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Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

  • September 21, 2022

    US Senate Votes to Ratify Kigali Amendment to Phase Down Super Polluting HFCs

    In a major victory for the planet, the US Senate voted to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase down super climate pollutants called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), used primarily as refrigerants in air conditioners and other cooling equipment. The Kigali Amendment needed the approval of a two-thirds super-majority of the chamber. It is the first climate treaty to clear the Senate in decades.


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  • 31 Oct

    COP27 Climate Summit: IGSD experts available to comment

    Climate emissions are accelerating and the 1.5°C guardrail for keeping the climate relatively safe could be crossed within a decade or less. At COP27 governments must commit to speed and scale up climate action to avoid the most warming in the shortest period of time and to protect the most vulnerable people and ecosystems. Their action this November will decide the fate of billions of people, for years to come. IGSD experts are available to comment.
  • 20 Oct

    New Report: Curbing 90 Billion Tons of Super-Pollutant Emissions

    Minimizing refrigerant leaks and maximizing end-of-life recovery and reclamation can avoid fluorocarbon emissions equivalent to 90 billion metric tons of CO2 this century and help avoid climate catastrophe, according to a new report released today by IGSD,, the EIA, and NRDC. The report, The 90 Billion Ton Opportunity: Lifecycle Refrigerant Management, lays out this significant opportunity for federal and state policymakers, major corporations, and equipment owners and operators.
  • 28 Sep

    New Primer on Cutting Methane: The Best Strategy for Slowing Warming in the Decade to 2030

    Aggressively cutting methane emissions is the best and fastest opportunity for slowing warming in this decisive decade. IGSD has released a Primer on Cutting Methane to provide decision-makers with clarity on the science of methane mitigation and the actions that are urgently needed. The Primer explores current and emerging mitigation opportunities by sector; national, regional, and international efforts that can inform emergency global action on methane; and financing initiatives to secure support for fast methane reduction.
  • 21 Sep

    US Senate Votes to Ratify Kigali Amendment to Phase Down Super Polluting HFCs

    In a major victory for the planet, the US Senate voted to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase down super climate pollutants called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), used primarily as refrigerants in air conditioners and other cooling equipment. The Kigali Amendment needed the approval of a two-thirds super-majority of the chamber. It is the first climate treaty to clear the Senate in decades.
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