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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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Agricultural and forestry trade drives large share of tropical deforestation emissions

Agricultural and forestry trade drives large share of tropical deforestation emissions

Research from Focalimembers Florence Pendrill, Martin Persson, Javier Godar and others reveal that up to 39 % of emissions from deforestation are driven by international trade, where Europe and China are major importers. In fact, a sixth of the carbon footprint of an average EU-diet is due to deforestation emissions. This calls for implementation of policy measures that cross international supply-chains if deforestation emissions are to be effectively reduced.

Levande landskap – påverkan på vatten, mat och klimat i Afrika

Levande landskap – påverkan på vatten, mat och klimat i Afrika

Seminar
Sep 29, 2019 01:40 PM to Sep 29, 2019 02:00 PM.

Vad har multifunktionella landskap för betydelse för vatten, mat och klimat? Välskötta landskap som levererar många ekosystemtjänster kan bidra till ökad mat- och vattensäkerhet och samtidigt reglera klimatet.

Apply for SIANI expert groups! Deadline August 16

Apply for SIANI expert groups! Deadline August 16

Aug 06, 2019

Have you got an idea about how to make our food systems more sustainable and strengthen our food security? Do you have in mind people who would make a good team for realizing your idea? Yes?!

The Forest-Water Nexus: bringing people and landscapes together

The Forest-Water Nexus: bringing people and landscapes together

Seminar
Aug 27, 2019 09:00 AM to Aug 27, 2019 10:30 AM.

Focali co-arrange seminar on forest-water interactions at this year's World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, together with FAO, IUCN, IUFRO, SIWI-SWH, The Swedish Forestry Agency, SIANI and SLU.

Agroforestry needs to take another look at biodiversity, and not just the plants

Agroforestry needs to take another look at biodiversity, and not just the plants

Jul 01, 2019

This year’s gathering of scientists, practitioners and agroforesters in Montpellier happened against the backdrop of the striking outcomes of the IPBES assessment. The landmark report on the global state of biodiversity concluded that nature and its life support systems as well as its capacity to contribute to human well-being are degrading in every region of the world.

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!

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