15.10.2020

# New Publications

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Strassburg, Bernardo B. N.; et al. (2020): Global priority areas for ecosystem restoration

Strassburg, Bernardo B. N.; Iribarrem, Alvaro; Beyer, Hawthorne L.; Cordeiro, Carlos Leandro; Crouzeilles, Renato; Jakovac, Catarina C. et al. (2020): Global priority areas for ecosystem restoration. In Nature. DOI: 10.1038/s41586-020-2784-9.

"Here we develop and apply a multicriteria optimization approach that identifies priority areas for restoration across all terrestrial biomes, and estimates their benefits and costs. We find that restoring 15% of converted lands in priority areas could avoid 60% of expected extinctions while sequestering 299 gigatonnes of CO2—30% of the total CO2 increase in the atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution."

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02.10.2020

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The Hill: Is Trump really planting a billion trees?

"Following President Trump’s comment surrounding the “billion tree project,” many wonder if the U.S. has undertaken the project."

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22.09.2020

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The Economist: Investing in Carbon Removal: Demystifying Existing Approaches

"We face a stark reality. We urgently need to slash greenhouse gas emissions to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, but this alone will not be enough to keep global temperatures in line with the Paris Agreement goals."

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14.09.2020

# New Publications

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Brienen, R. J. W.; et al. (2020): Forest carbon sink neutralized by pervasive growth-lifespan trade-offs

Brienen, R. J. W.; Caldwell, L.; Duchesne, L.; Voelker, S.; Barichivich, J.; Baliva, M. et al. (2020): Forest carbon sink neutralized by pervasive growth-lifespan trade-offs. In Nat Comms 11 (1), p. 4241. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-17966-z.

"Here we show that growth-lifespan trade-offs are indeed near universal, occurring across almost all species and climates. This trade-off is directly linked to faster growth reducing tree lifespan, and not due to covariance with climate or environment. Thus, current tree growth stimulation will, inevitably, result in a lagged increase in canopy tree mortality, as is indeed widely observed, and eventually neutralise carbon gains due to growth stimulation."

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28.08.2020

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Forbes: BrewDog Is Officially The First Carbon Negative Beer Business

"The Scottish multinational brewery and pub chain announced yesterday it became carbon negative, which makes it the world’s first international beer business to reach this status."

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24.08.2020

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vonHedemann, Nicolena; et al. (2020): Forest policy and management approaches for carbon dioxide removal

vonHedemann, Nicolena; Wurtzebach, Zachary; Timberlake, Thomas J.; Sinkular, Emily; Schultz, Courtney A. (2020): Forest policy and management approaches for carbon dioxide removal. In Interface Focus. 10 (5), p. 20200001. DOI: 10.1098/rsfs.2020.0001.

"We explore how the utilization of different policy tools shapes our ability to use forests to mitigate and adapt to climate change and consider the challenges of policy mixes and integration, taking a close look at three areas of international forest policy, including the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) and voluntary carbon offset markets."

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24.08.2020

# New Publications

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Schweizer, Vanessa J.; et al. (2020): Integrated Climate-Change Assessment Scenarios and Carbon Dioxide Removal

Schweizer, Vanessa J.; Ebi, Kristie L.; van Vuuren, Detlef P.; Jacoby, Henry D.; Riahi, Keywan; Strefler, Jessica et al. (2020): Integrated Climate-Change Assessment Scenarios and Carbon Dioxide Removal. In One Earth 3 (2), pp. 166–172. DOI: 10.1016/j.oneear.2020.08.001.

" This primer provides an overview of the purposes of scenarios in climate-change research and how they are used. It also introduces the integrated scenario framework and why it came about. CDR studies using the scenario framework, as well as its limitations, are discussed. Possible future developments for the scenario framework are highlighted, especially in relation to CDR."

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24.08.2020

# New Publications

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ICR (2020): Carbon Removal Fact Sheets

ICR (2020): Carbon Removal Fact Sheets.

"The production of these fact sheets was supported by a grant from The New York Community Trust."

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17.08.2020

# Media

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WWF: Realities of forest restoration in landscapes

"Comprehensive forest and landscape restoration is one way we can hit fast forward on reducing the amount of carbon in our atmosphere."

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29.07.2020

# Calls & events

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Job: Research Associate (Fixed Term) at the Cambridge Judge Business School

Deadline: 06. September 2020

"The Research Associate will support a new pan-European, multi-institution consortium (NEGEM) focused on assessing carbon dioxide gas removal (CDR) options such as bioenergy with CCS (BECCS), direct air capture of CO2 with CO2 storage (DACCS), enhanced weathering, afforestation, soil carbon sequestration and other negative emissions technologies and practices (NETPs)."

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