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Student thesis: Tropical deforestation in Sri Lanka - A Minor Field Study investigating the impact of small scale farmers

Student thesis: Tropical deforestation in Sri Lanka - A Minor Field Study investigating the impact of small scale farmers

Sara Lindström, student at Department of Earth Science at University of Gothenburg, has written her student thesis about small scale farmers impact on the natural forest cover extent in Sri Lanka.

Focali Report: REDD+ AND TENURE: A Review of the Latest Developments in Research, Implementation and Debate

Focali Report: REDD+ AND TENURE: A Review of the Latest Developments in Research, Implementation and Debate

Focali Report 2011:02 by Lisa westholm, Robin Biddulph, Ida Hellmark and Anders Ekbom.

Brief: Making REDD+ work for the poor in Burkina Faso

Brief: Making REDD+ work for the poor in Burkina Faso

Focali Brief 2011:03 by Lisa Westholm.

Brief: Criteria and indicators for sustainable woodfuels

Brief: Criteria and indicators for sustainable woodfuels

Focali Brief 2011:02 by Jörgen Pettersson.

Brief: In the aftermath of a REDD+ bilateral agreement

Brief: In the aftermath of a REDD+ bilateral agreement

Focali Brief 2011:01 by Sabine Henders and Madelene Ostwald.

Policy Brief - High hopes and fast pace in the REDD+ arena

Policy Brief - High hopes and fast pace in the REDD+ arena

Focali Brief 2010:04 by Lisa Westholm.

Getting ready for REDD+

Getting ready for REDD+

Focali Report 2010:01 by Lisa Westholm.

Climate Change Policy in Africa with Special Reference to Energy and Land Use

Climate Change Policy in Africa with Special Reference to Energy and Land Use

The Focali researchers Gunnar Köhlin and Lisa Westholm have published an article in the Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research, addressing Climate Change Policy in Africa and focusing on Energy and Land Use issues.

Barriers to plantation activities in different agro-ecological zones of Southern India

Barriers to plantation activities in different agro-ecological zones of Southern India

The Focali researchers Matilda Palm and Madelene Ostwald have written an article for Regional Environmental Change. The article provides an analysis of barriers faced by plantations and an investigation of the potential for carbon finance to finance forest plantations.

International Forest Policy - An overview

International Forest Policy - An overview

KSLA has published a report that summarise the global forest politics, its conventions, international cooperation and policies regarding forest and forestry.

Student thesis: Performance of Jatropha biodiesel production and its environmental and socio-economic impacts

Student thesis: Performance of Jatropha biodiesel production and its environmental and socio-economic impacts

Lisa Axelsson and Maria Franzén studied the master's programme Industrial Ecology. Their master's thesis addressed cultivation of Jatropha, an oil-crop used for producing biodiesel. The thesis identified the barriers farmers face in cultivation and assessed the environmental and socioeconomic impact.

Focali Country Brief - Malaysia

Focali Country Brief - Malaysia

Focali Country Brief 2010:03 by Lisa Westholm.

Student thesis: Payments for Environmental Services in the Campohermoso watershed

Student thesis: Payments for Environmental Services in the Campohermoso watershed

Jörgen Pettersson has studied Environmental Science with a specialisation in Environmental Economics. He has worked as a research assistant within Focali. Here you can find his masterthesis "Payments for Environmental Services in the Campohermoso watershed - Measuring opportunity costs and identifying determinants"

Can Strategical Environmental Assessment (SEA) of REDD+ improve policy making and forest governance - Lessons learned from the World Bank pilot program on SEA in policy and sector reform

Can Strategical Environmental Assessment (SEA) of REDD+ improve policy making and forest governance - Lessons learned from the World Bank pilot program on SEA in policy and sector reform

An article written by the Focali researcher Anders Ekbom among others. It was presented at the 2nd UNITAR-Yale Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy the 17-19th of September.

Forest cover and global water governance

Forest cover and global water governance

Anders Malmer is the main author to the chapter "Forest cover and global water governance" in the book “Forests and Society – Responding to Global Drivers of Change”, published by IUFRO at the World Conference in Korea.

 How much land is needed for global food production under scenarios of dietary changes and livestock productivity increases in 2030?

How much land is needed for global food production under scenarios of dietary changes and livestock productivity increases in 2030?

Focali researcher Göran Berndes has, together with the main author Stefan Wirsenius and Christian Azar, written this article which has been published in Agricultural Systems (2010).

Brazilian Agriculture and Environmental Legislation: Status and Future Challenges

Brazilian Agriculture and Environmental Legislation: Status and Future Challenges

Focali researcher Göran Berndes is co-author to this article published in Environmental Science & Technology, 2010, 44 (16), pp 6046–6053

Focali Country Brief - Burkina Faso

Focali Country Brief - Burkina Faso

Focali Country Brief 2010:02 by Lisa Westholm.

Focali Country Brief Guyana

Focali Country Brief Guyana

Focali Country Brief 2010:01 by Sabine Henders.

Carbon sequestration in tropical forests and water: a critical look at the basis for commonly used generalizations

Carbon sequestration in tropical forests and water: a critical look at the basis for commonly used generalizations

An article written by Focali reseacher Anders Malmer et. al. and it is published in Global Change Biology.

Carbon sequestration versus bioenergy: A case study from South India exploring the relative land-use efficiency of two options for climate change mitigation

Carbon sequestration versus bioenergy: A case study from South India exploring the relative land-use efficiency of two options for climate change mitigation

Focali researchers Göran Berndes and Madelene Ostwald are co-writers of this article that comparestwo different land-use strategies for climate change mitigation in Karnataka, Indien.

Making REDD work for the poor - Inception report

Making REDD work for the poor - Inception report

Focali Report 2009:02 by Robin Biddulph, Lisa Westholm, Eskil Mattsson, Jörgen Pettersson and Jens Strömberg.

Communities and Carbon - Establishing a Community Forestry-REDD project in Cambodia

Communities and Carbon - Establishing a Community Forestry-REDD project in Cambodia

Focali supported a case study in Cambodia conducted by Amanda Bradely for PACT. The Oddar Meanchey REDD project model is centered on local people’s participation in forest management.

Preserving the World’s Tropical Forests - A Price on Carbon May Not Do

Preserving the World’s Tropical Forests - A Price on Carbon May Not Do

An article by Focali researcher U. Martin Persson and Christian Azar, published in Environmental Science and Technology, 2010, 44 (1), pp 210–215.

Realising REDD+

Realising REDD+

National strategies and policy options. Edited by Arild Angelsen.

Assessing baseline and sustainable development in four case countries

Assessing baseline and sustainable development in four case countries

An article by Focali researcher published in the European Tropical Forest Research Network News Issue no. 50.

REDD+ Institutional Options Assessment

REDD+ Institutional Options Assessment

By Charlotte Streck, Luis Gomez-Echeverri, Pablo Gutman, Cyril Loisel and Jacob Werksman

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