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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

Please excuse the dust - we are building a new website

Please excuse the dust - we are building a new website

Focali is rebuilding this website during 2022. All members and partners are not presented on this website. Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions for the new web!

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.

For more information about Focali, click here

Climate Change and Land - A seminar about the new IPCC special report

Climate Change and Land - A seminar about the new IPCC special report

Seminar
Sep 02, 2019 01:00 PM to Sep 02, 2019 03:00 PM.

In August 2019 IPCC (the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) released its Special Report “Climate Change and Land: an IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems”. In this seminar, co-arranged by KSLA, SMHI, Chalmers, Focali, IEA Bioenergy, and SIANI, we will learn directly from IPCC authors about the panel’s findings on how land-use, such as agriculture and forestry, and climate change interact.

Focali secretariat broadened to enhance collaboration on critical challenges

Focali secretariat broadened to enhance collaboration on critical challenges

Jun 25, 2019

The Focali secretariat consists of Focali members from different research environments and act as an advisory group to the Focali management, coordination and communication staff at Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development - GMV. During the spring 2019 three new members were welcomed into the secretariat to broaden the team and strengthen links between the secretariat and network members, these were Harry Fischer, Aida Bargués Tobella and Johan Uddling.

Rent mjöl i soppåsen? Anta kampen mot matsvinnet Sverige

Rent mjöl i soppåsen? Anta kampen mot matsvinnet Sverige

Seminar
Jul 03, 2019 09:00 AM to Jul 03, 2019 09:50 AM.

Focali, SIANI och samarbetspartners vid Göteborgs centrum för hållbar utveckling arrangerar i år ett seminarium om matsvinn under Almedalsveckan i Visby. Varje dag går 815 miljoner hungriga samtidigt som en tredjedel av den mat som produceras världen över går förlorad som matsvinn. Ett enormt resursslöseri – men lösningar finns!

Do homegardens hold the keys to food security and sustainable land management?

Do homegardens hold the keys to food security and sustainable land management?

Jun 13, 2019

Growing trees and crops on the same land for many purposes, an agricultural technique called agroforestry, has gained a lot of traction. The method promises to restrain the effects of the climate change, nurture nature’s life support systems and shield the poorest and the most vulnerable people from food shortages.

Hunting jeopardizes forest carbon storage, yet is overlooked in climate mitigation efforts

Hunting jeopardizes forest carbon storage, yet is overlooked in climate mitigation efforts

May 14, 2019

The loss of animals, often due to unregulated or illegal hunting, has consequences for the carbon storage capacity of forests, yet this link is rarely mentioned in high-level climate policy discussions, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden and the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.

Not seeing the forest for the trees: The oversight of defaunation in REDD+ and global forest governance

Not seeing the forest for the trees: The oversight of defaunation in REDD+ and global forest governance

Throughout the tropics, forests are increasingly devoid of larger mammals - a condition referred to as empty forests. Large mammals and birds fill important roles for forest structure and composition and their depletion have implications for the forests carbon storage capacity. This new article by Focali-member Torsten Krause shows that effects of defaunation are ignored in REDD+, which compromises not only the forest ecosystem function, but also the objectives of the program.

World leaders and scientists commit to biodiversity: Focali members comment on the IPBES Global Assessment

World leaders and scientists commit to biodiversity: Focali members comment on the IPBES Global Assessment

May 09, 2019

The IPBES report on the state of our biodiversity paints a dark picture - species are going extinct at a rate tens to hundreds of times faster than the average over the last 10 million years. “The report’s message is clear. What we need now is massive, transformative and globally coordinated changes across all levels of society. We can’t just preserve, we must reverse the trend by increasing biodiversity locally, regionally and globally” says Director of Science at Kew Gardens, London and Focali-member, Prof. Alexandre Antonelli.

Focali-researcher receives Chalmers Foundation Award for outstanding research on food

Focali-researcher receives Chalmers Foundation Award for outstanding research on food

Apr 30, 2019

Focali-member Christel Cederberg is one of six researchers who has been awarded the Chalmers Foundation prize for research on societally important issues. The prize is awarded annually to highlight outstanding examples of Chalmers work and values, and 2019 the focus is on food – a vital component of global sustainability and one of our greatest challenges.

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