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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.

Welcome to Focali

Focali (Forest, Climate, and Livelihood research network) is a Swedish research network focusing on forest / bio-energy, climate change and poverty issues. Several Swedish universities and institutions are represented in the network. The purpose is to contribute to the provision of relevant knowledge to Sida and other Swedish authorities for the effective use of forest operations to achieve climate-poverty targets. Focali also aims to increase the flow of relevant information between scientists, industry, government and civil society.

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Fruits from the forest and the fields: Forest conservation policies and intersecting social inequalities in Burkina Faso’s REDD+ program

Fruits from the forest and the fields: Forest conservation policies and intersecting social inequalities in Burkina Faso’s REDD+ program

New article by Focali member Lisa Westholm published in International Forestry Review analyzes REDD+ documents and data on resource use in two villages in Burkina Faso. The article examines how the participatory approach in Burkina's REDD+ program risks marginalizing certain groups, by failing to recognize how social relations of inequality shape resource use and access.

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.

 Restoring dipterocarp rainforest diversity - tree regeneration, life-history traits and the light factor

Restoring dipterocarp rainforest diversity - tree regeneration, life-history traits and the light factor

Focalimember Malin Gustafsson defended her PhD thesis at Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in October. Access the thesis here.

PhD student position in Sustainability and leakage in beef & soy supply chains in South America

PhD student position in Sustainability and leakage in beef & soy supply chains in South America

Dec 15, 2016

The PhD candidate will use participatory approaches to help further the understanding of the role that supply chain sustainability initiatives can play in reducing forest clearing for agricultural production in the tropics. The PhD will be based at Chalmers University of Technology, but is part of a bigger research project led by Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), focusing on sustainability initiatives and risks for leakage in soy and beef supply chains in South America. Several Focali members are involved in this project. Deadline to apply 31 December.

Focali in GMV's Christmas Calendar on the Sustainable Develoment Goals

Focali in GMV's Christmas Calendar on the Sustainable Develoment Goals

Dec 02, 2016

Follow the GMV christmas calender with short films about the Sustainable Development Goals - SDG´s each day. Today Maria Ölund, the Focali Project Coordinator, talk about how Focali's work is related to SDG no.2 "End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture"

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.

Benefits from ecosystem services in Sahelian village landscapes

Benefits from ecosystem services in Sahelian village landscapes

Focalimember Hanna Sinare defend her academic dissertation for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Resources Management at Stockholm University 11 November. Access the thesis here.

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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