February 5, 2024 by IGSD Dr. Oran Young Awarded Mohn Prize by Norwegian Prime Minister for Arctic Research

On 1 February, the final day of the 2024 Arctic Frontiers Conference, Dr. Oran Young was awarded the International Mohn Prize by Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, who presented the award at The Arctic University of Norway. In explaining its selection of Dr. Young for the prize, the Scientific Committee of the Mohn Prize […]

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February 5, 2024
December 4, 2023 by IGSD Investing in Sustainable Cooling to Protect the Planet

The Montreal Protocol is widely hailed as the world’s most effective environmental treaty, protecting both the stratospheric ozone layer and the global climate. Lesser known is that its financial mechanism, the MLF, is the world’s most efficient source of funding for climate mitigation, costing just $0.07 to $1 per tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO₂e) mitigated, according to a new report.

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December 4, 2023
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November 14, 2023 by IGSD U.S.-China Sunnylands Statement Shows Renewed U.S.-China Climate Commitment Ahead of COP 28

On 14 November 2023, the U.S.-China agreed on the Sunnylands Statement on Enhancing Cooperation to Address the Climate Crisis. The Sunnylands Statement is a significant announcement showing renewed U.S. and China commitment to climate leadership ahead of COP 28 and beyond, including hosting with the UAE a Methane and Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) Summit at COP 28.

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November 14, 2023
November 13, 2023 by IGSD Harvard: Alumni Spotlight, Preserving a Livable Planet

Harvard profiled four of their LL.M alumni working with IGSD who have played a critical role in the efforts to avert the worst effects of global warming and preserve a livable planet.

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November 13, 2023
November 8, 2023 by IGSD Contributions to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights Advisory Opinion

On January 9, 2023, the Governments of Chile and Colombia submitted a joint request for an advisory opinion before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on “The Climate Emergency and Human Rights”. The Court set 18 October 2023 as the deadline for submitting written observations. IGSD, the Center for Justice and International Law, and the Center for Human Rights and Environment are preparing amici, as well as helping other institutions and individuals with their amici submissions.

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November 8, 2023
November 5, 2023 by IGSD Aportes a la Opinión Consultiva de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos

El 9 de enero de 2023, los Gobiernos de Chile y Colombia presentaron una solicitud conjunta de opinión consultiva ante la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos sobre “La Emergencia Climática y los Derechos Humanos”. La Corte acogió la solicitud en marzo de 2023 y fijó el 18 de octubre 2023 como fecha límite para la presentación de las observaciones escritas de los interesados. Para apoyar el proceso, IGSD ha preparado varios documentos complementarios que brindan antecedentes sobre consideraciones científicas y legales en el nexo entre el cambio climático y los derechos humanos.

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November 5, 2023
August 28, 2023 by IGSD Remembering Douglas Varchol

October 2, 1951 – July 13, 2023 Douglas Varchol, an American filmmaker whose documentary works educated and urged action by government and civil society leaders to support social and environmental justice, died 13 July 2023 in Los Angeles.

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August 28, 2023
December 19, 2022 by IGSD Protecting the Ozone Layer, 35th Anniversary Book – Available for Purchase

On 31 October 2022, at the 34th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Montreal, the United Nations Environment Program Ozone Secretariat and the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development (IGSD) launched the celebratory Montreal Protocol 35th Anniversary Book Protecting the Ozone Layer. The electronic version (Kindle Edition) of the book has now become available for purchase on Amazon.

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December 19, 2022