Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

IGSD works to promote just and sustainable societies and to protect the environment by advancing the understanding, development, and implementation of effective, and accountable systems of governance for sustainable development.

  • 25 Sep

    IPCC Warns of Tipping Points from Loss of Arctic Snow and Ice

    The IPPC's Special Report on Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, notes the cryosphere is already experiencing a number of globally consequential tipping elements and climate feedback loops that could permanently alter regional and global climate. In the next few decades, these will include mass loss from glaciers, permafrost thaw, and decline in Arctic snow cover and sea ice.
  • 20 Sep

    FACT SHEET: HFCs & Efficient Cooling

    Phasing down HFCs has the potential to avoid up to 0.5°C of warming by the end of the century. Simultaneous improvements in energy efficiency in refrigeration and AC equipment during the transition to low-GWP alternative refrigerants can potentially double the climate benefits of the HFC phasedown of the Kigali Amendment.
  • 20 Sep

    FACT SHEET: Role of Super Pollutants in the Context of the Climate Emergency

    Taking fast, ambitious action to reduce SLCPs- methane, tropospheric ozone, black carbon, and HFCs— can cut the rate of global warming in half and Arctic warming by up to two-thirds and deliver multiple benefits for sustainable development and human well-being.
  • 8 Aug

    “Land is under growing human pressure; Land is part of the solution; but land can’t do it all.”

    Released today, the IPCC’s Summary for Policymakers of its second Special Report Climate Change and Land (SRCCL)explores the complex connections between climate change and land. The Report confirms the significant role land use has on greenhouse gas emissions and, conversely, climate change’s impact on the world’s land use.