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 Dec

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

    HFCs are the fastest growing greenhouse gases in the U.S, and can be cut through a variety of laws and regulations at federal, state, and local level, as explained in a new chapter on Fluorinated Gasses by Nathan Borgford- Parnell, Dr. Stephen O. Andersen, and Durwood Zaelke.
  • 5 Dec

    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.
  • 10 Nov

    Montreal Protocol Aims High in Quito to Avoid 1º C of Future Warming

    At the conclusion of the annual meeting of the Montreal Protocol, the Parties took their strongest action yet to increase energy efficiency of cooling equipment in parallel with the mandated phase down of HFC refrigerants under the Kigali Amendment
  • 9 Nov

    The Kigali Amendment’s and China’s Critical Roles in Evolving the Montreal Protocol

    A new article in the fall 2018 issue of Natural Resources & Environment (American Bar Association), by IGSD attorneys Xiaopu Sun and Richard Ferris, examines the Kigali Amendment’s and China’s critical roles in evolving the Montreal Protocol into a full-fledged climate treaty.