Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development


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


Líderes do G7 se comprometem a reduzir os super poluentes e cortar o aquecimento de curto prazo

May 31, 2016

Além de se comprometerem a liderarem os esforços para fazer o Acordo de Paris entrar vigor em 2016, a declaração de 27 de maio dos líderes do G7 promete pela primeira vez a cortar o aquecimento de curto prazo por meio da eliminação progressiva de super poluentes de vida curta como carbono negro, metano, e HFCs. read more


Carbon Brief: How to better align climate goals with sustainable development

May 12, 2016

The use of CO2 equivalent is a significant barrier to reaching the goal of the Paris Agreement of keeping warming “well below 2C”. read more


Reducciones de dióxido de carbono conforme el Acuerdo de Paris no son suficientes para alcanzar los objetivos críticos de límite de temperatura global

April 27, 2016

Reducciones rápidas de los ‘ grandes contaminantes’, el metano y el hollín, son necesarios para prevenir consecuencias calamitosas a corto plazo. El Acuerdo del Clima de Paris, que representantes de 175 países firmaron el viernes, es importante pero no es suficiente. La velocidad es primordial en la protección ambiental. Reducciones inmediatas de los cuatro contaminantes […] read more


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