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Montreal Protocol Concludes 30th Anniversary with Robust Financial Replenishment, Progress on Energy Efficiency

November 25, 2017

At the conclusion of the 30th anniversary Meeting of the Parties of the Montreal Protocol the Parties agreed to a robust three-year replenishment to fund the continuing phase out of HCFCs, and to a separate decision to have the TEAP study how best to integrate energy efficiency with the HFC phasedown under the Kigali Amendment. read more


Kigali Amendment Reaches Needed Ratifications in Run Up to Montreal Protocol’s 30th Anniversary Meeting Next Week

November 17, 2017

In the run up to the Montreal Protocol’s 30th anniversary Meeting next week, this afternoon Sweden became the 20th Party to deposit its instrument of ratification to the Kigali Amendment, which ensures that the amendment will enter into force 1 January 2019. read more


CCAC Urges Ratification of Kigali Amendment, Welcomes Complementary Efforts to Increase Energy Efficiency

November 14, 2017

Continuing their leadership on short-lived climate pollutants, the Bonn Communique of the Climate & Clean Air Coalition released today commends the twelve countries that have ratified the Kigali Amendment and encourage all countries to welcome complementary efforts to support increased energy efficiency in cooling appliances. read more


Vatican Pontifical Academy of Sciences Proposes Practical Solutions to Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change

November 9, 2017

Scalable and practical solutions exist to help preserve the quality of life of future generations in the face of accelerating climate impacts, and with perhaps a decade left to put these into place, the time for climate change action is now. read more


UNGA High-Level Event: On Montreal Protocol’s 30th Anniversary Canada & Rwanda Urge Rapid Ratification of Kigali Amendment

September 19, 2017

Ministers and top UN leaders yesterday urged the world’s nations to quickly ratify an international agreement that could prevent up to half a degree of global warming this century. read more


New Reports Detail Essential Climate Policies Needed to Limit Warming Below 2°Celsius

September 14, 2017

Two new studies released today find that global temperature increases can be limited to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, as global leaders have pledged through the Paris Agreement, but only if the world quickly pursues three cooling approaches. read more


Tata Motors and MAHLE partner together to develop a prototype Secondary Loop Mobile Air Conditioning System on a vehicle

July 13, 2017

Tata Motors Limited and MAHLE, one of the world’s 20 largest suppliers to the automotive industry, have signed a joint development agreement for designing and developing a Secondary Loop Mobile Air Conditioning System (SL–MAC), under the aegis of United Nations Environment. MAHLE and Tata Motors, along with the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (IGSD), which is coordinating the project, received funding for developing the SL-MAC system from the CCAC. read more


The Quest for a Better Air Conditioner

July 7, 2017

There’s no single solution for climate change, but there is one that would be more effective than others. What do you think it is? read more


Élysée Palace Announces Opening of IGSD Office in Paris

June 14, 2017

The Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development (IGSD) became the first climate research group to accept French President Emmanuel Macron’s invitation to France to work together on the fight against climate change. read more


Arctic States Commit to Reduce Black Carbon Soot Up to 33 percent

May 12, 2017

Arctic Council Ministers from Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Russia, and the United States set for the first time a collective goal to reduce black carbon emissions in the Arctic Region and stressed “the need for global action to reduce both long-lived greenhouse gases and short-lived climate pollutants” in the Arctic. read more


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