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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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“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.

Whose Reality Counts? Critical Junctures in Livelihood Trajectories Under Deforestation

Whose Reality Counts? Critical Junctures in Livelihood Trajectories Under Deforestation

New article by Focali member Robin Biddulph and colleague Pelle Amberntsson published in Journal of Economic and Social Geography on livelihood trajectories and deforestation. This study examines livelihood trajectories over two decades in a village affected by deforestation in Northeast Cambodia. The objective was to use quantitative and qualitative methods to identify critical junctures structuring those trajectories. The junctures suggest an analytical framework for understanding deforestation-livelihoods dynamics in other contexts, which can disrupt narrative simplifications associated with community forestry.

How Swedish media report on climate change?

How Swedish media report on climate change?

Launch event
Feb 21, 2017 09:00 AM to Feb 21, 2017 10:00 AM.

Vi-Agroforestry will launch the report: Warmer climate - an ice cold news? (in Swedish). Welcome to the launch with panel discussion and breakfast!

Focali a partner when Swedish forest is in focus at Universeum

Focali a partner when Swedish forest is in focus at Universeum

Jan 30, 2017

Focali will bring a global perspective when Universeum is launching an initiative on Swedish forests in collaboration with a group of stakeholders from civil society and the private sector.

Tanzania’s forests: Local and global challenges and opportunities

Tanzania’s forests: Local and global challenges and opportunities

Seminar
Jan 30, 2017 01:30 PM to Jan 30, 2017 02:30 PM.

SLU Global presents a seminar with August Temu.

Forest devolution in China

Forest devolution in China

Seminar
Jan 20, 2017 10:00 AM to Jan 20, 2017 12:00 PM.

Yuanyuan Yi, PhD student at Department of Economics, GU, will give two back-to-back seminars on Forest Devolution in China based on chapters of the upcoming PhD-thesis.

Course: How to enhance capacity to transform science into policy and practice in the field of food security

Course: How to enhance capacity to transform science into policy and practice in the field of food security

Jan 16, 2017

AgriFoSe2030 together with GMV will give a one week training course for African young researchers on effective research-to-policy communication for agricultural development in Nairobi, Kenya, next week.

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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