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Webinar: Environmentally Harmful Dumping of Inefficient and Obsolete Air Conditioners in Africa

June 11, 2020

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China Releases Public Comment Version of Amendment to the National Regulation on Administration of Ozone-Depleting Substances

May 21, 2020

On May 21, 2020, China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) released a draft regulatory amendment entitled the Regulation on the Administration of Ozone Depleting Substances and Hydrofluorocarbons. Written public comments on the amendment will be received until June 22, 2020, China time. read more

 


Ten Solutions for Carbon Neutrality and Climate Stability

May 19, 2020

On the heels of the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical Laudato Si, a new book born from a series of works that lead to the encyclical proposes best available climate solutions from around the world. read more

 


Staying Cool, While Saving the World (and Money)- Winners of 2020 SAE Environmental Excellence in Transportation Award

April 27, 2020

Engineers and other experts from three continents, who designed new car air conditioning which saves both the climate and money, have been awarded the prestigious SAE International 2020 Environmental Excellence in Transportation (E2T) Award. read more

 


Stephen O. Andersen Earns Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award for Environmental Policy

April 9, 2020

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) today announced that IGSD’s Dr. Stephen O. Andersen has been selected for the 2019 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards for leadership in environmental policy. He is best known as one of the leading figures in crafting and managing the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer but also found success in wilderness river protection, marine mammal conservation and energy efficiency. read more

 


Best path to net zero: Cut short-lived super-pollutants

April 3, 2020

By M. Molina, V. Ramanathan, D. Zaelke. The climate battle could be lost long before 2050; it might even be lost by 2035. Consequently, it is time for fast climate mitigation, especially in the form of reductions of the short-lived so-called “super-pollutants”. This article first appeared in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. read more

 


Our Future Depends on the Arctic

December 14, 2019

The consequences of losing the Arctic, which plays a critical stabilizing role in the global climate, are catastrophic. The world needs an all-out effort to keep the Arctic safe. Save it from the ravages of warming and we can save the planet. New York Times Op-Ed by Durwood Zaelke and Paul Bledsoe read more

 


African Ministers of the Environment Call for Fast Climate Action on Super Pollutants

November 15, 2019

African ministers of the environment at the 17th session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment called for fast action on short lived climate pollutants, methane, tropospheric ozone, black carbon and HFCs for climate action, also urging for rapid ratification of the Montreal Protocol’s Kigali Amendment. read more

 


FACT SHEET: HFCs & Efficient Cooling

October 29, 2019

Phasing down HFCs has the potential to avoid up to 0.5°C of warming by the end of the century. Simultaneous improvements in energy efficiency in refrigeration and AC equipment during the transition to low-GWP alternative refrigerants can potentially double the climate benefits of the HFC phasedown of the Kigali Amendment. read more

 


FACT SHEET: Role of Super Pollutants in the Context of the Climate Emergency

September 20, 2019

Taking fast, ambitious action to reduce SLCPs- methane, tropospheric ozone, black carbon, and HFCs— can cut the rate of global warming in half and Arctic warming by up to two-thirds and deliver multiple benefits for sustainable development and human well-being. read more

 

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