22.10.2020

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Forbes: The Amazing Secret To Cutting 25% Of Carbon Could Be Under Your Feet

"One such company, Soil Carbon Co., based in Australia’s New South Wales, claims that by tailoring communities of microbes that live within farm soil, humans can potentially turn back the clock on human emissions while producing better crops."

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16.10.2020

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The Millbrook Independent: The Futility of Soil Carbon Sequestration

"For a long time, farmers have realized that soil organic matter improves the quality of soils, by improving water-hold capacity, friability, and nutrient content. But, however we do it—fertilization, irrigation, manuring, reduced tillage, and planting cover crops—increasing soil organic matter doesn’t look like such a good idea to mitigate climate change. The chemistry of humus substances includes a substantial amount of nitrogen and phosphorus that will limit our efforts."

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15.10.2020

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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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27.09.2020

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World Resources Institute: INSIDER: Further Explanation on the Potential Contribution of Soil Carbon Sequestration on Working Agricultural Lands to Climate Change Mitigation

"Implemented in the right way, preserving the huge, existing reservoirs of vegetative and soil carbon in the world’s remaining forests and woody savannas by boosting productivity on existing agricultural land (a land sparing strategy) is the largest, potential climate mitigation prize of regenerative and other agricultural practices."

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15.09.2020

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Podcast: Clean Technica: Machine Learning + CleanTech + Climate Risks, Part II — CleanTech Talk Podcast

"Mike then moved the conversation toward geoengineering, which Paul believes needs more attention. Mike sees a fundamental problem in pretending like the world could geoengineer its way out of climate change without causing other problems, whereas Paul thinks there is a balance to be found."

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08.09.2020

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The Narwhal: Meet the Canadian farmers fighting climate change

"Conservation and agriculture have often been at odds. But as Ottawa develops the first federal carbon offset standard, farming techniques that reduce greenhouse gas emissions are having a moment."

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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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Taillardat, Pierre; et al. (2020): Climate change mitigation potential of wetlands and the cost-effectiveness of their restoration

Taillardat, Pierre; Thompson, Benjamin S.; Garneau, Michelle; Trottier, Karelle; Friess, Daniel A. (2020): Climate change mitigation potential of wetlands and the cost-effectiveness of their restoration. In Interface Focus. 10 (5), p. 20190129. DOI: 10.1098/rsfs.2019.0129.

"Here, we conducted a meta-analysis on wetland carbon dynamics to (i) determine their impact on climate using different metrics and time horizons, (ii) investigate the cost-effectiveness of wetland restoration for climate change mitigation, and (iii) discuss their suitability for inclusion in climate policy as negative emission technologies."

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24.08.2020

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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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22.08.2020

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Independent: We mapped the world’s carbon-storing frozen peatlands and made a disturbing discovery

"These new findings further reinforce how urgent it is to rapidly reduce our emissions, as the only way to stop permafrost thaw is to limit global warming. There are no geoengineering solutions that can be deployed in these vast and remote areas."

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