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.

  • 14 Jan

    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 Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the U.S., forthcoming from ELI, March 2019.
  • 9 Jan

    Dumping of Obsolete Air Conditioners Undermines Development and Climate Goals

    Inefficient ACs dumped into other countries overload energy resources, undermining national and local efforts to manage energy, environment, health, and climate goals, according to new analysis published in the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum.
  • 3 Jan

    Global Agreement to Phase Down HFCs Enters into Force

    On 1 January 2019 the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol entered into force, mandating the phase down of super climate pollutants HFCs. The amendment has been ratified by 65 parties.
  • 5 Dec 18

    Global warming will happen faster than we think

    From developments in renewable energy, to the growing capacity of energy-storage systems and the adoption of electric vehicles, global action taken to combat rising temperatures has undoubtedly come a long way. But as climate impacts mount, little time remains to ramp up the necessary ambition to limit temperatures to 1.5°C.