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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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 

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