IGSD

Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Press Releases



Secretary Clinton and Allies Open Second Front In Fight Against Global Warming

February 16, 2012

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, and environmental ministers from five other countries announced today the formal launch of a new initiative on Climate and Clean Air to Reduce Short-lived Climate Pollutants. read more

 


Fast action climate mitigation measures can prevent 0.5°C of global warming and help avoid the 2°C danger limit

January 12, 2012

A new study in Science to be published 13 January identifies 14 fast action measures to reduce air pollutants that can deliver major benefits for climate, public health, and agriculture. read more

 


EPA approves alternatives for super-greenhouse HFC refrigerants

December 16, 2011

The U.S. EPA took a major step this week towards reducing the fastest growing greenhouses gas in the United States by approving three low global warming potential (GWP) hydrocarbon alternatives to hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants. read more

 


UNEP tells Durban negotiators fast action on black carbon and other air pollutants can cut rate of global warming in half

December 9, 2011

The rate of global warming can be cut almost in half over the next 30 to 60 years with a package of 16 fast-action mitigation measures that reduce two local air pollutants… read more

 


Island Effort to Slow Sea Level Rise Blocked at Bali Montreal Protocol Meeting

November 25, 2011

At the 23rd annual meeting of the Montreal Protocol ozone treaty in Bali, Indonesia 21-25 November, a strong and vocal majority of 108 Parties supported a plea by island nations to phase down super greenhouse gases… read more

 


Fast cuts to non-CO2 climate pollutants can cut rate of warming in half

November 25, 2011

A new UNEP report details how fast action to reduce non-CO2 short-lived climate forcers (SLCFs), including black carbon, methane and tropospheric ozone, can cut the rate of global warming in half and the Arctic by two-thirds over the next 30-60 years. read more

 


Weather disasters increasing from climate change, says UN

November 18, 2011

A definitive UN science report released today confirms the link between climate change and extreme weather events, including punishing heat waves, droughts, and torrential rains and resulting floods. read more

 


Central America launches two national pilot projects to speed safe destruction of ozone-depleting substances and persistent organic pollutants

October 21, 2011

Destroying large banks of ozone-depleting substances (ODS), harmful to the earth’s atmosphere, together with persistent organic pollutants (POPs), damaging to human health and the environment, are the twin aims of a unique regional partnership launched today in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. This initiative is supported financially by Norway and Switzerland. read more

 


European Parliament urges fast cuts in black carbon and ground-level ozone to reduce threats from dangerous glacial dams in Himalayas

October 10, 2011

Fast cuts in black carbon are needed to reduce threats from hundreds of dangerous glacial dams in the Himalayan Hindu Kush and the devastating flash floods caused when these dams burst, according to the European Parliament. read more

 


UN Secretary General urges countries to leapfrog HFCs to protect climate

September 16, 2011

Countries and companies should leapfrog HFCs to protect the climate, according to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a statement issued today on International Ozone Day. HFCs are super greenhouse gases 2,000 times more potent than carbon dioxide at warming the climate. read more

 

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