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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23.10.2019

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Smith, Pete; et al. (2019): Land-Management Options for Greenhouse Gas Removal and Their Impacts on Ecosystem Services and the Sustainable Development Goals

Smith, Pete; Adams, Justin; Beerling, David J.; Beringer, Tim; Calvin, Katherine V.; Fuss, Sabine et al. (2019): Land-Management Options for Greenhouse Gas Removal and Their Impacts on Ecosystem Services and the Sustainable Development Goals. In Annu. Rev. Environ. Resour. 44 (1), pp. 255–286. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-environ-101718-033129.

"Land-management options for greenhouse gas removal (GGR) include afforestation or reforestation (AR), wetland restoration, soil carbon sequestration (SCS), biochar, terrestrial enhanced weathering (TEW), and bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS). We assess the opportunities and risks associated with these options through the lens of their potential impacts on ecosystem services (Nature's Contributions to People; NCPs) and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)."

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21.10.2019

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Grainger, A., et al. (2019). Comment on “The global tree restoration potential.”

Grainger, A., Iverson, L. R., Marland, G. H., & Prasad, A. (2019). Comment on “The global tree restoration potential.” Science, 366(6463). doi: 10.1126/science.aay8334

"Bastin et al. (Reports, 5 July 2019, p. 76) neglect considerable research into forest-based climate change mitigation during the 1980s and 1990s. This research supports some of their findings on the area of land technically suitable for expanding tree cover, and can be used to extend their analysis to include the area of actually available land and operational feasibility."

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16.10.2019

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CBC: Forestry sector scrambles to recruit tree planters to sow millions — perhaps billions — more seedlings

"B.C. silviculture companies are struggling to find up to 1,000 more tree planters."

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02.09.2019

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The Guardian: The wrong kind of trees: Ireland's afforestation meets resistance

"Residents and campaigners say fast-growing Sitka spruces are spoiling the landscape."

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26.08.2019

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Phys.org: Geoengineering: 'Plan B' for the planet

"Dismissed a decade ago as far-fetched and dangerous, schemes to tame global warming by engineering the climate have migrated from the margins of policy debates towards centre stage."

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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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05.08.2019

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Bloomberg Businessweek: We Already Have the World’s Most Efficient Carbon Capture Technology

"To help battle global warming, companies around the world are expected to spend billions of dollars over the next decade building devices aimed at sucking carbon from the atmosphere. The thing is, Mother Nature already made one. While each acre of most tree species can capture and store 1.1 to 9.5 metric tons of carbon dioxide a year, an acre of empress trees can absorb 103."

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05.08.2019

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Welt: The forest, that brings cooling (German)

German article on CE

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