Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development


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


WATCH: Climate Deal Is Praised as a ‘Great Success’

October 15, 2016

http://www.igsd.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/43376_1_15climate_wg_1080p.mp4 read more


Implementing Energy Efficiency at Scale: The HFC Montreal Protocol amendment this year

September 22, 2016

The hosts of the two most important climate meetings this year, Moroccan Environment Minister and COP22 Climate Champion Hakima El Haite and Environment Minister of Rwanda Vincent Biruta, will co-host a press conference on the opportunity to implement energy efficiency read more


Watch: Reducing HFCs with the world’s most successful environmental treaty

September 21, 2016

Watch: Reducing HFCs with the world’s most successful environmental treaty read more


The Climate’s Low-Hanging Fruit

September 9, 2016

Next month, signatories to the 1989 Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer will convene in Kigali, Rwanda, to consider an amendment to the treaty that would gradually reduce, and eventually eliminate, the use of HFCs read more


CCAC High Level Assembly: Reducing HFCs via Montreal Protocol is the most significant climate action the world can take this year

July 21, 2016

The CCAC HLA in Vienna releases communique calling for an ambitious amendment to phase-down HFCs under the Montreal Protocol. read more


OEWG38 Side Event: Case Study of Energy Efficiency and Price of Room ACs in Brazil

July 21, 2016

This OEWG38 event highlighted the importance of requiring the room air conditioners sold in developing countries to achieve the same high efficiency demanded in developed countries read more


OEWG38 Side Event: New technology to reduce the cost of phasing down HFC-134a from motor vehicle air conditioning

July 18, 2016

TATA Motors Limited, Mahle, and IGSD demonstrated the Secondary-Loop Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning SL-MAC systems that can reduce the use and emission of any refrigerant by at least 50% read more


How President Obama Became the World’s Leading Climate Champion

June 9, 2016

Three years ago this month, President Obama began to redouble his already substantial efforts to address climate change. Since then he’s emerged as perhaps the most consequential climate leader in the world. His actions hold critical lessons for other leaders around the world, not least his successor in the Oval Office. read more


The Washington Post: The world is about to install 700 million air conditioners. Here’s what that means for the climate

May 31, 2016

As countries boom in wealth and population, and extend electricity to more people even as the climate warms, the projections are clear: They are going to install mind-boggling amounts of air conditioning, not just for comfort but as a health necessity. read more


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