Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development


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


Les réductions d’émissions de carbones au terme de l’Accord de Paris ne permettent pas d’atteindre l’objectif nécessaire pour sauver le climat

April 27, 2016

L’Accord de Paris sur le climat signé vendredi 22 avril est important, mais pas suffisant. En terme de protection climatique, il faut agir vite. Une réduction immédiate de quatre super polluants pourrait aider à faire la différence entre un climat raisonnablement sécurisé et un climat qui aurait des coûts humains et financiers ahurissants. Les scientifiques […] read more


USA Today: Paris deal’s carbon cuts miss critical warming target

April 22, 2016

The Paris climate agreement that nearly 200 nations signed on Friday is important, but it’s not enough. Speed matters in climate protection. Immediate action to cut four “super pollutants” could make the difference between a reasonably safe climate and one that carries staggering human and financial costs. read more


OEWG37 Side Event: Amendment Design Options and Examining Patents for HFC Alternatives in India

April 7, 2016

The side event “Amendment Design Options For Resolving HFC Amendment Concerns & Examining Patents for HFC Alternatives in India” was held on 7 April by IGSD, NRDC and CEEW during the Montreal Protocol Open-ended Working Group (OEWG37). read more


OEWG37 Side Event: The Newest Business Case for an HFC Phasedown

April 4, 2016

“The Newest Business Case for an HFC Phasedown,” held by IGSD and NRDC on 4 April 2016 at OEWG37, outlined the emerging consensus on cost-effective, immediately available, technical alternatives to high-GWP HFCs. The presentation demonstrated the findings of government justification for national regulations, industry support for national and international phasedown of HFCs, US EPA SNAP listing of allowed […] read more


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