29.06.2020

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Phys.org: Planting non-native trees accelerates the release of carbon back into the atmosphere

"Large-scale reforestation projects such as New Zealand's One Billion Trees programme are underway in many countries to help sequester carbon from the atmosphere."

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29.06.2020

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Pew Research Center: Two-Thirds of Americans Think Government Should Do More on Climate

"Bipartisan backing for carbon capture tax credits, extensive tree-planting efforts."

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03.06.2020

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Legal Planet: Trees Will *Not* Solve Climate Change

"The authors of a controversial, influential paper backtrack — again."

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02.06.2020

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Erratum for the Report: "The global tree restoration potential" by J.-F. Bastin, et al.

Erratum for the Report: "The global tree restoration potential" by J.-F. Bastin, Y. Finegold, C. Garcia, D. Mollicone, M. Rezende, D. Routh, C. M. Zohner, T. W. Crowther and for the Technical Response "Response to Comments on 'The global tree restoration potential'" by J.-F. Bastin, Y. Finegold, C. Garcia, N. Gellie, A. Lowe, D. Mollicone, M. Rezende, D. Routh, M. Sacande, B. Sparrow, C. M. Zohner, T. W. Crowther (2020). In Science (New York, N.Y.) 368 (6494).

"After the Technical Comments on the Report, “The global tree restoration potential,” and the publication of the Technical Response, “Response to Comments on ‘The global tree restoration potential,’” the authors identified three areas that require clarification or correction."

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27.05.2020

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BBC Future: Planting trees doesn’t always help with climate change

"Reforestation is seen as a way to help cool the climate, sucking excess warming carbon out of the atmosphere. But it’s not always that simple."

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23.05.2020

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Waller, Laurie; et al. 2020: “Contested Framings of Greenhouse Gas Removal and Its Feasibility: Social and Political Dimensions.”

Waller, Laurie, Tim Rayner, Jason Chilvers, Clair Amanda Gough, Irene Lorenzoni, Andrew Jordan, and Naomi Vaughan. 2020: “Contested Framings of Greenhouse Gas Removal and Its Feasibility: Social and Political Dimensions.” WIREs Climate Change, May. https://doi.org/10.1002/wcc.649.

"‌We conduct one of the first reviews of the international peer‐reviewed literature pertaining to the social and political dimensions of large‐scale GGR, with a specific focus on two predominant approaches: Biomass energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) and afforestation/reforestation (AR). "

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11.05.2020

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Holl, Karen D., and Pedro H. S. Brancalion. 2020: “Tree Planting Is Not a Simple Solution.”

Holl, Karen D., and Pedro H. S. Brancalion. 2020: “Tree Planting Is Not a Simple Solution.” Science 368 (6491): 580–81. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aba8232.

"Well-planned tree-planting projects are an important component of global efforts to improve ecological and human well-being. But tree planting becomes problematic when it is promoted as a simple, silver bullet solution and overshadows other actions that have greater potential for addressing the drivers of specific environmental problems, such as taking bold and rapid steps to reduce deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions."

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06.05.2020

# New Publications

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Forster, Johanna; et al. 2020: “Mapping Feasibilities of Greenhouse Gas Removal: Key Issues, Gaps and Opening up Assessments.”

Forster, Johanna, Naomi E. Vaughan, Clair Gough, Irene Lorenzoni, and Jason Chilvers. 2020: “Mapping Feasibilities of Greenhouse Gas Removal: Key Issues, Gaps and Opening up Assessments.” Global Environmental Change 63 (July 2020): 102073. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2020.102073.

‌"Here, we present one of the first studies to elicit perspectives through an expert mapping process to open up and broaden the discussion around feasibility of afforestation and BECCS. Our stakeholders included business and industry, non-governmental organisations and policy makers, spanning expertise in bioenergy, forestry, CCS and climate change."

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10.04.2020

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BBC: Climate change: UK forests 'could do more harm than good'

"Badly-planned trees would increase greenhouse gas emissions, say the government’s advisers on the economic value of the natural environment."

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23.03.2020

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CSR News: The Time for Action Is Now, the Time for Trees Is Now

"The Arbor Day Foundation hosted and participated in a large number of forestry events at the United Nations Climate Change Conference during the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP25) in Madrid, Spain."

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