26.01.2021

# New Publications

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Di Sacco, Alice; et al. (2021): Ten golden rules for reforestation to optimize carbon sequestration, biodiversity recovery and livelihood benefits

Di Sacco, Alice; Hardwick, Kate A.; Blakesley, David; Brancalion, Pedro H. S.; Breman, Elinor; Cecilio Rebola, Loic et al. (2021): Ten golden rules for reforestation to optimize carbon sequestration, biodiversity recovery and livelihood benefits. In Glob Chang Biol. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.15498.

"Here, we highlight the main environmental risks of large‐scale tree planting and propose 10 golden rules, based on some of the most recent ecological research, to implement forest ecosystem restoration that maximizes rates of both carbon sequestration and biodiversity recovery while improving livelihoods. These are as follows: (1) Protect existing forest first; (2) Work together (involving all stakeholders); (3) Aim to maximize biodiversity recovery to meet multiple goals; (4) Select appropriate areas for restoration; (5) Use natural regeneration wherever possible; (6) Select species to maximize biodiversity; (7) Use resilient plant material (with appropriate genetic variability and provenance); (8) Plan ahead for infrastructure, capacity and seed supply; (9) Learn by doing (using an adaptive management approach); and (10) Make it pay (ensuring the economic sustainability of the project)."

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01.11.2020

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C2G Guest Post: Safeguarding biodiversity in carbon dioxide removal approaches

"Thinking about CDR interventions in terms of threats to biodiversity offers a starting point to highlight positive options, while cautioning against pursuing options that clearly contribute to known drivers of biodiversity loss."

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07.09.2020

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Dooley, Kate; et al. (2020): Carbon‐dioxide Removal and Biodiversity: A Threat Identification Framework

Dooley, Kate; Harrould‐Kolieb, Ellycia; Talberg, Anita (2020): Carbon‐dioxide Removal and Biodiversity: A Threat Identification Framework. In Global Policy. DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12828.

"We present a framework for assessing the impacts (positive or negative) on biodiversity and ecosystems from a spectrum of CDR interventions, so as to prioritize research to those CDR options that present minimal threats to biodiversity. Application of the framework indicates that while many CDR interventions present threats to biodiversity, certain options, such as regenerative CDR, may have positive impacts."

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07.09.2020

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C2G Guest Post: Safeguarding biodiversity in carbon dioxide removal approaches

"Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) is garnering increasing attention as part of ‘deep decarbonisation’ pathways to achieve 2°C and 1.5°C temperature limits. However, CDR can also present risks to biodiversity, particularly those techniques that depend on large-scale manipulation of ecosystems and earth-system processes."

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27.05.2019

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Baskin, J. (2019): Geoengineering, the Anthropocene and the End of Nature

Baskin, J. (2019): Geoengineering, the Anthropocene and the End of Nature. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.

"This book takes a critical look at solar geoengineering as an acceptable means for addressing climate change. Baskin explores the assumptions and imaginaries which animate ‘engineering the climate’ and discusses why this climate solution is so controversial. The book explains geoengineering’s past, its revival in the mid-2000s, and its future prospects including its shadow presence in the Paris climate accord."

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08.10.2018

# New Publications

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Gattuso, J.; et al. (2018): Ocean Solutions to Address Climate Change and Its Effects on Marine Ecosystems

Gattuso, J.; Magnan, A.; Bopp, L.; Cheung, W.; Duarte, C.; Hinkel, J. et al. (2018): Ocean Solutions to Address Climate Change and Its Effects on Marine Ecosystems. In: Front. Mar. Sci. 5, S. 3. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00337.

"A comprehensive and systematic assessment of 13 global- and local-scale, ocean-based measures was performed to help steer the development and implementation of technologies and actions toward a sustainable outcome. We show that (1) all measures have tradeoffs and multiple criteria must be used for a comprehensive assessment of their potential, (2) greatest benefit is derived by combining global and local solutions, some of which could be implemented or scaled-up immediately, (3) some measures are too uncertain to be recommended yet, (4) political consistency must be achieved through effective cross-scale governance mechanisms, (5) scientific effort must focus on effectiveness, co-benefits, disbenefits, and costs of poorly tested as well as new and emerging measures."

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22.08.2018

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C2G2 (2018): Technical Briefing Paper: Knowledge gaps on climate-related geoengineering in relation to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

C2G2 (2018): Technical Briefing Paper: Knowledge gaps on climate-related geoengineering in relation to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative (C2G2). Online verfügbar unter https://www.c2g2.net/wp-content/uploads/20180704-C2G2-CBD-ResGaps.pdf.

"This technical briefing presents an assessment of knowledge gaps on climate-related geoengineering relevant to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) based on a recent workshop with members of the Subsidiary Body on Science, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) and validated by a review of relevant academic literature."

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16.08.2018

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C2G2: What we don’t know about geoengineering and biodiversity

"On Montreal’s hottest day since records began, we met with leading technical experts to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), to present a new Technical Briefing Paper exploring what we do and don’t know about geoengineering and biodiversity."

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06.07.2018

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C2G2: Knowledge gaps on climate-related geoengineering in relation to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

"This technical briefing presents an assessment of knowledge gaps on climate-related geoengineering relevant to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) based on a recent workshop with members of the Subsidiary Body on Science, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) and validated by a review of relevant academic literature."

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20.02.2018

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Environmental Research Web: Solar geoengineering threatens global biodiversity

"Geoengineering programmes that inject aerosols into the atmosphere to cool the planet may harm wildlife. That's according to a team of scientists from the US, whose new study suggests that suddenly starting or stopping geoengineering programmes may prevent species from successfully tracking changes in climate."

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