06.09.2020

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Medium: Rooting the future in engineered climate-smart crops

"For millennia, plants have been sucking carbon out of the air through photosynthesis. Now, plant scientists see opportunities to harness their full carbon removal potential by developing new, enhanced crops."

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24.08.2020

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Gosnell, Hannah; et al. (2020): Climate change mitigation as a co-benefit of regenerative ranching: insights from Australia and the United States

Gosnell, Hannah; Charnley, Susan; Stanley, Paige (2020): Climate change mitigation as a co-benefit of regenerative ranching: insights from Australia and the United States. In Interface Focus. 10 (5), p. 20200027. DOI: 10.1098/rsfs.2020.0027.

"In this paper, we explore principles and practices associated with the larger enterprise of ‘regenerative ranching’ (RR), which includes managed grazing but infuses the practice with holistic decision-making. We argue that this broader approach is appealing due to a suite of ecological, economic and social benefits, making climate change mitigation an afterthought, or ‘co-benefit’."

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24.08.2020

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Yang, Yi; et al. (2020): Restoring Abandoned Farmland to Mitigate Climate Change on a Full Earth

Yang, Yi; Hobbie, Sarah E.; Hernandez, Rebecca R.; Fargione, Joseph; Grodsky, Steven M.; Tilman, David et al. (2020): Restoring Abandoned Farmland to Mitigate Climate Change on a Full Earth. In One Earth 3 (2), pp. 176–186. DOI: 10.1016/j.oneear.2020.07.019.

"In this perspective, we present an overview of how carbon capture and storage on abandoned farmland can be accelerated and maximized via managing plant diversity as both a means and an end of restoration, creating and applying biochar to soil, and co-developing with renewable energy as techno-ecological synergies."

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17.08.2020

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Godde, Cécile M.; et al. (2020): Soil carbon sequestration in grazing systems: managing expectations

Godde, Cécile M.; Boer, Imke J. M. de; Ermgassen, Erasmus zu; Herrero, Mario; van Middelaar, Corina E.; Muller, Adrian et al. (2020): Soil carbon sequestration in grazing systems: managing expectations. In Climatic Change 161 (3), pp. 385–391. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-020-02673-x.

"Grazing systems emit greenhouse gases, which can, under specific agro-ecological conditions, be partly or entirely offset by soil carbon sequestration. However, any sequestration is time-limited, reversible, and at a global level outweighed by emissions from grazing systems."

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05.08.2020

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Reay, Dave S. (2020): Land Use and Agriculture: Pitfalls and Precautions on the Road to Net Zero

Reay, Dave S. (2020): Land Use and Agriculture: Pitfalls and Precautions on the Road to Net Zero. In Front. Clim. 2. DOI: 10.3389/fclim.2020.00004.

"Here we examine some of the major risks, applicable safeguards, and potential pathways for agriculture and land use in realizing net zero."

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14.05.2020

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World Resources Institute: Regenerative Agriculture: Good for Soil Health, but Limited Potential to Mitigate Climate Change

"Our view is that the practices grouped as regenerative agriculture can improve soil health and yield some valuable environmental benefits, but are unlikely to achieve large-scale emissions reductions."

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26.01.2020

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Committee on Climate Change: Major shift in UK land use needed to deliver Net Zero emissions

"The UK has committed to becoming a Net Zero economy by 2050. Meeting that goal requires a transformation in land use across the UK. Government must confront the rapid changes that are now needed, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says in its first ever in-depth advice on UK agricultural policies."

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23.10.2019

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Smith, Laurence G.; et al. (2019): The greenhouse gas impacts of converting food production in England and Wales to organic methods

Smith, Laurence G.; Kirk, Guy J. D.; Jones, Philip J.; Williams, Adrian G. (2019): The greenhouse gas impacts of converting food production in England and Wales to organic methods. In Nat Commun 10 (1), pp. 1–10. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-12622-7.

"Here we assess the consequences for net GHG emissions of a 100% shift to organic food production in England and Wales using life-cycle assessment. We predict major shortfalls in production of most agricultural products against a conventional baseline."

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