June 13, 2024 by IGSD Brazil Hearing Puts Human Face on the Climate Emergency and Human Rights

24 – 29 May 2024, Brazil – Amid the worst floods in the history of the Brazilian State Rio Grande do Soul, a historic climate gathering unfolded in the heart of the Amazon: The Inter-American Court of Human Rights convened its second groundbreaking hearing to address the Advisory Opinion on “The Climate Emergency and Human […]

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June 13, 2024
May 20, 2024 by IGSD Pope Francis, with Governors and Mayors, Calls for Action to Slow Climate Warming, Build Resilience

A cultural transformation is needed says Pope “akin to an ecological conversion” 20 May 2024 – Last week Pope Francis, along with the Vatican Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, issued a call for Planetary Call to Action for Climate Change Resilience. The three-day Vatican Summit issued a Compact calling […]

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May 20, 2024
May 3, 2024 by IGSD Public Hearing in Barbados on the Advisory Opinion on “The Climate Emergency and Human Rights”

Bridgetown, Barbados – The Inter-American Human Rights Court held its first Public Hearing 24 to 26 April on the Request for Advisory Opinion on “The Climate Emergency and Human Rights” during the 166th Regular Session of the Inter-American Court of Justice in Bridgetown, Barbados. There will be four additional days of hearings in Brazil in […]

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May 3, 2024
March 22, 2024 by IGSD Methane Action in China and Opportunities to Raise Ambition

A new paper released today presents a comprehensive overview of China’s national targets and regulatory requirements relevant to methane mitigation and shares perspectives on opportunities to advance China’s ongoing efforts of developing a comprehensive policy framework for reducing methane emissions.

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March 22, 2024
March 19, 2024 by IGSD UPDATED Primer on Cutting Methane: The Best Strategy for Slowing Warming in the Decade to 2030

Washington, DC, 19 March 2024 — Aggressively cutting methane emissions is the best and fastest opportunity for slowing warming by 2030. A peer-reviewed study co-authored by IGSD showed that pairing a fast mitigation sprint targeting methane and other super climate pollutants with the marathon to get to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 can reduce the rate of warming […]

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March 19, 2024
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