What's up this week? Up to $340 million in new funding to support Indigenous-led conservation projects and more.

  • The Canadian government will provide up to $340 million in new funding to support Indigenous-led conservation projects over the next five years. The investment is part of the nation’s $2.3 billion commitment to nature conservation.
  • Since June, Harvard University has stopped using any of its nearly $42 billion worth of academic endowment to invest in fossil fuels. Activists, both on and off-campus, have been pushing for this move for years.
  • On the brink of extinction in 2011, four tuna species have bounced back, thanks to fishing quotas and a crackdown on illegal fishing. This positive news illustrates the efficiency of sustainable fishery approaches.
  • Last month, Beijing recorded its best monthly air quality levels since records began in 2013, following the ‘air-pocalypse’ event when levels of PM2.5 reached 900 micrograms per cubic metre.
  • France will offer free birth control to all women up to age 25 starting next year. The measure will also include free medical visits about contraception.

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