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.

  • 13 May

    Poles Threaten “Climate Chaos” from Continued Warming

    To help reduce the worst of climate impacts, it is fundamental to understand Earth’s Polar Regions. IGSD’s Primer on Polar Warming examines the current state of the climate in the Poles, projections of change for the future, and highlights fast mitigation strategies to reduce warming, especially through cuts to SLCPs.
  • 25 Mar

    Catastrophic Arctic Warming Predicted Even with Current Paris Pledges

    Update & Correction: Following further consultation with global and Arctic climate experts, the UN has issued a revised version of Global Linkages–A graphic look at the changing Arctic. The revised report explains winter temperatures over the Arctic Ocean would increase 3 to 5°C by mid-century.
  • 18 Mar

    Cutting HFCs in U.S.: Key Pathway to Deep Decarbonization

    Cutting HFCs is a key pathway for the deep decarbonization needed to keep the planet relatively safe. IGSD’s chapter on Fluorinated Gasses is part of ELI's Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the U.S., now available for purchase.
  • 8 Mar

    Mobile Air Conditioning, Lowest Cost Alternative Refrigerant Identified

    Implemented in a new design called Secondary Loop Mobile Air Conditioning (SL-MAC), the lowest cost alternative refrigerant to HFC-134a has been identified as R-152a. This improved refrigerant is more energy efficient and requires less routine maintenance.