April 9, 2020 by IGSD Stephen O. Andersen Earns Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award for Environmental Policy

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) today announced that IGSD’s Dr. Stephen O. Andersen has been selected for the 2019 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards for leadership in environmental policy. He is best known as one of the leading figures in crafting and managing the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer but also found success in wilderness river protection, marine mammal conservation and energy efficiency.

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April 9, 2020
November 15, 2019 by IGSD African Ministers of the Environment Call for Fast Climate Action on Super Pollutants

African ministers of the environment at the 17th session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment called for fast action on short lived climate pollutants, methane, tropospheric ozone, black carbon and HFCs for climate action, also urging for rapid ratification of the Montreal Protocol’s Kigali Amendment.

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November 15, 2019
October 29, 2019 by IGSD FACT SHEET: HFCs & Efficient Cooling

Phasing down HFCs has the potential to avoid up to 0.5°C of warming by the end of the century. Simultaneous improvements in energy efficiency in refrigeration and AC equipment during the transition to low-GWP alternative refrigerants can potentially double the climate benefits of the HFC phasedown of the Kigali Amendment.

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October 29, 2019
September 20, 2019 by IGSD FACT SHEET: Role of Super Pollutants in the Context of the Climate Emergency

Taking fast, ambitious action to reduce SLCPs- methane, tropospheric ozone, black carbon, and HFCs— can cut the rate of global warming in half and Arctic warming by up to two-thirds and deliver multiple benefits for sustainable development and human well-being.

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September 20, 2019
May 13, 2019 by IGSD Warming Polar Regions Threaten “Climate Chaos”

To reduce the worst of climate impacts, it is fundamental to understand Earth’s Polar Regions. IGSD’s Primer on Polar Warming examines the current state of the climate in the Poles, projections of change for the future, and highlights fast mitigation strategies to reduce warming, especially through cuts to SLCPs.

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May 13, 2019
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March 18, 2019 by IGSD Cutting HFCs in U.S.: Key Pathway to Deep Decarbonization

Cutting HFCs is a key pathway for the deep decarbonization needed to keep the planet relatively safe. IGSD’s chapter on Fluorinated Gasses is part of ELI’s Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the U.S., now available for purchase.

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March 18, 2019