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 Canada’s wildfires are part of our new climate reality, experts and officials say By Dharna Noor (The Guardian) Canada is on track to experience its most severe wildfire season on record, and it’s part of a trend experts say will intensify Clean energy investment is extending its lead over fossil fuels, boosted by energy security strengths International Energy Agency Global investment in clean energy is on course to rise to $1.7 trillion in 2023, with solar set to eclipse oil production for the first time Reducing Plastic Pollution in Our Oceans Is Simpler Than You Think By Boyan Slat (New York Times) The world is finally getting serious about plastic pollution. Next week, delegates from U.N. member states will gather in Paris to debate the shape of what some hope will become the plastic-pollution equivalent of the Paris Climate Agreement. Rich countries with high greenhouse gas emissions could pay $170tn in climate reparations By Nina Lakhani (The Guardian) Rich industrialized countries responsible for excessive levels of greenhouse gas emissions could be liable to pay $170tn in climate reparations by 2050 to ensure targets to curtail climate breakdown are met, a new study calculates. Cleveland’s Tree Canopy Is in Trouble By Kathiann M. Kowalski (Inside Climate News) New efforts are afoot to bring more trees back to Forest City to address both climate resilience and environmental justice. 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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