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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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Do national strategies under the UN biodiversity and climate conventions address agricultural commodity consumption as deforestation driver?

Do national strategies under the UN biodiversity and climate conventions address agricultural commodity consumption as deforestation driver?

New publication on the presence of acknowledging commodity driven deforestation within national strategies to reach UN biodiversity and climate conventions. Evidently, most documents do not link deforestation to commodity production and consumption, which limits the prospects of safeguarding tropical forests and might jeopardize the conventions overall effectiveness. By focali researchers Madelene Ostwald and Sabine Henders together with Vilhelm Verendel and Pierre Ibisch.

Is it ok to use wastewater in forestry?

Is it ok to use wastewater in forestry?

Using wastewater in forestry combines water re-use and nutrient recycling. This approach can theoretically address water scarcity, help to maintain tree cover and provide multiple ecosystem services. In addition, forests can filter wastewater, reducing treatment costs. However, using wastewater to irrigate forests also has challenges. First, is it even safe?

Rents, actors and the expansion of commodity frontiers in the Gran Chaco

Rents, actors and the expansion of commodity frontiers in the Gran Chaco

Focali researcher Javier Godar together with nine other researchers has recently published an article on the dynamics of agricultural frontier expansion and how these are formed and shaped, specifically investigating the roles of corporate vs. smallholder driven expansions. The paper sheds light on the ongoing dynamics in the poorly investigated but socio-ecologically very important Gran Chaco region - a deforestation hot spot for soy and cattle production, shared by Bolivia, Argentina and Paraguay.

Hur får vi leverantörskedjor fria från avskogning? Ett samtal om möjligheter mellan forskare, utövare och privata aktörer

Hur får vi leverantörskedjor fria från avskogning? Ett samtal om möjligheter mellan forskare, utövare och privata aktörer

Seminar
Dec 08, 2017 09:00 AM to Dec 08, 2017 03:30 PM.

Focali tillsammans med SIANI bjuder in till ett heldagsseminarium om hållbara leverantörskedjor för att minska avskogning, fredag den 8 december 2017 i Göteborg. Alla forskare, studenter, beslutsfattare, privata aktörer och organisationer intresserade av drivkrafter bakom avskogning och kopplingar till import/konsumtion och hållbara leverantörskedjor är välkomna att delta under seminariet.

Global Land Outlook - working paper on energy and land

Global Land Outlook - working paper on energy and land

Focali researcher Göran Berndes is one of the main authors of the Global Land Outlook working paper on energy and land use - one in a series focusing on the land-energy nexus. This paper identifies and compares the land impact of all terrestrial energy forms and provide recommendations on how to deliver a sustainable global energy system - hectare by hectare.

Deforestation in the void behind the demobilization of the FARC - Research blog from the Amazon, Colombia

Deforestation in the void behind the demobilization of the FARC - Research blog from the Amazon, Colombia

Focali researcher Torsten Krause shares his experience from newly initiated research project on hunting and forest governance in the Colombian Amazon, in collaboration with community members of the indigenous reserve Nunuya de Villazul.

Det skogliga biståndet så här långt - Vad hände och vad blev det av det?

Det skogliga biståndet så här långt - Vad hände och vad blev det av det?

Seminarium
Oct 31, 2017 09:30 AM to Oct 31, 2017 04:00 PM.

Välkomna till heldags-seminarium om erfarenheter och lärdomar från det skogliga biståndet i Sverige. Anmälan senast 24 oktober.

Focali brief: Food security in Sri Lankan homegardens

Focali brief: Food security in Sri Lankan homegardens

New Focali brief where Eskil Mattsson and Madelene Ostwald, together with S. P. Nissanka seek in the literature for evidence and information on the food security link to homegardens; a traditional agroforestry system promoted by the Sri Lankan government.

Forests, Landscapes and Food Security - a collaboration with SIANI

Focali has, since 2014, collaborated with SIANI under the theme "Forests, Landscapes and Food Security". ...

Putting Agenda 2030 into practice - how the landscape perspective can contribute

This workshop, co-arranged by Focali-SIANI, will facilitate an interactive dialogue about effective ways to implement the Agenda 203 in both policy and practice by applying a landscape perspective. Th ...

SIANI Annual Meeting 2017

Invitation from Focali´s partner SIANI to participate in the inception and planning of Phase 3 in the SIANI Annual Meeting 2017: Towards Zero Hunger through Rural Transformation. ...

Focali part of cluster group on Water and Forests at SWH

Since December 2014 is Focali represented as one of five members in the cluster group "Water and Forests" hosted by the Swedish Water House (SWH). ...

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