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Sections
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.

Events

Final Program Out - Focali Annual Meeting & 10-year Anniversary

Final Program Out - Focali Annual Meeting & 10-year Anniversary

Annual meeting
Nov 05, 2019 09:45 AM to Nov 06, 2019 02:00 PM.

Join us the 5-(6th) of November for the first ever Focali annual meeting and our 10-year anniversary. We welcome both Focali members and our partners to attend this oportunity to learn from and network with each other.

Levande landskap – påverkan på vatten, mat och klimat i Afrika

Levande landskap – påverkan på vatten, mat och klimat i Afrika

Seminar
Sep 29, 2019 01:40 PM to Sep 29, 2019 02:00 PM.

Vad har multifunktionella landskap för betydelse för vatten, mat och klimat? Välskötta landskap som levererar många ekosystemtjänster kan bidra till ökad mat- och vattensäkerhet och samtidigt reglera klimatet.

Forest Tenure Reform in the Amazon – A path to livelihoods and tenure security for local people?

Forest Tenure Reform in the Amazon – A path to livelihoods and tenure security for local people?

Seminar
Sep 27, 2019 12:00 AM to Sep 27, 2019 02:30 PM.

Welcome to this Focali-LARRI-SIANI lunch seminar with guest speaker Iliana Monterroso from Center for International Forestry Research, CIFOR in Perú.

Agricultural Research for Development Conference, Agri4D 2019: Registration open!

Agricultural Research for Development Conference, Agri4D 2019: Registration open!

Conference
Sep 25, 2019 09:00 AM to Sep 26, 2019 05:00 PM.

There is more than enough food produced in the world to feed everyone but close to 1 billion people are hungry or undernourished, according to the FAO. To feed another two billion people in 2050, food production will need to double globally. At the same time, a large amount of people suffers the effects of malnutrition from overweight or obesity. Join the Agricultural Research for Development Conference, Agri4D 2019, for drivers of change and sustainable food systems. Zero hunger by 2030, our shared challenge!

Agenda 2030 in practice - lessons from socio-environmental work in Brazil

Agenda 2030 in practice - lessons from socio-environmental work in Brazil

Seminar
Sep 18, 2019 11:15 AM to Sep 18, 2019 01:00 PM.

Welcome to this seminar with guest from CETRA a socio-environmental NGO working in Ceará north-eastern Brazil. They are visiting Sweden for international networking and knowledge exchange and are interested to meet researchers and others with experience, knowledge or interests related to socio-environmental work in practice as: small scale biogas, rainwater harvesting, agroforestry, agroecology and social cooperation.

Licentiate seminar: Florence Pendrill

Licentiate seminar: Florence Pendrill

Licentiate defence
Sep 10, 2019 10:00 AM to Sep 10, 2019 01:00 PM.

​Focali-member Florence Pendrill presents her licentiate thesis “Felling Forests from Afar: Quantifying Deforestation Driven by Agricultural Expansion and International Trade”. Florence is a PhD Student at the division of Physical Resource Theory, at the department of Space, Earth and Environment.

Climate Change and Land - A seminar about the new IPCC special report

Climate Change and Land - A seminar about the new IPCC special report

Seminar
Sep 02, 2019 01:00 PM to Sep 02, 2019 03:00 PM.

In August 2019 IPCC (the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) released its Special Report “Climate Change and Land: an IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems”. In this seminar, co-arranged by KSLA, SMHI, Chalmers, Focali, IEA Bioenergy, and SIANI, we will learn directly from IPCC authors about the panel’s findings on how land-use, such as agriculture and forestry, and climate change interact.

The Forest-Water Nexus: bringing people and landscapes together

The Forest-Water Nexus: bringing people and landscapes together

Seminar
Aug 27, 2019 09:00 AM to Aug 27, 2019 10:30 AM.

Focali co-arrange seminar on forest-water interactions at this year's World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, together with FAO, IUCN, IUFRO, SIWI-SWH, The Swedish Forestry Agency, SIANI and SLU.

Rent mjöl i soppåsen? Anta kampen mot matsvinnet Sverige

Rent mjöl i soppåsen? Anta kampen mot matsvinnet Sverige

Seminar
Jul 03, 2019 09:00 AM to Jul 03, 2019 09:50 AM.

Focali, SIANI och samarbetspartners vid Göteborgs centrum för hållbar utveckling arrangerar i år ett seminarium om matsvinn under Almedalsveckan i Visby. Varje dag går 815 miljoner hungriga samtidigt som en tredjedel av den mat som produceras världen över går förlorad som matsvinn. Ett enormt resursslöseri – men lösningar finns!

 Stepping up Swedish action on tropical deforestation - Dialogue on International Day of Forests

Stepping up Swedish action on tropical deforestation - Dialogue on International Day of Forests

Workshop
Mar 21, 2019 10:45 AM to Mar 21, 2019 03:30 PM.

On the International Day of Forests we would like to invite you to identify entry points for Swedish actors who want to help reduce tropical deforestation. The event is organized by Focali, SIANI and GMV and is part of a dialogue series on global tropical deforestation initiated by Focali and several partners in December 2018 with the first event “Dialogue meeting on the future of the Brazilian Amazon”.

Lessons learned from new approaches to secure land tenure – Findings from Mozambique and Tanzania

Lessons learned from new approaches to secure land tenure – Findings from Mozambique and Tanzania

Seminar
Mar 18, 2019 01:15 PM to Mar 18, 2019 03:00 PM.

This seminar is a part of the Higher Seminar series at the Human Geography Unit and organized together with LARRI – the Land Rights Research Initiative.

ASEAN Guidelines for Agroforestry Development - a success story for landscapes, livelihoods and resilience

ASEAN Guidelines for Agroforestry Development - a success story for landscapes, livelihoods and resilience

Focali seminar
Jan 24, 2019 10:15 AM to Jan 24, 2019 12:00 PM.

Joint Focali – AgriFoSe2030 seminar with guest researcher Dr. Leimona Beria, Ecosystem Services Scientist at ICRAF Indonesia and co-author of the newly published ASEAN Guidelines for Agroforestry Development endorsed by the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry.

Lic. defence: Rural Livelihood Options for “a better and more sustainable future” - Local perspectives from Myanmar and Morocco

Lic. defence: Rural Livelihood Options for “a better and more sustainable future” - Local perspectives from Myanmar and Morocco

Licentiate defence
Jan 10, 2019 01:15 PM to Jan 10, 2019 03:00 PM.

The 10th of January Focali member Laura Kmoch will defend her licentiate thesis with the title above. It is a public defence that will be held 13.15 in room ED lecture hall at Chalmers University of Technology. The invited discussant for the defence is Ole Mertz, who is Professor of Human Geography and Head of Section for Geography at the University of Copenhagen.

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

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

Seminar
Dec 05, 2018 09:30 AM to Dec 05, 2018 01:00 PM.

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 focus on global tropical deforestation. We start with a focus on the Brazilian Amazon due to the risk of the environmental crisis that may unfold with local, regional and global implications. In 2019 the initiative will look at other regions as well in terms of drivers of deforestation, environmental and human implications and possible ways forward.

Launch event: “Achieving the Global Goals through agroforestry”

Launch event: “Achieving the Global Goals through agroforestry”

Launch event
Oct 01, 2018 03:00 PM to Oct 01, 2018 04:30 PM.

To feed a growing population, combat climate change, and preserve biodiversity, there is a need to develop sustainable agriculture systems. Agroforestry is a pathway towards this. But why is it not used more? Why is it not more visible in strategies and budgets? Agroforestry Network partners and Fores invite you to discuss this at the official report launch on October 1.

Working with the flow? Multifunctional landscapes in a changing climate

Working with the flow? Multifunctional landscapes in a changing climate

Conference
Aug 26, 2018 02:00 PM to Aug 26, 2018 03:30 PM.

Focali co-arrange this session at World Water Week with partners in the SIWI hosted cluster group on landscapes and water. The event will highlight landscape restoration experiences from the South with a focus on integration of water and climate change considerations.

Rethinking Development - Development Research Conference 2018, Gothenburg

Rethinking Development - Development Research Conference 2018, Gothenburg

Conference
Aug 22, 2018 12:00 AM to Aug 23, 2018 12:00 AM.

Join the biennial Development Research Conference – Rethinking Development, 22-23 August 2018 in Gothenburg, for two days of discussions, panels and debates on the role of development and aid in a world quite different to when the notion of development emerged.

High-Level Political Forum on sustainable development 2018 (HLPF 2018)

High-Level Political Forum on sustainable development 2018 (HLPF 2018)

Conference
Jul 09, 2018 09:00 AM to Jul 18, 2018 06:00 PM.

The meeting of the high-Level Political Forum on sustainable development in 2018 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council will be held from Monday, 9 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Monday, 16 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018.

Young researchers meeting on rural transformation: challenges and possibilities for rural communities

Young researchers meeting on rural transformation: challenges and possibilities for rural communities

Conference
Jun 07, 2018 12:00 PM to Jun 08, 2018 03:00 PM.

Are you a young researcher, PhD student, post-doc or in the beginning of your research career? Is your work about understanding the processes of rural transformation? Join the meeting for young researchers in Uppsala 7-8 June! Abstract submission deadline April 30, 2018.

How does carbon offsetting impact landscapes? And what are the implications for climate and land use policies?

How does carbon offsetting impact landscapes? And what are the implications for climate and land use policies?

Seminar
Jun 05, 2018 01:30 PM to Jun 05, 2018 04:00 PM.

Welcome to this joint Focali-SIANI seminar in Stockholm on the World Environment Day! At this event we dig deeper into opportunities and risks of various carbon offsetting initiatives.

Final Program Out - Focali Annual Meeting & 10-year Anniversary

Join us the 5-(6th) of November for the first ever Focali annual meeting and our 10-year anniversary. We welcome both Focali members and our partners to attend this oportunity to learn from and networ ...

Agricultural Research for Development Conference, Agri4D 2019: Registration open!

There is more than enough food produced in the world to feed everyone but close to 1 billion people are hungry or undernourished, according to the FAO. To feed another two billion people in 2050, food ...

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