06.11.2019

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Mail & Guardian: The trouble with indiscriminate tree-planting in Africa

"The idea that the world needs to plant more trees is not controversial. Trees suck carbon out of the atmosphere, storing it in the earth instead. So if we plant enough new forests — these would need to cover as much as one-third of all the land in the world, some estimates suggest — we should be able to prevent the planet from becoming any hotter."

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28.10.2019

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Mongabay: $85 million initiative to scale up agroforestry in Africa announced

"A coalition of NGOs recently announced “the biggest land restoration project ever seen,” starting with an $85 million project to scale up agroforestry in Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Kenya and Ethiopia."

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30.09.2019

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C2G: Climate Colonialism and Large-Scale Land Acquisitions

"In an era of climate change, large-scale land acquisitions threaten to revive classic tactics of colonialism in new institutional forms. Countries and corporations – often working in concert – have been buying land around the world. The political implications of this slow transfer of the material means of critical resource security from the Global South to the Global North are vast and dire. They also complicate the politics of our responses to the climate crisis, which include the prospects for genuinely participatory carbon removal."

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19.08.2019

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BBC News: Deforestation: Did Ethiopia plant 350 million trees in a day?

"Ethiopia says it planted more than 350 million trees in just one day which, if verified, would be a world record."

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28.06.2017

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SciDevNet: Africa’s R&D voice needed on use of solar engineering

"Experts discuss solar radiation management (SRM) governance in Kenya. They add that more R&D on SRM is needed in Africa to help address climate change. But an expert says that Africa cannot fund SRM tech because it is costly."

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26.01.2016

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Huffington Post: A Sunshade to help Southern Africa Cope with Climate Change?

"But Africa must look hard at uncomfortable options or face being left behind by other countries with fewer scruples. Specifically, it is important to consider how regional geoengineering initiatives could help to protect southern Africa from some of the more damaging impacts of climate change."

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14.12.2015

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Care2: African Countries Pledge Enormous Reforestation Program

"A number of countries across the African continent have agreed to a monumental re-forestation program at the COP21 climate summit. Called AFR100, it’s goal is to restore 100 million hectares – or around 1,000,000 square kilometers – of pristine forest. For those counting, that’s larger area than France and the UK combined."

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12.05.2015

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allAfrica: Geoengineering the Climate - a Cautionary Tale for Africa, Asia and Planet Earth

"Naomi Klein's book 'This Changes Everything' shows how climate change and the bleak future we are marching toward are inextricably bound up with unfettered capitalism. To preserve capitalist excesses, hi-tech fixes for warming - like Solar Radiation Management - may be employed that hasten the demise of large parts of Africa and Asia and the natural world."

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20.09.2014

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Bellamy, R., et al. (2014) Deliberative Mapping of options for tackling climate change: Citizens and specialists 'open up' appraisal of geoengineering

Bellamy, Rob; Chilvers, Jason; Vaughan, Naomi E. (2014): Deliberative Mapping of options for tackling climate change: Citizens and specialists 'open up' appraisal of geoengineering. In Public Underst Sci. DOI 10.1177/0963662514548628.

"Here, we present the findings from the first ‘upstream’ appraisal of geoengineering to deliberately ‘open up’ to a broader diversity of framings, knowledges and future pathways. We report on the citizen strand of an innovative analytic–deliberative participatory appraisal process called Deliberative Mapping."

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12.03.2014

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Linköping University Climate Engineering Programme (LUCE)

"The projects included in LUCE aim to examine how GE is made sense of in media, scientific texts and focus groups among laypersons in Sweden and the UK. The projects will also investigate implications for the governance of GE."

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