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

# Media

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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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23.01.2020

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Climate Home News: UK to stop funding coal abroad but will help Africa with oil, gas

"The UK will formally end all direct support for coal mining and power plants abroad but still help African countries “extract and use” oil and gas, prime minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday."

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23.01.2020

# New Publications

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Pinto, Izidine; et al. (2020): Africa's Climate Response to Solar Radiation Management with Stratospheric Aerosol

Pinto, Izidine; Jack, Christopher; Lennard, Christopher; Tilmes, Simone; Odoulami, Romaric C. (2020): Africa's Climate Response to Solar Radiation Management with Stratospheric Aerosol. In Geophysical Research Letters. DOI: 10.1029/2019GL086047.

"We investigate the potential impact of SRM on temperature and rainfall means and extremes over sub‐Saharan Africa using simulations from the Geoengineering Large Ensemble (GLENS). We found SRM significantly reduces temperature means and extremes, however, the effect on precipitation is not as linear."

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20.01.2020

# Media

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Inverse: Could solar geoengineering solve African poverty?

"While a new report say yes, others aren't convinced."

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06.11.2019

# Media

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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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