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Climate Change News Digest for 10/4/22

Updated: Oct 12, 2022

This digest provides a selection of recent news articles relating to climate change and other environmental issues. Click on the title to read the full article from its original source.

‘Top 1%’ of emitters caused almost a quarter of global emissions since 1990

By Ayesha Tandon (Carbon Brief)

Just 1% of the world’s population was responsible for almost a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions over 1990-2019, new research finds. The study, published in Nature Sustainability, highlights the inequality in peoples’ greenhouse gas footprints – a cornerstone of the climate justice movement.

Championing Its Heritage, Canada Inches Toward Its Goal of Planting 2 Billion Trees

By David Shribman (Inside Climate News)

Two years into a reforestation campaign, the country has yet to meet 1 percent of its objective, sowing worry about the level of financial commitment from the government. And some fret that planting trees may not be an optimal strategy for countering climate change or fulfilling other environmental goals.

Urban greening can reduce impact of global heating in cities, finds study

By Waseem Mohamed (The Guardian)

Urban greening initiatives such as planting street trees, rainwater gardens and de-paving can help mitigate the impacts of urban heating due to the climate crisis and urban expansion, according to a study that has found cities have been warming by 0.5C a decade on average.

Food versus energy: Can agrivoltaic farming solve both crises?

By Oliver Gordon (Energy Monitor)

In a world of diminishing resources and rising demands, land increasingly comes at a premium for energy and food production. Could the answer be as simple as combining both?

Billions in USDA Conservation Funding Went to Farmers for Programs that Were Not ‘Climate-Smart,’ a New Study Finds

By Georgina Gustin (Inside Climate News)

The Environmental Working Group urges retrofitting two conservation programs to help counter climate change, with nearly $12 billion in new funding coming from the Inflation Reduction Act.

About the Digest: Articles included here are selected from several organizations which consolidate climate change related news from many sources around the world. These organizations include Carbon Brief and Inside Climate News. Accessing the full articles from the links provided here may sometimes not be possible due to access restrictions of the originating publications.

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