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.

  • 8 Jan

    Pandemic Relief Bill Mandates HFC Phasedown in Compliance with Montreal Protocol’s Kigali Amendment

    In a huge win for the environment and American businesses, the Consolidated Appropriations Act that was signed into law on 27 December 2020 phases down potent greenhouse gases HFCs. Reducing HFC refrigerants could avoid up to 0.5°C of future warming. Climate benefits could double with parallel improvements in energy efficiency of cooling equipment.
  • 9 Dec 20

    K. Madhava Sarma & K. Ramalakshmi Montreal Protocol Science Champion Award

    The award is designed to promote science-based investigations to strengthen the Montreal Protocol. Award recipient will receive a US$5,000 research stipend plus sponsorship of air travel and expenses to attend one of the week-long meetings of the Montreal Protocol where the findings of the sponsored work will be presented in a side event. Nomination Deadline: 15 January 2021.
  • 25 Nov 20

    As Special Envoy for Climate, John Kerry Will Be No Stranger to International Climate Negotiations

    Two weeks before President Trump was elected President in November 2016, then Secretary of State John Kerry held court in a hotel room in Kigali, Rwanda, to help secure one of the most important and little-known international climate agreements in history. By Phil McKenna, Inside Climate News.
  • 24 Nov 20

    Join the Climate Friendly Cooling Campaign

    Are you ready to take action to avoid obsolete HFC refrigerants that damage the earth’s climate and are being phased down globally? Join other climate leaders!
    The Sustainable Leadership Purchasing Council and IGSD are pleased to announce the launch of the Climate Friendly Cooling Campaign.