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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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Rethinking Development - Development Research Conference 2018, Gothenburg

Rethinking Development - Development Research Conference 2018, Gothenburg

Conference
Aug 22, 2018 12:00 AM to Aug 23, 2018 12:00 AM.

Join the biennial Development Research Conference – Rethinking Development, 22-23 August 2018 in Gothenburg, for two days of discussions, panels and debates on the role of development and aid in a world quite different to when the notion of development emerged.

Context Matters: Exploring the Cost-effectiveness of Fixed Payments and Procurement Auctions for PES

Context Matters: Exploring the Cost-effectiveness of Fixed Payments and Procurement Auctions for PES

New paper by Focali researcher Martin Persson and colleagues Liv Lundberg, Francisco Alpizar and Kristian Lindgren explores the effectiveness of Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) program designs to maximize service provision for a given budget. The findings show that context matters and should be taken into serious consideration when a PES program design is chosen.

High-Level Political Forum on sustainable development 2018 (HLPF 2018)

High-Level Political Forum on sustainable development 2018 (HLPF 2018)

Conference
Jul 09, 2018 09:00 AM to Jul 18, 2018 06:00 PM.

The meeting of the high-Level Political Forum on sustainable development in 2018 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council will be held from Monday, 9 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Monday, 16 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018.

Call for papers to the 6th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists

Call for papers to the 6th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists

Jan 22, 2018

The five day congress, 25-29 June 2018 in Gothenburg, now call for papers in all areas of environmental and natural resource economics for presentation, as well as proposals for thematic and policy sessions. Deadline for application the 31st of January.

Yearly open call for research grants from Formas

Yearly open call for research grants from Formas

Jan 18, 2018

The yearly open call for Formas research grants opens for applications the 1st of March, and closes the 12th of April, 2018. Applications are welcomed within the three main areas – environment, agricultural sciences and spatial planning. Start writing your application today!

Supply chain transparency: A green light to sustainable consumption?

Supply chain transparency: A green light to sustainable consumption?

Do you know where the palm oil in your breakfast peanut butter sandwich comes from? Can you tell if it comes from a former pristine rainforest? What if I tell you that it soon may be possible to find out with a mouse click? But first, let’s talk about why we need to know it at all.

SIANI Annual Meeting 2018

SIANI Annual Meeting 2018

Workshop
Jan 24, 2018 10:00 AM to Jan 24, 2018 03:00 PM.

Invitation from Focali´s partner SIANI to participate in the SIANI Annual Meeting 2018: Nutrition for everyone everywhere. Get the opportunity to interact with SIANI's members and explore how the network and its member can contribute to the global nutrition agenda.

Forest and food, a matter of social justice?

Forest and food, a matter of social justice?

When it comes to food security, forests can be a life-saver. Forests provide fruits, leaves, nuts and mushrooms. These foods are crucial for nutrition in rural communities, and can cushion against hunger when harvests are low. However, forests are rarely included in food security strategies.

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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