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

Seismic shifts are underway to find finance for loss and damage. The new UN fund can channel taxes and other innovative ways of raising money to pay for climate loss and damage – we just have to decide to apply them. (read the full story here)

Hopes fade for production curbs in new global pact on plastic pollution. With no further talks scheduled on limiting plastic production before final negotiations in November, the treaty may focus instead on recycling. (read the full story here)

Indigenous lands feel cruel bite of green energy transition. Mining companies have been offered a path to sustainability but few are taking it – Indigenous people need to be at the table demanding change. (read the full story here)

Academics and Lawmakers Slam an Industry-Funded Report by a Former Energy Secretary Promoting Natural Gas and LNG. The report, led by former U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, came as an investigation by Democrats in Congress exposed efforts by the oil and gas industry to downplay the climate impact of natural gas. (read the full story here)

Appeals Court Ordered the Dismissal of a Landmark Youth Climate Court Case. Acting on a request from the Biden administration, a federal appeals court panel ordered the dismissal of a youth climate court case, leaving its future murky. (read the full story here)

Exxon’s Own Research Confirmed Fossil Fuels’ Role in Global Warming Decades Ago. Top executives were warned of possible catastrophe from greenhouse effect, then led efforts to block solutions. (read the full story here)

Florida in 50 Years: Study Says Land Conservation Can Buffer Destructive Force of Climate Change. A new report by scientists at four major Florida universities projects that a new wildlife corridor, if completed, will allow wildlife to survive in the coming decades and make climate change less destructive to humans. (read the full story here)

5 takeaways from the global negotiations on a treaty to end plastic pollution. (read the full story here)