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.

  • 19 May

    Ten Solutions for Carbon Neutrality and Climate Stability

    On the heels of the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical Laudato Si, a new book born from a series of works that lead to the encyclical proposes best available climate solutions from around the world.
  • 27 Apr

    Staying Cool, While Saving the World (and Money)- Winners of 2020 SAE Environmental Excellence in Transportation Award

    Engineers and other experts from three continents, who designed new car air conditioning which saves both the climate and money, have been awarded the prestigious SAE International 2020 Environmental Excellence in Transportation (E2T) Award.
  • 9 Apr

    Stephen O. Andersen Earns Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award for Environmental Policy

    The California Air Resources Board (CARB) today announced that IGSD’s Dr. Stephen O. Andersen has been selected for the 2019 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards for leadership in environmental policy. He is best known as one of the leading figures in crafting and managing the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer but also found success in wilderness river protection, marine mammal conservation and energy efficiency.
  • 3 Apr

    Best path to net zero: Cut short-lived super-pollutants

    By M. Molina, V. Ramanathan, D. Zaelke. The climate battle could be lost long before 2050; it might even be lost by 2035. Consequently, it is time for fast climate mitigation, especially in the form of reductions of the short-lived so-called “super-pollutants”.
    This article first appeared in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.