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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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DevRes sessions: Transformative Forest and Landscape Restoration to achieve the SDGs – Research, theory and practice

DevRes sessions: Transformative Forest and Landscape Restoration to achieve the SDGs – Research, theory and practice

Conference
Jun 15, 2021 10:45 AM to Jun 15, 2021 05:45 PM.

Focali co-arrange two sessions, on forest and landscape restoration, with SLU Global, SIANI, SIWI – SWH and CIFOR – ICRAF at the DevRes conference 14-16 June. The conference is online and free for all participants.

Call for abstracts: Agri4D 2021 – food systems for new realities

Call for abstracts: Agri4D 2021 – food systems for new realities

Conference
Dec 30, 2020 11:00 PM to Dec 30, 2020 11:00 PM.

Agricultural Research for Development Conference (Agri4D) 2021 will take place September 28-30, 2021, and will be held online. Registration opens in June, but you can submit your abstract to the six different topics of the conference before May 31, 2021 (extended deadline).

Focali members present at DevRes online conference - Advancing Sustainable Transformation

Focali members present at DevRes online conference - Advancing Sustainable Transformation

Conference
Jun 14, 2021 09:30 AM to Jun 16, 2021 04:30 PM.

The Development Research Conference, DevRes, will be held digitally June 14-16 after being postponed from 2020. The theme of the conference is Advancing Sustainable Transformation. Several Focali members are involved in the conference as chairs of sessions, presenters or co-authors of articles that will be presented.

10 myths about net zero targets and carbon offsetting, busted

10 myths about net zero targets and carbon offsetting, busted

Dec 21, 2020

"The idea of carbon offsetting, which underpins so-called net zero targets, is founded on a number of myths." This commentary published on Climate Home News was first published as a debate article in the Swedish Newspaper DN where five of the co-authors are members in the Focali research network.

Träd är både hjältar och offer i klimatkrisen

Träd är både hjältar och offer i klimatkrisen

Dec 09, 2020

Inspelningen av eventet Träd i ett rubbat klimat – hjältar eller offer? som sändes live den 2 oktober 2020 under Vetenskapsfestivalen är nu tillgängligt att titta på igen. Seminariet genererade en hel del frågor från online-publiken som alla inte hann besvaras live, och vi har nu samlat paneldeltagarnas svar i en Q&A.

Communicating in safe spaces, Focali’s second annual meeting

Communicating in safe spaces, Focali’s second annual meeting

Dec 03, 2020

On the 4-5th of November, in the midst of the US elections, the Focali network came together for its second annual meeting, this time entirely online, to turn our collective minds to the multifaceted challenges of forests, climate, and livelihoods. The online format offered new occasions for international participation and brought together attendees ranging from Gothenburg to Vietnam. The energy was palpable despite the potentially alienating online format, and culminated in an optimistic view of the Focali network, and the role it might grow to play in fostering the working relationships of researchers, policymakers, private interests, and local stakeholders.

Focali Members receive funding to five new projects via the Formas' annual open call

Focali Members receive funding to five new projects via the Formas' annual open call

Nov 30, 2020

In the Formas’ annual open call for research funding, Formas funds projects which address all of the sustainable development goals. This year a record high number of applications were submitted; in total 1,575, of which 188 were awarded grants. Five of these selected applications feature Focali members as the lead applicant. The projects build on broad and long-term collaboration with partners, both within and outside of academia. Each aims to contribute to a more positive future for forests, ranging from Puerto Rico to Rwanda, and to the biodiversity, climate and livelihoods dependent on these ecosystems.

Focali annual meeting 2020 – contribute to an exchange on forests, climate and livelihood issues!

Focali annual meeting 2020 – contribute to an exchange on forests, climate and livelihood issues!

Annual meeting
Nov 04, 2020 10:00 AM to Nov 05, 2020 02:00 PM.

Welcome to join the Focali annual meeting 2020, which this year will be a fully online event! We live in times of interlinked crises and to tackle these we need broader collaborations across disciplines, sectors and regions. At this Focali annual meeting we will dig into some of the challenges related to forests, landscape, biodiversity, climate and livelihoods and discuss what role we can play ahead.

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