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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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COP26 Glasgow Leaders Declaration on Forests and Land Use – Media comments, praise and concerns by Focali members

COP26 Glasgow Leaders Declaration on Forests and Land Use – Media comments, praise and concerns by Focali members

Dec 31, 2020

At the time of writing 141 countries have endorsed the Glasgow Leaders Declaration on Forests and Land Use with six effort areas such as “Conserve forests and other terrestrial ecosystems and accelerate their restoration”. Are we witnessing a paradigm shift in global forest policy and genuine commitments to address the drivers of deforestation? Will this new declaration succeed in areas where previous commitments have failed? Read the compiled reactions on the declaration, including both praise and doubts, shared by Focali members in media during COP26.

Land use changes and its dynamics in Colombia almost five years after the signing of the peace agreement

Land use changes and its dynamics in Colombia almost five years after the signing of the peace agreement

Webinar
Sep 23, 2021 04:00 PM to Sep 23, 2021 06:00 PM.

In this webinar 10 invited panelists will present their work and discuss the situation in Colombia almost five years after the signing of the peace agreement. They will highlight different issues around land use change and how local communities have been affected by changes in land use since the signing of the peace agreement. The event is organized by Lund University (LUCSUS, CEC), Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University and University of Gothenburg. In support by Focali (Forest, Climate, and Livelihood research network) and the Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative, SIANI.

Human Rights-based approach to safeguard biodiversity and livelihoods

Human Rights-based approach to safeguard biodiversity and livelihoods

Webinar
Dec 01, 2020 01:00 PM to Dec 01, 2020 03:30 PM.

The Focali – SIANI Dialogue Forum, in collaboration with Sida, Swedbio, The Tenure Facility and GGBC, will arrange a global online exchange on translating a Human rights-based approach (HRBA) for biodiversity and livelihoods, into policy and practice.

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.

Human Rights-based approach to safeguard biodiversity and livelihoods

The Focali – SIANI Dialogue Forum, in collaboration with Sida, Swedbio, The Tenure Facility and GGBC, will arrange a global online exchange on translating a Human rights-based approach (HRBA) for bi ...

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