25.03.2021

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Independent: The next carbon offset frontier is not Silicon Valley, it’s the Congo Basin

"As the world gears up for COP26 in Glasgow, Douglas Flynn explains why Africa’s tropical forests must be a focus for protection through investment."

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23.03.2021

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Oxford Science Blog: Could South African mine wastes provide a feasible storage method for millions of tonnes of CO2?

"The means of climate mitigation that could be met here is through the implementation of “negative emissions technologies” (NETs) at mine sites."

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10.03.2021

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Adeniyi, Mojisola O.; Bassey, Blessing E. I. (2021): Precipitation and temperature response to sea salt injection into low marine clouds over West Africa

Adeniyi, Mojisola O.; Bassey, Blessing E. I. (2021): Precipitation and temperature response to sea salt injection into low marine clouds over West Africa. In SN Applied Sciences 3 (3), pp. 1–14. DOI: 10.1007/s42452-021-04388-9.

"Sea salt injection into the tropical marine clouds is evaluated for its potentials to reduce the negative impact of the prevailing global warming over West Africa."

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10.12.2020

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Odoulami, Romaric C.; et al. (2020): Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering could lower future risk of ‘Day Zero’ level droughts in Cape Town

Odoulami, Romaric C.; New, Mark; Wolski, Piotr; Guillemet, Gregory; Pinto, Izidine; Lennard, Christopher et al. (2020): Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering could lower future risk of ‘Day Zero’ level droughts in Cape Town. In Environ. Res. Lett. 15 (12), p. 124007. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/abbf13.

"Here, we assess the potential for geoengineering using stratospheric aerosols injection (SAI) to offset the risk of 'Day Zero' level droughts in a high emission future climate using climate model simulations from the Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering Large Ensemble Project."

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10.12.2020

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The Conversation: Dimming the sun could reduce future drought risk in Cape Town – but there’s a catch

"Despite a recent slight decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic, greenhouse gas emissions continue to accumulate in the atmosphere. They are projected to rise again once the economy recovers."

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01.12.2020

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Reuters: Analysis: Africa shrugs off net-zero emissions push without finance to follow

"As more countries, cities, investors and businesses set net-zero emissions goals, they now cover about half of the world’s economy - but Africa is largely left out of the picture so far."

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25.11.2020

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Phys.org: Dimming Sun's rays could ease climate impacts in Africa

"Dialling down the Sun's heat a notch by injecting billions of shiny sulphur dioxide particles into the stratosphere could curtail devastating drought across parts of Africa, new peer-reviewed research has reported."

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19.11.2020

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Odoulami, Romaric C.; et al. (2020): Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering could lower future risk of ‘Day Zero’ level droughts in Cape Town

Odoulami, Romaric C.; New, Mark; Wolski, Piotr; Guillemet, Gregory; Pinto, Izidine; Lennard, Christopher et al. (2020): Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering could lower future risk of ‘Day Zero’ level droughts in Cape Town. In Environ. Res. Lett. 15 (12), p. 124007. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/abbf13.

"Here, we assess the potential for geoengineering using stratospheric aerosols injection (SAI) to offset the risk of 'Day Zero' level droughts in a high emission future climate using climate model simulations from the Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering Large Ensemble Project. Our findings suggest that keeping the global mean temperature at 2020 levels through SAI would offset the projected end century risk of 'Day Zero' level droughts by approximately 90%, keeping the risk of such droughts similar to today's level."

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30.09.2020

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Africa Is A Country: An African case for carbon removal

"Africa should demand a politics where carbon removal targets and techniques are set by community decisions rather than by market forces."

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29.06.2020

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Hansson, Anders; et al. (2020): Biochar as multi-purpose sustainable technology: experiences from projects in Tanzania

Hansson, Anders; Haikola, Simon; Fridahl, Mathias; Yanda, Pius; Mabhuye, Edmund; Pauline, Noah (2020): Biochar as multi-purpose sustainable technology: experiences from projects in Tanzania. In Environ Dev Sustain. DOI: 10.1007/s10668-020-00809-8.

"The study is as an empirical contribution to the, as of yet, underdeveloped literature on deployment of negative emissions technologies in LDCs in general and on biochar use in developing countries and LDCs specifically. "

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