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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


New strategy needed to cut the rate of global warming in half by 2042 say top scientists

May 4, 2017

Writing in today’s issue of Science, the scientists – members of the Scientific Advisory Panel of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition – say that achieving the ambitious goal of slowing warming by 0.5 degree Celsius over the next quarter of a century is “plausible” and would have “many potential benefits” in tackling poverty, improving health and avoiding damage to crops besides reducing climate change. read more


TIME Magazine Names Montreal Protocol Atmospheric Scientist Dr. Guus Velders Among Most Influential People of 2017

April 20, 2017

TIME Magazine has named Dutch scientist Dr. Guus Velders one of the 100 most influential people for 2017 for research that helped smooth the way to amend the 1987 Montreal Protocol to strengthen its role fighting global warming by eliminating warming from hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). read more


Momentum Stalls in Marrakech, Despite Plea for Urgent and Ambitious Action

November 19, 2016

We lost a step in Marrakech that we couldn’t afford,” said Durwood Zaelke, President of the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development. read more


US Announces Pro-Economic Growth Strategy for Mid-Century Decarbonization

November 16, 2016

The US Mid-Century Strategy for Deep Decarbonisation report released today lays out a “strategy to deeply decarbonize” the economy, by reducing the nation’s emissions of greenhouse gases by 80 percent by 2050, while boosting growth and jobs. read more


Nations Agree to Kigali Amendment: Largest Near-Term Temperature Reduction from Single Agreement

October 14, 2016

Warming caused by one of the six main greenhouse gases will be taken out of the climate system through the Kigali Amendment agreed in the early morning hours today in Rwanda. The amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase out HFCs is the largest temperature reduction ever achieved by a single agreement. read more


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