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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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Barriers to plantation activities in different agro-ecological zones of Southern India

Barriers to plantation activities in different agro-ecological zones of Southern India

The Focali researchers Matilda Palm and Madelene Ostwald have written an article for Regional Environmental Change. The article provides an analysis of barriers faced by plantations and an investigation of the potential for carbon finance to finance forest plantations.

International Forest Policy - An overview

International Forest Policy - An overview

KSLA has published a report that summarise the global forest politics, its conventions, international cooperation and policies regarding forest and forestry.

Student thesis: Performance of Jatropha biodiesel production and its environmental and socio-economic impacts

Student thesis: Performance of Jatropha biodiesel production and its environmental and socio-economic impacts

Lisa Axelsson and Maria Franzén studied the master's programme Industrial Ecology. Their master's thesis addressed cultivation of Jatropha, an oil-crop used for producing biodiesel. The thesis identified the barriers farmers face in cultivation and assessed the environmental and socioeconomic impact.

Post Doctoral Fellow, CIFOR

Post Doctoral Fellow, CIFOR

Nov 11, 2010

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has an open position as "Post Doctoral Fellow, GCS-REDD".

PhD position

PhD position

Oct 29, 2010

Department of Forest Ecology and Management in Umeå (Sweden) has two PhD positions available

Focali Country Brief - Malaysia

Focali Country Brief - Malaysia

Focali Country Brief 2010:03 by Lisa Westholm.

Student thesis: Payments for Environmental Services in the Campohermoso watershed

Student thesis: Payments for Environmental Services in the Campohermoso watershed

Jörgen Pettersson has studied Environmental Science with a specialisation in Environmental Economics. He has worked as a research assistant within Focali. Here you can find his masterthesis "Payments for Environmental Services in the Campohermoso watershed - Measuring opportunity costs and identifying determinants"

Can Strategical Environmental Assessment (SEA) of REDD+ improve policy making and forest governance - Lessons learned from the World Bank pilot program on SEA in policy and sector reform

Can Strategical Environmental Assessment (SEA) of REDD+ improve policy making and forest governance - Lessons learned from the World Bank pilot program on SEA in policy and sector reform

An article written by the Focali researcher Anders Ekbom among others. It was presented at the 2nd UNITAR-Yale Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy the 17-19th of September.

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