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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

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.

Launch of the new Sida-funded program: Agriculture for Food Security 2030

Launch of the new Sida-funded program: Agriculture for Food Security 2030

Launch event
Jan 26, 2016 01:30 PM to Jan 26, 2016 04:00 PM.

Save the date 26 January for the launch of the new Sida funded programme AgriFoSe, Agriculture for Food Security 2030 ‐ translating Science into policy and development, at SLU Ultuna Campus in Uppsala. Focali member Madelene Ostwald is leading the work with multifunctional landscapes in the programme.

SIANI Annual Meeting 2016

SIANI Annual Meeting 2016

Workshop
Jan 19, 2016 09:00 AM to Jan 19, 2016 04:30 PM.

Open invitation to the SIANI (Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative) annual meeting. SIANI and Focali have a thematic collaboration around Forests, Landscapes and Food Security, insights from this theme will be presented at the meeting.

Workshop on drained organic soils

Workshop on drained organic soils

Workshop
Dec 01, 2015 11:00 AM to Dec 01, 2015 04:00 PM.

This workshop aims to present how emissions from drained organic soils in Sweden (dränerade organogena jordar) can be reduced. The workshop is arranged by Focali researcher Åsa Kasimir and supported by Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate (BECC) and Gothenburg Atmospheric Science Centre (GAC).

Sweden's first Agroforestry Congress

Sweden's first Agroforestry Congress

Conference
Nov 13, 2015 01:00 PM to Nov 15, 2015 01:00 PM.

This congress will discuss the role of agroforestry for a new type of urban development and the development of rural areas with increased local and sustainable production. Focali are one of the organizers of the event together with the city of Gothenburg, SIANI, Vi-Agroforestry, Mistra Urban Futures and others.

Indonesiens regnskog brinner  – vad har orsakat miljökatastrofen och hur kan regnskogen byggas upp igen?

Indonesiens regnskog brinner – vad har orsakat miljökatastrofen och hur kan regnskogen byggas upp igen?

Seminar
Nov 10, 2015 01:15 PM to Nov 10, 2015 03:00 PM.

Information in Swedish about Focali rainforest seminar 10 November.

How to rebuild a rainforest after fire and logging - The IKEA funded ”Sow-a-Seed” project in Borneo

How to rebuild a rainforest after fire and logging - The IKEA funded ”Sow-a-Seed” project in Borneo

Focali seminar
Nov 10, 2015 01:15 PM to Nov 10, 2015 03:00 PM.

Welcome to attend our open Focali seminar, 10 November, and listen to experiences from one of the largest areas of restored rainforest in the world. Focali members Ulrik Ilstedt and Malin Gustafsson, from the Department of Forest Ecology and Management at SLU, are working with the “Saw-a-seed project” together with scientists from around the world. The project, funded by IKEA and the "Kamprad Family Foundation", aims at restoring an area of 18 500 ha rainforest on Borneo in Sabah that was seriously damaged by forest fires and logging.

Agri4D conference

Agri4D conference

Conference
Sep 23, 2015 12:00 AM to Sep 24, 2015 12:00 AM.

Agriculture for food security post-2015 - the role of science.

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