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.

  • 16 Sep

    Stephen O. Andersen Earns Future of Life Award for Efforts Protecting Ozone Layer

    The Future of Life Institute today announced that IGSD’s Director of Research Dr. Stephen O. Andersen has been selected for the Future of Life Award, alongside Dr. Susan Solomon and late Joseph Farman, for their dedicated efforts to protect the stratospheric ozone layer. Their efforts are recognized for helping make the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, signed in 1987, the most successful international treaty in history. 
  • 15 Sep

    Statement on the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

    As the world enters a crucial phase in the battle to combat climate change, International Ozone Day reminds us that the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is not only saving the stratospheric ozone layer and keeping us safe from harmful ultraviolet radiation but is also doing more than any other agreement to slow catastrophic global warming. As we celebrate the achievements of this planet-saving treaty, we also need to realize how much remains to be done.
  • 15 Sep

    China Takes Steps to Address HFC-23 Emissions in Advance of International Ozone Day

    China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment released the Circular on Controlling the Emissions of HFC-23 By-products in advance of World Ozone Day. The Circular was issued as part of China’s efforts to implement the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
  • 3 Sep

    Hurricane Ida becomes the fifth most powerful storm to hit US [interview]

    In the context of flash flooding in New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, devastating fires out West in California, and Hurricane Ida ripping through Louisiana, IGSD President Durwood Zaelke answers the question, aren’t these exactly the kind of scenes that scientists say the world would see more of because of the climate change caused by humans?