24.08.2020

# New Publications

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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

# 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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22.08.2020

# Media

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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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04.08.2020

# Projects

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The Hill: Farm and forest carbon incentives can help climate and rural economies

"American forests already absorb the equivalent of about 15 percent of our annual carbon dioxide emissions. Maintaining and enhancing these "carbon sinks" will be critical to both climate protection and to help the economies of hard-hit rural areas, with the potential to create large numbers of new jobs."

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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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27.07.2020

# Projects

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Project: NEGEM - Quantifying and Deploying Responsible Negative Emissions

"A team of scientists together with climate and policy experts from leading international organizations in 11 countries*, grouped under the new Horizon 2020 project NEGEM, will quantify and assess the feasibility and the realistic potential of carbon dioxide removal, as a supplementary strategy to emission mitigation."

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20.07.2020

# New Publications

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Haque, Fatima; et al. (2020): Optimizing Inorganic Carbon Sequestration and Crop Yield With Wollastonite Soil Amendment in a Microplot Study

Haque, Fatima; Santos, Rafael M.; Chiang, Yi Wai (2020): Optimizing Inorganic Carbon Sequestration and Crop Yield With Wollastonite Soil Amendment in a Microplot Study. In Front. Plant Sci. 11. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2020.01012.

"This study focuses on sequestering CO2 in the agricultural soils as inorganic carbon, which can be accomplished by adding alkaline-earth silicates. Wollastonite is used in this study as a soil amendment, to sequester CO2 via the geochemical route of mineral carbonation."

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06.07.2020

# Media

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Science Daily: Arctic plants may not provide predicted carbon sequestration potential

"The new research considered the impact of a shrubbier Arctic on soil carbon stocks and the overall carbon sequestration potential of these ecosystems. Significantly, it found that some tall shrub communities stimulate recycling of carbon in soils, releasing it back into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide -- meaning that more productive shrubs might not always result in greater carbon sequestration."

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01.05.2020

# Political Papers

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Carbon 180: Leading With Soil Report

Carbon 180. 2020: "Leading With Soil: Scaling Soil Carbon Storage in Agriculture."

"For the last three years, Carbon180 has been working with local organizations and agricultural producers across the Rocky Mountain states to harness a climate solution beneath our feet: soil. Agricultural practices that store carbon in the soil can help fight climate change while also improving soil health and increasing producers’ bottom lines. These practices are slowly gaining traction, but need to be scaled more quickly to address climate change. In Leading with Soil: Scaling Soil Carbon Storage we translate lessons from our work into recommendations for new, robust federal policies that can unlock the potential of this powerful climate solution."

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22.04.2020

# New Publications

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Haque, Fatima; et al. 2020: “CO2 Sequestration by Wollastonite-Amended Agricultural Soils – An Ontario Field Study.”

Haque, Fatima, Rafael M. Santos, and Yi Wai Chiang. 2020: “CO2 Sequestration by Wollastonite-Amended Agricultural Soils – An Ontario Field Study.” International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 97 (June 2020): 103017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2020.103017.

"In the present study, wollastonite-amended soils were collected from three commercial-scale fields located in Ontario: a leafy vegetables farm in the town of Paris (Field 1); a potato farm in the settlement of Alliston (Field 2); and a soybean farm in the city of Woodstock (Field 3). Chemical and mineralogical assessments of these soils were conducted to determine their carbonate content and the fate of the wollastonite."

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