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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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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".

REDD+ on the ground

REDD+ on the ground

Focali researcher Eskil Mattsson co-edit new case book by CIFOR on how REDD+ work on the ground.

What Role Does Securing Forest and Community Land Rights Play in Development?

What Role Does Securing Forest and Community Land Rights Play in Development?

Dec 15, 2014

Focali interim project coordinator Maria Göthberg together with SIANI's communication staff Ekaterina Bessonova and Matthew Fielding summarize the discussion from the joint September seminar on "Securing Forest and Community Land Rights - Challenges, Trends and Ways Forward".

New Era in the Fight Against Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon: Opportunities to Improve Policy Effectiveness

New Era in the Fight Against Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon: Opportunities to Improve Policy Effectiveness

In a new policy brief from SEI Focali researchers Javier Godar and Toby Gardner look at why deforestation policies in Brazil, after a decade of success, are now stalling. This brief continues to propose new strategies for decision-makers to yet again increase the effectiveness of forest conservation.

Trading Forests: Quantifying the Contribution of Global Commodity Markets to Emissions from Tropical Deforestation

Trading Forests: Quantifying the Contribution of Global Commodity Markets to Emissions from Tropical Deforestation

Focali researchers release working paper "Trading Forests: Quantifying the Contribution of Global Commodity Markets to Emissions from Tropical Deforestation" with Center for Global Development.

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