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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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Forests and the climate: Manage for maximum wood production or leave the forest as a carbon sink?

Forests and the climate: Manage for maximum wood production or leave the forest as a carbon sink?

The scientific community represents different viewpoints on forest-climate interactions and how to prioritize to meet the goal of the Paris Agreement. Focali-researcher Göran Berndes is co-authoring this report from KSLA that showcases discussions and conclusions from a conference with the aim of identifying knowledge gaps and priorities for future research and data collection.

Dialogue on International Day of Forests – Stepping up Swedish action on tropical deforestation

Dialogue on International Day of Forests – Stepping up Swedish action on tropical deforestation

Workshop
Mar 21, 2019 10:45 AM to Mar 21, 2019 03:30 PM.

On the International Day of Forests we would like to invite you to identify entry points for Swedish actors who want to help reduce tropical deforestation. The event is organized by Focali, SIANI and GMV and is part of a dialogue series on global tropical deforestation initiated by Focali and several partners in December 2018 with the first event “Dialogue meeting on the future of the Brazilian Amazon”.

New research exposes environmental impact of Swedish consumption

New research exposes environmental impact of Swedish consumption

Feb 14, 2019

The most comprehensive and detailed research program so far on the environmental impact of Swedish consumption – PRINCE – has now published its final report on the environmental pressure from private and public consumption and investments. “What’s most important with this project is that we have developed tools for measuring the environmental impact from Swedish consumption, in Sweden as well as in the rest of the world” says Focali-member Martin Persson.

Lessons learned from new approaches to secure land tenure – Findings from Mozambique and Tanzania

Lessons learned from new approaches to secure land tenure – Findings from Mozambique and Tanzania

Seminar
Mar 18, 2019 01:15 PM to Mar 18, 2019 03:00 PM.

This seminar is a part of the Higher Seminar series at the Human Geography Unit and organized together with LARRI – the Land Rights Research Initiative.

ASEAN Guidelines for Agroforestry Development - a success story for landscapes, livelihoods and resilience

ASEAN Guidelines for Agroforestry Development - a success story for landscapes, livelihoods and resilience

Focali seminar
Jan 24, 2019 10:15 AM to Jan 24, 2019 12:00 PM.

Joint Focali – AgriFoSe2030 seminar with guest researcher Dr. Leimona Beria, Ecosystem Services Scientist at ICRAF Indonesia and co-author of the newly published ASEAN Guidelines for Agroforestry Development endorsed by the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry.

Climate Sensitivity of Tropical Trees Along an Elevation Gradient in Rwanda

Climate Sensitivity of Tropical Trees Along an Elevation Gradient in Rwanda

New study from Rwandan researchers together with Focaliresearchers Johan Uddling and Göran Wallin on climate sensitivity of tropical trees along an elevation gradient in Rwanda. The study finds that gas exchange strongly decrease at lower sites in the dry season, which indicates that primary production as well as transpiration would decline in a climate with more pronounced dry periods.

Gender equity: A snail pace progress and how to change that

Gender equity: A snail pace progress and how to change that

Read the blog, published in Impakter on September 18th 2018, about what policy makers need to know about gender and sustainability. The blog is based on the work of Focalimember Andrea Nightingale on ecofeminism and feminist political ecology, and written by Linda Hansson and Ekaterina Bessonova in a Focali-SIANI collaboration.

Lic. defence: Rural Livelihood Options for “a better and more sustainable future” - Local perspectives from Myanmar and Morocco

Lic. defence: Rural Livelihood Options for “a better and more sustainable future” - Local perspectives from Myanmar and Morocco

Licentiate defence
Jan 10, 2019 01:15 PM to Jan 10, 2019 03:00 PM.

The 10th of January Focali member Laura Kmoch will defend her licentiate thesis with the title above. It is a public defence that will be held 13.15 in room ED lecture hall at Chalmers University of Technology. The invited discussant for the defence is Ole Mertz, who is Professor of Human Geography and Head of Section for Geography at the University of Copenhagen.

1st Dialogue meeting on the future of the Brazilian Amazon - potential implications of the new political landscape?

Welcome to this first meeting in a series of dialogue seminars initiated by Focali at GMV in collaboration with SIANI, GGBC, GAC, LUCSUS and other partners interested to join this initiative with a fo ...

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