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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.

Events

Call for abstracts: IUFRO Congress - Interconnecting Forests, Science and People

Call for abstracts: IUFRO Congress - Interconnecting Forests, Science and People

Congress
Sep 19, 2017 09:00 AM to Sep 22, 2017 05:00 PM.

Focali member Lisa Westholm co-arrange the panel “Gender, climate policy and the future of the forests”. Abstract deadline has been extended to December 15.

Cool insights for a hot world - the symposium

Cool insights for a hot world - the symposium

Virtual Symposium
Mar 21, 2017 09:00 AM to Mar 22, 2017 12:00 PM.

CGIAR presents a virtual Symposium on the topic of Trees and Forests Recycle Water and Modify Climate. The CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry is hosting a virtual symposium on the linkages of forests, water and climate on the occasion of the International Day of Forests (21 March) and World Water Day (22 March).

How Swedish media report on climate change?

How Swedish media report on climate change?

Launch event
Feb 21, 2017 09:00 AM to Feb 21, 2017 10:00 AM.

Vi-Agroforestry will launch the report: Warmer climate - an ice cold news? (in Swedish). Welcome to the launch with panel discussion and breakfast!

Tanzania’s forests: Local and global challenges and opportunities

Tanzania’s forests: Local and global challenges and opportunities

Seminar
Jan 30, 2017 01:30 PM to Jan 30, 2017 02:30 PM.

SLU Global presents a seminar with August Temu.

Forest devolution in China

Forest devolution in China

Seminar
Jan 20, 2017 10:00 AM to Jan 20, 2017 12:00 PM.

Yuanyuan Yi, PhD student at Department of Economics, GU, will give two back-to-back seminars on Forest Devolution in China based on chapters of the upcoming PhD-thesis.

SIANI Annual Meeting 2017

SIANI Annual Meeting 2017

Workshop
Jan 19, 2017 09:00 AM to Jan 19, 2017 04:30 PM.

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.

New insights into the carbon cycle of tropical forests from a global monitoring network

New insights into the carbon cycle of tropical forests from a global monitoring network

Seminar
Dec 08, 2016 03:00 PM to Dec 08, 2016 04:00 PM.

Seminar with Yadvinder Malhi, Professor at University of Oxford, at the GU Botany building 8 December. Prof Malhi will also act as opponent when Brigitte Nyirambangutse defend her thesis “Carbon and Nutrient Cycling in Afromontane Tropical Forests at Different Successional Stages" the 9th of December.

The Amazon in the new globalized context - seminar with prize laureate Professor Carlos Nobre

The Amazon in the new globalized context - seminar with prize laureate Professor Carlos Nobre


Nov 29, 2016 01:00 PM to Nov 29, 2016 04:00 PM.

This seminar at Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences focuses on the Amazon, celebrating Volvo Environment Prize laureate Professor Carlos Nobre’s work. Focali member Martin Persson will hold a presentation at the seminar on the links between deforestation in the Amazon and global consumption of beef and soy.

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

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

Workshop
Nov 23, 2016 10:00 AM to Nov 23, 2016 03:30 PM.

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. The event, held at SEI, has a particular focus on exchange between Swedish actors working with forest, water, agriculture, natural resources, climate and development.

Launch of Agroforestry Network – initiative co-founded by Focali

Launch of Agroforestry Network – initiative co-founded by Focali

Launch event
Nov 22, 2016 10:00 AM to Nov 22, 2016 02:00 PM.

On Tuesday, November 22, Agroforestry Network is launched. This initiative gives Swedish scientists, and organisations within environment and development cooperation, new possibilities for cooperation and advocacy. The network is founded by Vi Agroforestry (Vi-skogen), SLU Global, SIANI and Focali with the aim to increase the knowledge and implementation of agroforestry in development projects.

Science café with Focali member Martin Persson on SDG 15 and rainforest biodiversity

Science café with Focali member Martin Persson on SDG 15 and rainforest biodiversity

Seminar
Nov 10, 2016 02:00 PM to Nov 10, 2016 02:40 PM.

Café seminar at the science center Universeum in Gothenburg with focus on SDG 15 - life on land.

World Water Week Event - Forests, water and sustainable growth of cities

World Water Week Event - Forests, water and sustainable growth of cities

Seminar
Aug 28, 2016 02:20 PM to Aug 28, 2016 03:30 PM.

This seminar at World Water Week co-arranged by Focali will highlight and discuss the challenges and opportunities related to restoring and sustainably managing forests in watersheds that provide cities with water. Key note speakers from major cities Denver, Kathmandu, Nairobi and Tirana will present the links between forests and water management in their contexts. The event will be web streamed.

Forests, Bioenergy and the Global Climate

Forests, Bioenergy and the Global Climate

Seminar
Jun 22, 2016 10:00 AM to Jun 22, 2016 04:30 PM.

One day seminar arranged by Future Forests in collaboration with KSLA - The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry. The event will be web streamed. Focali member Göran Berndes, Professor at Chalmers University of Technology, will hold a presentation on: "Forests and climate change mitigation: Energy system transformation and the 2-degree target"

How about a cup of coffee?

How about a cup of coffee?

Seminar
Jun 10, 2016 01:00 PM to Jun 10, 2016 03:00 PM.

How can certification labels improve livelihoods and encourage sustainable farming practices? And to what extent can consumer choices influence certification labels and practices? SIANI seminar with Focali member Martin Persson and insights from different certifications.

Young Researchers Meeting on Multifunctional landscapes for food security, livelihoods and the environment

Young Researchers Meeting on Multifunctional landscapes for food security, livelihoods and the environment

Workshop
Jun 07, 2016 01:00 PM to Jun 08, 2016 04:00 PM.

Are you a young researcher, PhD student, post-doc or in the beginning of your research carrier? Are you focusing your work on how landscapes are used in an integrated way? Welcome to our young researchers meeting in Gothenburg 7-8 June and discuss with likeminded.

Community resource management, landscapes and climate change in South- and Southeast Asia

Community resource management, landscapes and climate change in South- and Southeast Asia

Workshop
May 16, 2016 09:00 AM to May 17, 2016 04:00 PM.

This event is co-organized by the two SIANI themes “Forests, Landscapes and Food Security” - coordinated by Focali and the “Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security” theme - coordinated by SLU-Global.

Buying conservation in tropical developing countries?

Buying conservation in tropical developing countries?

Seminar
May 12, 2016 10:15 AM to May 12, 2016 12:00 PM.

Global Sustainability Studies Seminar with Focali member Torsten Krause Researcher in Sustainability Science, LUCSUS, Lund University

In search of double dividends from climate change interventions: Evidence on forest conservation and household energy transitions

In search of double dividends from climate change interventions: Evidence on forest conservation and household energy transitions

Seminar
May 02, 2016 01:15 PM to May 02, 2016 02:30 PM.

Seminar about the recent EBA report with the same title as this seminar. The report is based on a systematic review of impact evaluations of what we know of the effects with double objectives in climate aid – climate benefits and poverty reduction. Three Focali members have been part of the review team, Gunnar Köhlin, Madelene Ostwald and Eskil Mattson, they will present and discuss the findings at this GCGD seminar.

Assessing land-use impacts of biomass consumption in a globalized world

Assessing land-use impacts of biomass consumption in a globalized world

Focali seminar
Apr 01, 2016 01:15 PM to Apr 01, 2016 02:30 PM.

How much deforestation is embodied in your consumption? Take the opportunity to discuss this with Thomas Kastner who is visiting Chalmers University of Technology from the Institute of Social Ecology in Vienna. Next Friday, April 1st Focali co-arranges this seminar at Chalmers where Thomas will present his work on linking agricultural commodity production and associated environmental impacts to consumers, through global supply chains.

Program: Landscape management and design for food, bioenergy and the bioeconomy

Program: Landscape management and design for food, bioenergy and the bioeconomy

Workshop
Mar 15, 2016 10:00 AM to Mar 16, 2016 04:00 PM.

Workshop co-organized by the Focali-SIANI theme on Forests, Landscapes and Food Security in collaboration with a range of Swedish and International actors working with bioenergy, forest and agriculture landscapes and food security.

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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