A (non-comprehensive) list of interesting and relevant climate change, climate policy, and environmental justice stories.

Nowhere for the water to go: Dubai flooding shows the world is failing a big climate change drainage test. Flooding in the United Arab Emirates’ city of Dubai last week illustrates a simple climate change problem the modern world has not fixed: lack of drainage. (read the full story here)

Sunak has ‘set Britain back’ on net zero, says UK’s climate adviser. Chris Stark, head of the Climate Change Committee, says Tories’ decision to dilute key green policies has had huge diplomatic impact. (read the full story here)

Unilever to scale back environmental and social pledges. Environmental groups say bosses should ‘hang their heads in shame’ as firm bows to pressure from shareholders to cut costs. (read the full story here)

Biden administration moves to restrict oil and gas leases on 13m acres in Alaska. Environmentalists celebrate new rules but Alaska politicians call it an ‘illegal’ attack on state’s livelihood and predict lawsuits. (read the full story here)

Global billionaires tax to fight climate change, hunger rises up political agenda. Brazil and France want the G20 to get behind a global minimum tax on billionaires’ wealth, also backed by IMF chief, but Germany rejects the idea. (read the full story here)

As donors dither, Indigenous funds seek to decolonise green finance. Tired of waiting for donor dollars for climate and nature protection to trickle down, Indigenous rights groups are creating new funds to do things differently. (read the full story here)

Oil Drilling Has Endured in the Everglades for Decades. Now, the Miccosukee Tribe Has a Plan to Stop It. Their proposal comes amid continued interest in expanding oil production within the Big Cypress National Preserve, an Everglades wilderness they consider sacred. (read the full story here)