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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

Land use changes and its dynamics in Colombia almost five years after the signing of the peace agreement

Land use changes and its dynamics in Colombia almost five years after the signing of the peace agreement

Webinar
Sep 23, 2021 04:00 PM to Sep 23, 2021 06:00 PM.

In this webinar 10 invited panelists will present their work and discuss the situation in Colombia almost five years after the signing of the peace agreement. They will highlight different issues around land use change and how local communities have been affected by changes in land use since the signing of the peace agreement. The event is organized by Lund University (LUCSUS, CEC), Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University and University of Gothenburg. In support by Focali (Forest, Climate, and Livelihood research network) and the Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative, SIANI.

DevRes sessions: Transformative Forest and Landscape Restoration to achieve the SDGs – Research, theory and practice

DevRes sessions: Transformative Forest and Landscape Restoration to achieve the SDGs – Research, theory and practice

Conference
Jun 15, 2021 10:45 AM to Jun 15, 2021 05:45 PM.

Focali co-arrange two sessions, on forest and landscape restoration, with SLU Global, SIANI, SIWI – SWH and CIFOR – ICRAF at the DevRes conference 14-16 June. The conference is online and free for all participants.

Focali members present at DevRes online conference - Advancing Sustainable Transformation

Focali members present at DevRes online conference - Advancing Sustainable Transformation

Conference
Jun 14, 2021 09:30 AM to Jun 16, 2021 04:30 PM.

The Development Research Conference, DevRes, will be held digitally June 14-16 after being postponed from 2020. The theme of the conference is Advancing Sustainable Transformation. Several Focali members are involved in the conference as chairs of sessions, presenters or co-authors of articles that will be presented.

Webinar on biodiversity, research and conflict in Colombia - Building sciences for peace

Webinar on biodiversity, research and conflict in Colombia - Building sciences for peace

Webinar
Jun 01, 2021 04:30 PM to Jun 01, 2021 06:00 PM.

This panel, supported by Focali - SIANI, will discuss effects of Colombia´s conflicts on biodiversity and research as well as reflect on how academia can contribute to long-lasting peace. The event will be held in Spanish with English interpretation in zoom.

Impacts of the pandemic on forest communities and forest resource use  - What do we know, what do we need to know and how to find out?

Impacts of the pandemic on forest communities and forest resource use - What do we know, what do we need to know and how to find out?

Webinar
Mar 18, 2021 01:30 PM to Mar 18, 2021 04:00 PM.

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives around the world, with significant implications for forest use and management. In many countries, sudden lockdowns spurred widespread urban to rural “reverse” migration, while negative economic impacts have brought great hardships for many rural populations. Both trends are likely to increase pressure on forests, which have long served as a critical safety net for rural populations in times of distress.

Los impactos de la pandemia en las comunidades forestales y el uso de los recursos forestales  - ¿Qué sabemos, qué necesitamos saber y cómo averiguarlo?

Los impactos de la pandemia en las comunidades forestales y el uso de los recursos forestales - ¿Qué sabemos, qué necesitamos saber y cómo averiguarlo?

Webinar
Mar 18, 2021 01:30 PM to Mar 18, 2021 04:00 PM.

Qué: Un diálogo en línea facilitado por Focali (la red de investigación sobre bosques, clima y medios de subsistencia) y SIANI (la iniciativa sueca para una red agrícola internacional) en el marco del nuevo foro de diálogo Focali – SIANI Cuándo: El 18 de marzo de las 13:30 – 16:00 CET, por zoom

Call for abstracts: Agri4D 2021 – food systems for new realities

Call for abstracts: Agri4D 2021 – food systems for new realities

Conference
Dec 30, 2020 11:00 PM to Dec 30, 2020 11:00 PM.

Agricultural Research for Development Conference (Agri4D) 2021 will take place September 28-30, 2021, and will be held online. Registration opens in June, but you can submit your abstract to the six different topics of the conference before May 31, 2021 (extended deadline).

Focali annual meeting 2020 – contribute to an exchange on forests, climate and livelihood issues!

Focali annual meeting 2020 – contribute to an exchange on forests, climate and livelihood issues!

Annual meeting
Nov 04, 2020 10:00 AM to Nov 05, 2020 02:00 PM.

Welcome to join the Focali annual meeting 2020, which this year will be a fully online event! We live in times of interlinked crises and to tackle these we need broader collaborations across disciplines, sectors and regions. At this Focali annual meeting we will dig into some of the challenges related to forests, landscape, biodiversity, climate and livelihoods and discuss what role we can play ahead.

Träd i ett rubbat klimat - hjältar eller offer?

Träd i ett rubbat klimat - hjältar eller offer?

Webinar
Oct 02, 2020 10:00 AM to Oct 02, 2020 10:45 AM.

Kan träd vara hjältar i klimatkrisen – ge negativa utsläpp, skydd, mat och vatten – eller är de sårbara och faller offer för torka och bränder? Under detta online-samtal med experter på globala skog- och klimatfrågor kommer vi att färdas till ovärderliga regnskogar såväl som till skogsjordbruk i Afrika.

Landscape Restoration – can it improve water security in Sweden and beyond?

Landscape Restoration – can it improve water security in Sweden and beyond?

Workshop
Sep 23, 2020 10:15 AM to Sep 23, 2020 02:30 PM.

Welcome to our joint webinar where we are highlighting the opportunities that landscape restoration provides for water, climate, livelihoods and biodiversity!

Webinarium: Hur kan vi använda vårt landskap i kampen mot klimatförändringarna?

Webinarium: Hur kan vi använda vårt landskap i kampen mot klimatförändringarna?

Webinar
Apr 28, 2020 10:00 AM to Apr 28, 2020 11:00 AM.

SIWI Swedish Water House håller webinarium om landskapet och vatten som verktyg mot klimatförändringarna. Focali-medlemmar Malin Gustafsson och Anna Tengberg deltar med exempel från deras arbete med vatten och multifunktionella landskap.

The Gothenburg Science festival 2020 has been postponed

The Gothenburg Science festival 2020 has been postponed

Föreläsning
Apr 24, 2020 10:00 AM to Apr 25, 2020 03:00 PM.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The science festival has been postponed due to the current situation with the corona-virus. The organizers plan to carry out the festival during the autumn 2020, but stay updated on their website for eventual changes.

Movie night: Life within planetary boundaries - Agroforestry

Movie night: Life within planetary boundaries - Agroforestry

Movie screening
Mar 10, 2020 07:00 PM to Mar 10, 2020 09:00 PM.

How can we ensure our needs while simultaneously strengthening the world's ecosystems? This question is raised in the documentary Life within planetary boundaries, part 2 - Agroforestry.

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.

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