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.

  • 23 hours ago

    Prestigious Sustainable Development Prize Awarded to Pioneering Climate Scientists Ramanathan and Hansen

    Today the Tang Prize for Sustainable Development 2018 was awarded to Professor V. Ramanathan and Dr. James Hansen recognizing their pioneering work on climate change and its impact on the sustainability of the earth.
  • 15 May

    Dangerous Warming Ahead from Air Conditioning

    Global energy demand for ACs is projected to triple by 2050, and when met with the current fossil fuel-heavy electricity generation will nearly double greenhouse gas emissions from this sector, further increasing the world’s need for cooling in a dangerous feedback loop.
  • 2 May

    World Health Organization Warns 90% of People at Risk from Air Pollution

    In 2016, polluted air resulted in 7 million deaths globally—4.2 million from ambient air pollution and 3.8 million from the burning of solid fuels for heating and cooking—with low- and middle-income countries bearing the brunt of the burden.
  • 19 Apr

    Morocco Takes Lead Tackling Inefficient ACs

    The Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency and the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in developing more effective analytical methods to identify the highest efficiency room ACs available using refrigerants friendlier to climate.