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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

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.

Coffee, climate and deforestation - seminar arranged by Focali, Rainforest Alliance and Universeum

Coffee, climate and deforestation - seminar arranged by Focali, Rainforest Alliance and Universeum

Focali seminar
Sep 08, 2015 03:00 PM to Sep 08, 2015 04:30 PM.

Welcome to our open seminar at Universeum!

International Forests & Water Dialogue

International Forests & Water Dialogue

Seminar
Sep 08, 2015 10:00 AM to Sep 09, 2015 05:00 PM.

Special event on September 8-9 at the World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa.

Docent lecture: Will big business save our forests?

Docent lecture: Will big business save our forests?

Lecture
Sep 02, 2015 01:15 PM to Sep 02, 2015 02:00 PM.

Focali member Martin Persson at the department of Energy and Environment at Chalmers University of Technology will hold his docent lecture on September 2.

Workshop: Building partnerships with forest communities

Workshop: Building partnerships with forest communities

Workshop
Sep 02, 2015 10:00 AM to Sep 02, 2015 04:30 PM.

Public, private and NGO actors increasingly establish enterprises with local forest dependent and forest owning communities in the Amazon and other parts of the tropics.

Landscape approaches for sustainable development, water and land resource management

Landscape approaches for sustainable development, water and land resource management

Seminar
Aug 26, 2015 02:00 PM to Aug 26, 2015 03:30 PM.

Aa a member of the Swedish Water House cluster group "Forests and Water" Focali will participate at the World Water Week.

Research and policy briefing with Deputy Director at Swedish Ministry for Enterprise and Innovation

Research and policy briefing with Deputy Director at Swedish Ministry for Enterprise and Innovation

Focali seminar
Aug 26, 2015 01:00 PM to Aug 26, 2015 04:00 PM.

A pre-COP 21 Focali network meeting on August 26.

Securing Land-Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa: What are the Issues and Bottlenecks?

Securing Land-Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa: What are the Issues and Bottlenecks?

Seminar
May 21, 2015 10:15 AM to May 21, 2015 12:00 PM.

Seminar with Ph.D. Lasse Krantz co-arranged by LARRI (Land Rights Research Initiative) and the Global Sustainability Studies Seminar Series at School of Global Studies, Univeristy of Gothenburg.

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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