

Sections
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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Can Agroforestry Address Food Security Concerns under a Changing Climate?

Can Agroforestry Address Food Security Concerns under a Changing Climate?

Workshop
Nov 11, 2014 10:00 AM to Nov 12, 2014 03:00 PM.

This workshop will bring together leading scholar-practitioners from five parts of the world, Sweden, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Kenya and Ecuador, to share knowledge of and aspirations for agroforestry systems.

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

Impact evaluation of forest conservation interventions – can theory and practice meet?

Impact evaluation of forest conservation interventions – can theory and practice meet?

Based on this topic Focali held a network meeting the 24th of April 2014 regarding impact evaluation for forest conservation interventions and specifically we ask: can theory and practice meet?

PhD course: “Restoration of degraded semi-arid landscapes – Livelihood, Livestock and Land use”

PhD course: “Restoration of degraded semi-arid landscapes – Livelihood, Livestock and Land use”

Jun 06, 2014

The course, held in Nairobi and West Pokot in Kenya, will be linked to a new research platform “the Triple L initiative” involving SLU, ICRAF, ILRI and universities in Sweden and Kenya. Travel expenses are covered for PhD students from SLU and PhD students from East Africa.

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.

Can Agroforestry Address Food Security Concerns under a Changing Climate?

This workshop will bring together leading scholar-practitioners from five parts of the world, Sweden, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Kenya and Ecuador, to share knowledge of and aspirations for agroforestry system ...

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 ...