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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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CIFOR PhD field scholarships: Evaluating Subnational REDD+ Programs

CIFOR PhD field scholarships: Evaluating Subnational REDD+ Programs

Mar 20, 2017

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is seeking eight PhD scholars to focus on evaluating the impacts of subnational REDD+ initiatives in Brazil, Peru and Indonesia.

Focali intern this fall

Focali intern this fall

Mar 20, 2017

A chance to get involved! We are looking for a committed student with an interest in sustainability, who wants an internship with Focali this fall.

Call for abstracts! Agri4D 2017

Call for abstracts! Agri4D 2017

Mar 17, 2017

Focali will host a session at this years Agri4D conference on the topic; Forests for Food Security – in the light of Equal Rights and Sustainable Resource Management. The theme of the conference is Rural Transformation and Urbanization. Also, Focali member Madelene Ostwald will together with Ewa Wredle, SLU, host the session "Land - under pressures or dynamic changes?"

Cool insights for a hot world - the symposium

Cool insights for a hot world - the symposium

Virtual Symposium
Mar 21, 2017 09:00 AM to Mar 22, 2017 12:00 PM.

CGIAR presents a virtual Symposium on the topic of Trees and Forests Recycle Water and Modify Climate. The CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry is hosting a virtual symposium on the linkages of forests, water and climate on the occasion of the International Day of Forests (21 March) and World Water Day (22 March).

Brighter outlook for the rainforest?

Brighter outlook for the rainforest?

Mar 13, 2017

Focali member Martin Persson, in the studio when the Swedish Radio show Klotet reports on positive development of rain forest restoration in Costa Rica. Research shows that new trees are establishing in logged areas, faster than expected and spontaneously, without planting.

New report links Swedish banks to deforestation in Borneo

New report links Swedish banks to deforestation in Borneo

Mar 10, 2017

New report from Swedwatch and Fair Finance Guide shows that seven of Sweden's largest banks invest billions in companies linked to deforestation and violations of indigenous people in Borneo.

“Georgetown ain’t got a tree. We got the trees” - Amerindian Power & Participation in Guyana’s LCDS

“Georgetown ain’t got a tree. We got the trees” - Amerindian Power & Participation in Guyana’s LCDS

New paper co-authored by Sam Airey and Focali member Torsten Krause, examines to which extent the indigenous population of Guyana is included within the Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS). This single site case study concludes that significant adjustments are needed, e.g. more contextualised governance and decentralising power.

Trees, forests and water: Cool insights for a hot world

Trees, forests and water: Cool insights for a hot world

New paper from Focali members Aida Bargués Tobella and Ulrik Ilstedt together with 20 other authors from different universities, organisations and institutes; e.g. ICRAF, CIFOR, CIRAD and FAO. In this review they study the tree-climate relationships. The authors suggest that the direct effects via rainfall and cooling may be more important than the well-studied effects through the global carbon balance.

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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