Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development


World Bank Group President: This Is the Year of Climate Action

January 23, 2014

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, President Jim Yong Kim called for a price on carbon, requiring companies to disclose their climate risk exposure, and greater investment in green bonds in the fight against climate change. The forum starts off a busy year for climate action as leaders in government, business, and finance aim for an international climate agreement in 2015. “Now is the time to act for future generations before it is too late,” Kim said. read more


Climate change leads agenda at Davos economic talks

January 21, 2014

When corporate leaders and politicians gather today for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, climate change will dominate their agenda in an unprecedented way. read more


The Montreal Protocol, a Little Treaty That Could

December 9, 2013

Here is a remarkable fact about global warming: It might be twice as bad right now were it not for a treaty negotiated by a conservative American president, for an entirely different purpose, based on motives no one has ever quite understood. read more


Dems to EPA: Act Now on Potent Greenhouse Gas

December 4, 2013

A group of House and Senate Democrats is pressing EPA for quick action to curb use of potent greenhouse gases used in air conditioners, refrigerators, and other equipment. read more


India protests U.S.-led push to curb HFCs with Montreal Protocol

November 21, 2013

The Indian environment minister today threw cold water on U.S. efforts to curb heat-trapping gases used in air conditioners and refrigerators. Speaking to ministers and diplomats gathered here for United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change talks, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said… read more


Countries Inch Forward on Proposal to Limit HFCs

November 1, 2013

The road to a phaseout in the production and use of a rapidly growing and extremely powerful global warming pollutant proved bumpier than expected when diplomats gathered in Bangkok last week for the latest round of ozone treaty talks. read more


Climat : les HFC dans le collimateur du protocole de Montréal

October 27, 2013

Lors de la 25ème réunion des Parties au Protocole de Montréal, qui s’est tenue à Bangkok du 21 au 25 octobre, des progrès ont été enregistrés afin de mettre un terme à la diffusion des HFC, dont le pouvoir de réchauffement global est jusqu’à 14.000 fois plus actif que le CO2. read more


U.N. global warming report puts humans on the hot seat

September 27, 2013

Global warming is “unequivocal” and it is “extremely likely” that humans are the primary contributors to this warming, according to a report released Friday morning in Stockholm by the U.N.-created Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world’s top climate research group. read more


Experts Eye IPCC Reform as Report Nears Release

September 25, 2013

On Friday, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release a major portion of its latest tome updating the science of global climate change. The report, the group’s fifth since it was created in 1988, is expected to contain few surprises. And it’s that lack of surprises and new findings that may mark the end of business as usual… read more


U.S., China agree to work on phasing out hydrofluorocarbons

September 6, 2013

The United States and China announced Friday they would seek to eliminate some of the world’s most potent greenhouse gases through the 1987 Montreal Protocol, the landmark treaty that successfully phased out ozone-depleting substances decades ago. read more


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