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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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Communicating in safe spaces, Focali’s second annual meeting

Communicating in safe spaces, Focali’s second annual meeting

Dec 03, 2020

On the 4-5th of November, in the midst of the US elections, the Focali network came together for its second annual meeting, this time entirely online, to turn our collective minds to the multifaceted challenges of forests, climate, and livelihoods. The online format offered new occasions for international participation and brought together attendees ranging from Gothenburg to Vietnam. The energy was palpable despite the potentially alienating online format, and culminated in an optimistic view of the Focali network, and the role it might grow to play in fostering the working relationships of researchers, policymakers, private interests, and local stakeholders.

Focali Members receive funding to five new projects via the Formas' annual open call

Focali Members receive funding to five new projects via the Formas' annual open call

Nov 30, 2020

In the Formas’ annual open call for research funding, Formas funds projects which address all of the sustainable development goals. This year a record high number of applications were submitted; in total 1,575, of which 188 were awarded grants. Five of these selected applications feature Focali members as the lead applicant. The projects build on broad and long-term collaboration with partners, both within and outside of academia. Each aims to contribute to a more positive future for forests, ranging from Puerto Rico to Rwanda, and to the biodiversity, climate and livelihoods dependent on these ecosystems.

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.

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