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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: One perspective never tells the full story

Rethinking development: One perspective never tells the full story

Aug 29, 2018

We are in the midst of the quest for sustainable development. The ambition to leave no one behind, together with the global political consensus that the challenges we are facing are common and interrelated frame the new development narrative. However, this inter-connectedness does not always trickle down to the local level.

New Report: Water for Productive and Multifunctional Landscapes

New Report: Water for Productive and Multifunctional Landscapes

As part of the SIWI/SWH Cluster Group on Water in the Landscape, Focali-researchers Aida Bargués Tobella and Ulrik Ilstedt are co-authors to new report on water for productive and multifunctional landscapes. The report is based on the outcomes of a series of seminars on different themes surrounding issues on water in the landscape, spanning from practical knowledge to governance challenges.

Meet Focali and SIANI at the DevRes Conference in Gothenburg

Meet Focali and SIANI at the DevRes Conference in Gothenburg

Aug 20, 2018

The biennial Development Research Conference – DevRes, sponsored by the Swedish Research Council and Sida, will be held in Gothenburg 22-23 August. The Focali research network, hosted by GMV, will participate in the conference together with its partner SIANI.

Working with the flow? Multifunctional landscapes in a changing climate

Working with the flow? Multifunctional landscapes in a changing climate

Conference
Aug 26, 2018 02:00 PM to Aug 26, 2018 03:30 PM.

Focali co-arrange this session at World Water Week with partners in the SIWI hosted cluster group on landscapes and water. The event will highlight landscape restoration experiences from the South with a focus on integration of water and climate change considerations.

The palm oil dilemma – Podcast with Focali member Martin Persson

The palm oil dilemma – Podcast with Focali member Martin Persson

May 30, 2018

In this P3 news podcast experts on palm oil, the most consumed oil in the world, are interviewed about the consequences it has as a driver of deforestation.

Sveriges första nationella skogsprogram sätter fokus på hållbart brukande och bevarande av skog

Sveriges första nationella skogsprogram sätter fokus på hållbart brukande och bevarande av skog

May 28, 2018

Den 17 maj 2018 beslutade regeringen om en strategi för Sveriges nationella skogsprogram. Kärnan i programmet är den breda dialogen om skogens roll för ett hållbart samhälle och en växande bioekonomi. Hållbart brukande och bevarande av skogen ska enligt strategin inte bara vara i fokus i Sverige utan även en profilfråga i svenskt internationellt samarbete.

How does carbon offsetting impact landscapes? And what are the implications for climate and land use policies?

How does carbon offsetting impact landscapes? And what are the implications for climate and land use policies?

Seminar
Jun 05, 2018 01:30 PM to Jun 05, 2018 04:00 PM.

Welcome to this joint Focali-SIANI seminar in Stockholm on the World Environment Day! At this event we dig deeper into opportunities and risks of various carbon offsetting initiatives.

Bridge over troubled waters: How can we bury the hatchet between industry and civil society?

Bridge over troubled waters: How can we bury the hatchet between industry and civil society?

The production of everything from shirts to foods has an impact on people and the planet. In fact, palm oil, soy, beef and wood products alone are responsible for 70% of global deforestation. Clearly, sustainable business practices are urgently needed to solve the problems evoked by unsustainable production.

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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