10.12.2020

# New Publications

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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

# New Publications

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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

# New Publications

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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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15.06.2020

# New Publications

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Da‐Allada, C. Y.; et al. 2020: “Changes in West African Summer Monsoon Precipitation under Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering.”

Da‐Allada, C. Y., E. Baloïtcha, E. A. Alamou, F. M. Awo, F. Bonou, Y. Pomalegni, E. I. Biao, et al. 2020: “Changes in West African Summer Monsoon Precipitation under Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering.” Earth’s Future. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020ef001595.

"Using simulations from the Geoengineering Large Ensemble project that employed stratospheric sulfate aerosols injection to keep global mean surface temperature, and also the inter‐hemispheric and equator‐to‐pole temperature gradients at their 2020 values (present‐day climate) under RCP8.5 scenario, we investigate the potential impact of SAG on the West African Summer Monsoon (WASM) precipitation and the involved physical processes."

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30.04.2020

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SRMGI: Interview with Dr. Izidine Pinto

"In January, global SRM research reached an important milestone: the publication of the world’s first African research paper on solar geoengineering. The paper’s lead author was Mozambican climatologist Dr Izidine Pinto, working with colleagues at the University of Cape Town and the American National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)."

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30.01.2020

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SRMGI: First African Master's Thesis on SRM

"We send a warm congratulations to Jose Ricardo Kouakou, who is a student at the University of Felix Houphouet-Boigny and one of the Ivory Coast DECIMALS researchers. On 9 December he successfully defended his thesis on SRM, which explored how SRM might affect extreme temperatures in West Africa."

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