Focali

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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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FOCALI – LUCSUS Workshop on Forest conservation, agroforestry and livelihoods

FOCALI – LUCSUS Workshop on Forest conservation, agroforestry and livelihoods

Focali researcher Torsten Krause recaps the main points of discussion from the FOCALI-the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) workshop on June 10 2014.

Have Brazil’s deforestation policies hit the limits of their effectiveness?

Have Brazil’s deforestation policies hit the limits of their effectiveness?

In a SEI news story Focali researchers Toby Gardner and Javier Godar describe their findings from a study on Brazil's deforestation.

Reflections on participatory monitoring

Reflections on participatory monitoring

Focali researcher Torsten Krause shares his thoughts after participating in an International Seminar on Participatory Monitoring for the Management of Biodiversity and Natural Resources in Manaus, Brazil.

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 04:00 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.

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 ...