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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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Tropical mountain forests store more carbon than expected

Tropical mountain forests store more carbon than expected

Tropical forests in Africa’s mountains store more carbon than previously thought. At the same time, vast amounts of the forests have already been lost. “This draws the attention to the importance of conserving these forests“, says Göran Wallin Focali member at the University of Gothenburg, co-author of the new study published in Nature.

New Focali brief: Three principles for the EU to reduce imported deforestation

New Focali brief: Three principles for the EU to reduce imported deforestation

The EU is currently a major contributor to deforestation through the consumption of forest risk commodities such as palm oil, soybeans, cocoa, and coffee. This new Focali brief, written by Simon Bager and Focali member U. Martin Persson, offers insight on how to assess policy proposals which address the tropical deforestation generated from EU imports and recommends two comprehensive proposals which meet the developed guidelines.

Webinar on biodiversity, research and conflict in Colombia - Building sciences for peace

Webinar on biodiversity, research and conflict in Colombia - Building sciences for peace

Webinar
Jun 01, 2021 04:30 PM to Jun 01, 2021 06:00 PM.

This panel, supported by Focali - SIANI, will discuss effects of Colombia´s conflicts on biodiversity and research as well as reflect on how academia can contribute to long-lasting peace. The event will be held in Spanish with English interpretation in zoom.

Global Food Security Conference 2020 - Catch up with the latest thinking

Global Food Security Conference 2020 - Catch up with the latest thinking

Focali intern Jess Haynie-Lavelle was invited by SIANI to attend and report back from the Global Food Security Conference 2020. By reflecting on multidisciplinarity and how to bring about a people-centered approach for sustainable food systems, here's what she found.

Impacts of the pandemic on forest communities and forest resource use  - What do we know, what do we need to know and how to find out?

Impacts of the pandemic on forest communities and forest resource use - What do we know, what do we need to know and how to find out?

Webinar
Mar 18, 2021 01:30 PM to Mar 18, 2021 04:00 PM.

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives around the world, with significant implications for forest use and management. In many countries, sudden lockdowns spurred widespread urban to rural “reverse” migration, while negative economic impacts have brought great hardships for many rural populations. Both trends are likely to increase pressure on forests, which have long served as a critical safety net for rural populations in times of distress.

Los impactos de la pandemia en las comunidades forestales y el uso de los recursos forestales  - ¿Qué sabemos, qué necesitamos saber y cómo averiguarlo?

Los impactos de la pandemia en las comunidades forestales y el uso de los recursos forestales - ¿Qué sabemos, qué necesitamos saber y cómo averiguarlo?

Webinar
Mar 18, 2021 01:30 PM to Mar 18, 2021 04:00 PM.

Qué: Un diálogo en línea facilitado por Focali (la red de investigación sobre bosques, clima y medios de subsistencia) y SIANI (la iniciativa sueca para una red agrícola internacional) en el marco del nuevo foro de diálogo Focali – SIANI Cuándo: El 18 de marzo de las 13:30 – 16:00 CET, por zoom

Land use changes and its dynamics in Colombia almost five years after the signing of the peace agreement

Land use changes and its dynamics in Colombia almost five years after the signing of the peace agreement

Webinar
Sep 23, 2021 04:00 PM to Sep 23, 2021 06:00 PM.

In this webinar 10 invited panelists will present their work and discuss the situation in Colombia almost five years after the signing of the peace agreement. They will highlight different issues around land use change and how local communities have been affected by changes in land use since the signing of the peace agreement. The event is organized by Lund University (LUCSUS, CEC), Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University and University of Gothenburg. In support by Focali (Forest, Climate, and Livelihood research network) and the Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative, SIANI.

DevRes sessions: Transformative Forest and Landscape Restoration to achieve the SDGs – Research, theory and practice

DevRes sessions: Transformative Forest and Landscape Restoration to achieve the SDGs – Research, theory and practice

Conference
Jun 15, 2021 10:45 AM to Jun 15, 2021 05:45 PM.

Focali co-arrange two sessions, on forest and landscape restoration, with SLU Global, SIANI, SIWI – SWH and CIFOR – ICRAF at the DevRes conference 14-16 June. The conference is online and free for all participants.

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