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12 June 2017
By merging with UTZ, the new and stronger Rainforest Alliance aim to work with farmers and communities to protect the natural environment and help mitigate the effects of climate change on a global scale.
12 June 2017
The 3rd annual meeting of the Forests and Livelihoods: Assessment, Research, and Engagement, FLARE network will take place in Stockholm in the end of September 2017. The meeting will provide a unique space for discussions about forests and livelihoods and will foster collaboration, favouring...
30 May 2017
Sveriges Radio sänder inslag i Vetenskapsradions Klotet där bland annat Focali forskaren Anders Malmer (SLU) lyfter den nya synen på träd som är på väg att växa fram, både i Sverige och i andra delar av världen. 
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16 March 2017
IEA Bioenergy Task 43's call for contributions: Attractive Systems for Bioenergy Feedstock Production in Sustainably Managed Landscapes.
Photo credit: Rainforest Action Network, Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)
16 March 2017
Is your pension fund invested in deforestation?
Photo credit: Gavin Golden via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).
7 March 2017
Anyone who has walked outside on a sunny day knows that forests and trees matter for temperature, humidity and wind speed. Planting trees speaks to concerns about climate change -- but the directly important aspects of the tree-climate relationships have so far been overlooked in climate policy...
30 January 2017
It has been over a year since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the historic signing of the Paris Climate Agreement. Both of these events put forward a new agenda for development, and those who work in this field have been looking into the ways to navigate in this new...
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6 December 2016
Focali is one of the partners to the newly launched Agroforestry network. On November 19, the network published an opinion piece in Göteborgs-Posten where we argue that more funding for agroforestry in development cooperation can help to reach both the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs...
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6 December 2016
The research associated to this PhD position focuses on understanding the role that agricultural commodity supply chain sustainability initiatives, such as certification schemes, moratoria, voluntary corporate commitments and government regulations, play in reducing the clearance forests and other...