Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development


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

November 9, 2018

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.  read more


Watch: Climate Crisis Even More Dire Than New IPCC Report Says

October 12, 2018

Real News Network Interview: IPCC’s new report is groundbreaking, but it misses crucial points on climate tipping points and feedbacks that could make the crisis even more urgent, says IGSD President Durwood Zaelke. read more


Super Pollutant Day at Global Climate Action Summit

September 13, 2018

At Super Pollutant Day IGSD promoted the multiple benefits of mitigating super climate pollutants, including their critical role in keeping warming well below 2ºC, the outer limit set by the Paris Agreement. Watch IGSD president, Durwood Zaelke’s presentation here. read more


Cooling with Less Warming: Improving Air Conditioners in India

July 10, 2018

This factsheet provides an overview of the growing Indian AC market, strategies to advance climate- friendly ACs, and market opportunities under the Montreal Protocol. read more


Fast Mitigation to Save Lives and the Planet in Latin America and the Caribbean

April 18, 2018

The implementation of measures to reduce air pollution and short-lived climate pollutants – which include black carbon, methane, tropospheric ozone, and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – will reduce warming in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) up to 0.9º C by 2050, whilst providing significant other co-benefits. read more


Vatican Pontifical Academy of Sciences to publish Well Under 2C: Ten Solutions for Carbon Neutrality & Climate Stability

March 13, 2018

Well Under 2C: Ten Solutions for Carbon Neutrality and Climate Stability, authored by 33 experts and co-chaired by Prof. V. Ramanathan of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Nobel Laureate Mario Molina, and IGSD President Durwood Zaelke, to be included in book published by the Vatican Pontifical Academy of Sciences. read more


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


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