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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.

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.

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.

Article by Focali researchers about ”emission omissions” published in International Innovation

Article by Focali researchers about ”emission omissions” published in International Innovation

In the article the Focali researchers Madelene Ostwald, Martin Persson and Sabine Henders describe their efforts to improve understanding relating to the phenomenon of carbon leakage from displacement of agricultural and forestry activities. The three researchers are involved in different research projects related to climate change, land use change, forest conservation, carbon leakage and emissions embodied in trade e.g. the “REDDleaks” project.

To leak or not to leak?: Land-Use Displacement and Carbon Leakage from Forest Conservation

To leak or not to leak?: Land-Use Displacement and Carbon Leakage from Forest Conservation

Focali researcher Sabine Henders successfully defended her PhD thesis on deforestation and land use displacement at Linköping University the 27th of March.

WCA Poster presentation: Human security or resilience? The role of trees for climate change adaptation in the Burkina Faso parklands

WCA Poster presentation: Human security or resilience? The role of trees for climate change adaptation in the Burkina Faso parklands

The Focali researchers Jenny Friman and Per Knutsson will present a poster at the World Congress of Agroforestry in India 10-14th of February. The poster is based on research findings, from their ongoing research about the role of trees for climate change adaptation in the Burkina Faso parklands.

Sharing the Land: Restoring Degraded Ecosystems and Improving Livelihoods Through Agroforestry

Sharing the Land: Restoring Degraded Ecosystems and Improving Livelihoods Through Agroforestry

This brief examines how agroforestry approaches – growing trees with crops, and sometimes with animals – can advance land restoration and conservation while also strengthening livelihoods. The brief has been produced through a collaboration between Focali and SIANI around the theme “Forests, Landscapes and Food Security”.

Trees in Home Gardens: Making the Most of an Age-Old Practice to Improve Food Security and Nutrition

Trees in Home Gardens: Making the Most of an Age-Old Practice to Improve Food Security and Nutrition

This brief explores the value of an agroforestry approach to home gardens, incorporating multiple layers of trees, shrubs and crops, in the context of nutrition and food security. The brief has been produced through a collaboration between Focali and SIANI around the theme “Forests, Landscapes and Food Security”.

Making two parallel land-use sector debates meet: Carbon leakage and indirect land-use change

Making two parallel land-use sector debates meet: Carbon leakage and indirect land-use change

New article, published in Land Use Policy, written by the Focali researchers Madelene Ostwald and Sabine Henders

Human influence on climate clear, IPCC report says

Human influence on climate clear, IPCC report says

The IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (WGI AR5) and the Summary for Policymakers has been published.

Comparative evaluation of two forest systems under different management regimes in Miombo woodlands

Comparative evaluation of two forest systems under different management regimes in Miombo woodlands

Protected forests in Tanzania do not have more carbon or biodiversity than unprotected forests according to results from a study made by Lina Hammarstrand and Andreas Särnberger.

Article: Ten principles for a landscape approach to reconciling agriculture, conservation, and other competing land uses

Article: Ten principles for a landscape approach to reconciling agriculture, conservation, and other competing land uses

“Global demand for agricultural land is on a collision course with environmental protection goals. We face a “perfect storm” as we struggle to feed a burgeoning population on a diminishing supply of land, water, nutrients, and biodiversity…” This first sentence in the article highlights the requisite for a more integrated approach to address landscape challenges.

New article: The Chinese Grain for Green Programme - Assessing the carbon sequestered via land reform

New article: The Chinese Grain for Green Programme - Assessing the carbon sequestered via land reform

The article is written by the Focali researcher Madelene Ostwald together with Martin Persson, Jesper Moberg and Jintao Xu

The bioenergy and water nexus – a complex relationship

The bioenergy and water nexus – a complex relationship

Focali brief 2013:03 by Göran Berndes and Maria Ölund

New Focali brief about biofuel production and indirect effects of land-use change

New Focali brief about biofuel production and indirect effects of land-use change

This Focali brief is based on a written response, made by the brief authors, to the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications. This due to a consultation process opened by the ministry about the proposed changes in renewable energy directives presented by the European Commission.

Forests and trees - essential for food security on a landscape level

Forests and trees - essential for food security on a landscape level

Today, on the International Day of Forests, Focali and SIANI publish the brief “Forests and trees – essential for food security on a landscape level”. The brief is written jointly by the two networks as a contribution to the upcoming FAO conference “Forests for Food Security and Nutrition” that will be held in May 2013.

REDD and Poverty in Cambodia

REDD and Poverty in Cambodia

Focali Report 2012:03 by Robin Biddulph

‘‘Carbon rights’’, REDD+ and payments for environmental Services

‘‘Carbon rights’’, REDD+ and payments for environmental Services

An article by: Alain Karsenty, Aurélie Vogel, Frédéric Castell

1st Dialogue meeting on the future of the Brazilian Amazon - potential implications of the new political landscape?

Welcome to this first meeting in a series of dialogue seminars initiated by Focali at GMV in collaboration with SIANI, GGBC, GAC, LUCSUS and other partners interested to join this initiative with a fo ...

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