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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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New brief from AgriFoSe2030 on gender issues in research on agriculture for food security

New brief from AgriFoSe2030 on gender issues in research on agriculture for food security

Apr 26, 2018

Agriculture in low- and middle-income countries face considerable challenges with rapidly evolving complexity. Although opportunities for agricultural research to succeed in addressing the issues are significant, one major barrier is the low level of gender equity. This brings challenges across entire crop and livestock value chains, all the way to landscape management.

Sweden must act stronger for women's right to use and own land

Sweden must act stronger for women's right to use and own land

Apr 06, 2018

Representatives from the Agroforestry Network, amongst them Focali researchers Anders Malmer and Johanna Björklund, writes in a debate article about how Sweden need to act stronger to promote women's right to use and own land.

Young researchers meeting on rural transformation: challenges and possibilities for rural communities

Young researchers meeting on rural transformation: challenges and possibilities for rural communities

Conference
Jun 07, 2018 12:00 PM to Jun 08, 2018 03:00 PM.

Are you a young researcher, PhD student, post-doc or in the beginning of your research career? Is your work about understanding the processes of rural transformation? Join the meeting for young researchers in Uppsala 7-8 June! Abstract submission deadline April 30, 2018.

Konsumera mat utan tropisk avskogning – går det?

Konsumera mat utan tropisk avskogning – går det?

Seminarium
Apr 19, 2018 06:30 PM to Apr 19, 2018 07:30 PM.

Focali är med på Vetenskapsfestivalen i Göteborg den 19 april! Missa inte vårt seminarium på pedagogen där vi kommer att diskutera hur import av mat hänger ihop med avskogning, vilka utmaningar och möjligheter det finns att komma till bukt med problemen, samt vem som faktiskt bär störst ansvar i att få vår matimport fri från avskogning.

Conserving carbon and gender relations? Gender perspectives on REDD+ and global climate policy

Conserving carbon and gender relations? Gender perspectives on REDD+ and global climate policy

The REDD+ instrument, aimed at conserving tropical forests and its stored carbon, have explicit considerations of gender sensitivity, poverty reduction and respecting local communities embedded in the program. Still, considerations of gender issues tend to be pushed to the future and to side activities specifically directed at women. In this dissertation, Lisa Westholm argues that gender must be considered as a matter of social relations of power that is relevant at all levels of policy making, in order to avoid that policies perpetuate or exacerbate existing inequalities.

Can more trees improve groundwater levels?

Can more trees improve groundwater levels?

Feb 26, 2018

Focali researchers have challenged the dominant paradigm in forest hydrology – that more trees equal less water – and their groundbreaking research has now lead to more grants. Four years ahead they will investigate how the use of trees can best address water scarcity in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Focali intern fall 2018

Focali intern fall 2018

Feb 21, 2018

A chance to get involved! We are looking for a committed student with an interest in sustainability, who wants an internship with Focali during September 2018 to January 2019.

Chalmers och Göteborgs universitet stärker samarbetet för hållbar utveckling

Chalmers och Göteborgs universitet stärker samarbetet för hållbar utveckling

Feb 20, 2018

Focalis värdinstitution Göteborgs miljövetenskapliga centrum byter namn till Göteborgs centrum för hållbar utveckling. Detta på grund av ett förnyat samverkansavtal mellan Chalmers och Göteborgs Universitet med större fokus på hållbar utveckling och FN:s 17 globala mål för hållbar utveckling.

1st Dialogue meeting on the future of the Brazilian Amazon - potential implications of the new political landscape?

Welcome to this first meeting in a series of dialogue seminars initiated by Focali at GMV in collaboration with SIANI, GGBC, GAC, LUCSUS and other partners interested to join this initiative with a fo ...

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