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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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Watch our videos from November's Agroforestry Workshop

Watch our videos from November's Agroforestry Workshop

Jan 29, 2015

Videos and presentations from our workshop on agroforestry have been published.

Planting trees – a strategy for healing degraded land

Planting trees – a strategy for healing degraded land

Focali interim project coordinator Maria Göthberg wrote an article based on "The Role of Trees in Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture in the Tropics" published in the Annual Review of Phytopathology, vol.52, by SIANI Member Roger Leakey.

Apply for a PhD-position in land-use change, primarily tropical deforestation, and its causes and consequences.

Apply for a PhD-position in land-use change, primarily tropical deforestation, and its causes and consequences.

Jan 09, 2015

Open PhD student position at division of Physical Resource Theory at Department of Energy and Environment, Chalmers.

Visions for the world’s forests – the role of water in forests in Sweden and in the world.

Visions for the world’s forests – the role of water in forests in Sweden and in the world.

Focali researcher Eskil Mattsson participated in a seminar on “Forests’ role for water in Sweden and the world”.

FAO report on State of the World's Forests 2014

FAO report on State of the World's Forests 2014

Dec 19, 2014

FAO's 2014 edition of "State of the World’s Forests - Enhancing the socioeconomic benefits from forests" is out.

Side-event with Focali Researchers at the United Nations Climate Conference

Side-event with Focali Researchers at the United Nations Climate Conference

Focali researcher Fariborz Zelli shares his experinces from the side-event "REDD and Beyond: International and Indigenous Strategies in Forest protection" in Lima, Peru, The side-event was held in connection to the COP20 negotiations.

REDD+ and Tenure: A Review of the Latest Developments in Research, Implementation and Public Policy Debates

REDD+ and Tenure: A Review of the Latest Developments in Research, Implementation and Public Policy Debates

Four Focali members co-wrote chapter in the newly published book "Forest Tenure Reform in Asia and Africa".

Forests, Landscapes and Food Security - a collaboration with SIANI

Focali has, since 2013, collaborated with SIANI under the theme "Forests, Landscapes and Food Security". ...

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