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Making Our Planet Great Again Requires Fast Action

December 12, 2017

At this week’s One Planet Summit, we must echo an urgent call for fast action and a message of urgent optimism: if we act quickly there is still, barely, enough time to address the climate crisis. Read Op-Ed on Huffington Post, “Making Our Planet Great, Again, Requires Fast Action”. read more

 


UN Environment Honors IGSD and Collaborators for Climate Work

November 23, 2017

IGSD and its collaborators were among those recognized for their extraordinary commitment and contributions to the Montreal Protocol during the 30th anniversary celebration of the treaty in Montreal. read more

 


Watch: #RatifyKigali

November 17, 2017

In the run up to the Montreal Protocol’s 30th anniversary Meeting of the Parties in Montreal next week, Sweden became the 20th Party to deposit its instrument of ratification to the Kigali Amendment, which ensures that the amendment will enter into force 1 January 2019. The amendment will eliminate warming from HFCs —one of the […] read more

 


California Wins 2017 Outstanding Policy Climate and Clean Air Award

November 12, 2017

The State of California won the inaugural Climate and Clean Air Award for Outstanding Policy for its leadershipand bold policies and legislation to reduce short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs), including black carbon, methane, and HFCs. read more

 


UNGA High-Level Event Monday on Montreal Protocol’s 30th Anniversary Canada & Rwanda Urge Rapid Ratification of Kigali Amendment

September 18, 2017

Today at 6:30 p.m. at UN Headquarters in New York, Conference Room 11.the Minister of Natural Resources of the Republic of Rwanda, Dr. Vincent Biruta, and the Minister of Environment and Climate Change of Canada, Catherine McKenna, will host a high-level event on Ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol. read more

 


Watch: TIME Magazine Names Montreal Protocol Atmospheric Scientist Dr. Guus Velders Among Most Influential People of 2017

April 21, 2017

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The Marrakech Global Partnership on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency launched in COP 22

November 18, 2016

The Marrakech Global Partnership on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (MGPREEE), launched at COP22, is a forum to accelerate the transformation of the global energy system. read more

 


Climate and Security Working Group International Issues Statement on Climate Change and Security

November 15, 2016

The Climate and Security Working Group International Issues Statement on Climate Change and Security (CSWG-I), an international group of national security, military and foreign policy experts, issued a statement on Climate Change and Security. read more

 


Under 2 Degrees Celsius: Fast Action Policies to Protect People & the Planet from Extreme Climate Changes

November 14, 2016

Over 30 scientists and policymakers are now calling on the global public to determine the best methods for solving the climate crisis. The High-Level Summary is now open for public review. read more

 


Paris Agreement Enters into Force – Celebration and Reality Check

November 4, 2016

Humanity will look back on November 4, 2016, as the day that countries of the world shut the door on inevitable climate disaster and set off with determination towards a sustainable future. The Paris Climate Change Agreement – the result of the most complex, comprehensive and critical international climate negotiation ever attempted – came into force today. read more

 

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