Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development


President Macron and President Xi lead strengthened climate action through cooling efficiency and HFC phase out

March 25, 2019

At their bilateral meeting during President Xi’s visit to France in March 2019, both leaders agreed to work together to promote ratification and implementation of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol and to promote the improvement of energy efficiency standards in the cooling sector. read more


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

March 18, 2019

Cutting HFCs is a key pathway for the deep decarbonization needed to keep the planet relatively safe. IGSD’s chapter on Fluorinated Gasses is part of ELI’s Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the U.S., now available for purchase. read more


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


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