12.05.2019

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Independent Australia: Forests, logging and climate change

"THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL for Climate Change (IPCC) recommends that "natural solutions" are employed to deal with climate change emergency. The immediate protection and restoration of natural systems for carbon dioxide removal (CDR) are preferred to geo-engineering and B.E.C.C.S — burning biomass as a fossil fuel substitute while using some sort of carbon capture and storage."

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29.04.2019

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BiofuelsDigest: Earth Day 2019 – A look at carbon negative and carbon capture technologies, advancements, and possibilities

"Some people celebrate Earth Day by planting a tree, but how about planting hemp or miscanthus instead? Both are considered carbon negative crops and very promising for biofuels, bioplastics, biochemicals, and many other biobased products for today’s world."

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15.04.2019

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Mongabay: Natural forests best bet for fighting climate change, analysis finds

"Natural forests are 40 times more effective than plantations for storing carbon, making them the best option for slowing the global average temperature rise, a group of scientists says."

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08.04.2019

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The Guardian: A natural solution to the climate disaster

"We are writing to champion a thrilling but neglected approach to averting climate chaos while defending the living world: natural climate solutions. This means drawing carbon dioxide out of the air by protecting and restoring ecosystems."

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08.04.2019

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Interesting Engineering: 7 Geoengineering Solutions That Might Cause More Damage Than Good

"Today we celebrate World Geology Day and nothing makes more sense than to stop for a few minutes and reflect on some good old geoengineering solutions that we have devised for the betterment of humanity."

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08.04.2019

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NZHerald: Opinion: Why a 'two-basket' emissions approach to climate change is hot air

"Pine forestry reforestation is not the silver bullet – because conifers absorb more heat from the sun than most types of vegetation."

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08.04.2019

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Lewis, S.; et al. (2019): Restoring natural forests is the best way to remove atmospheric carbon

Lewis, S.; Wheeler, C.; Mitchard, E.; Koch, A. (2019): Restoring natural forests is the best way to remove atmospheric carbon. In: Nature 568 (7750), S. 25–28. DOI: 10.1038/d41586-019-01026-8.

"To stem global warming, deforestation must stop. And restoration programmes worldwide should return all degraded lands to natural forests — and protect them. More carbon must be stored on land, while recognizing competing pressures to deliver food, fuel, fodder and fibre."

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01.04.2019

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Cornell Dept. of Development Sociology: Global Potential of Natural Forest Regeneration for Mitigating Climate Change - Robin Chazdon, WRI (Video)

"Robin Chazdon, a professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast and executive director of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, discussed the global potential of natural forest regeneration to conserve biodiversity and combat climate change. Her talk was a part of the 2019 Polson Institute 'Future of Development' Symposium."

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04.03.2019

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Anderson, C.; et al. (2019): Natural climate solutions are not enough

Anderson, C.; DeFries, R.; Litterman, R.; Matson, P.; Nepstad, D.; Pacala, S. et al. (2019): Natural climate solutions are not enough. In: Science (New York, N.Y.) 363 (6430), S. 933–934. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw2741.

"Stabilizing Earth's climate and limiting temperature increase to well below 2°C per the Paris Agreement requires a dramatic uptick in the rate of progress on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. [...] Some of us have contributed to among the most optimistic assessments of the potential of NCS (1), whereas others have been more pessimistic (2, 3). But one thing on which we agree, and which technical literature generally acknowledges, is that the benefits of NCS do not decrease the imperative for mitigation from the energy and industrial sectors (2, 4, 5)."

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04.03.2019

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Solarify: Using bioenergy sustainably (German)

German article on CE

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