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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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Editorial: May we have some more land use change, please?

Editorial: May we have some more land use change, please?

Focali member Göran Berndes is co-author of this editorial for Biofpr - Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining.

EFI report: Forest biomass, carbon neutrality and climate change mitigation

EFI report: Forest biomass, carbon neutrality and climate change mitigation

Focali member Göran Berndes, Associate Professor Chalmers, is the lead author of a newly published European Forest Institute report that provides insights into the current scientific debate on forest biomass, carbon neutrality and climate change mitigation. It draws on the science literature to give a balanced and policy-relevant synthesis, from both an EU and global perspective.

Heterogeneity and assessment uncertainties in forest characteristics and biomass carbon stocks: Important considerations for climate mitigation policies

Heterogeneity and assessment uncertainties in forest characteristics and biomass carbon stocks: Important considerations for climate mitigation policies

New article written by Focali members Eskil Mattsson, Madelene Ostwald, Göran Wallin and their colleague S.P. Nissanka published in Land Use Policy.

Focali-SIANI policy brief on the key to successful partnerships with forest communities

Focali-SIANI policy brief on the key to successful partnerships with forest communities

Focali member Torsten Krause has written a policy brief within Focali’s thematic collaboration with SIANI. In the policy brief “Building partnerships with forest communities” Krause compiles strategies for establishing effective partnerships with local communities who use or own forest land.

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.

Call for abstracts: IUFRO Congress - Interconnecting Forests, Science and People

Call for abstracts: IUFRO Congress - Interconnecting Forests, Science and People

Congress
Sep 19, 2017 09:00 AM to Sep 22, 2017 05:00 PM.

Focali member Lisa Westholm co-arrange the panel “Gender, climate policy and the future of the forests”. Abstract deadline has been extended to December 15.

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.

Eskil Mattsson invited by the UN-REDD programme and Government of Sri Lanka to hold a key-note address on forests and agroforestry

Eskil Mattsson invited by the UN-REDD programme and Government of Sri Lanka to hold a key-note address on forests and agroforestry

Sep 16, 2016

Focali member Eskil Mattsson who has rich research experience from Sri Lanka is invited to hold a key-note address at the “International Research Symposium on Valuation of Forest Ecosystems and their Services” to be held on October 18 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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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