Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development


Cooling with Less Warming: Improving Air Conditioners in India

July 10, 2018

This factsheet provides an overview of the growing Indian AC market, strategies to advance climate- friendly ACs, and market opportunities under the Montreal Protocol. read more


Fast Mitigation to Save Lives and the Planet in Latin America and the Caribbean

April 18, 2018

The implementation of measures to reduce air pollution and short-lived climate pollutants – which include black carbon, methane, tropospheric ozone, and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – will reduce warming in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) up to 0.9º C by 2050, whilst providing significant other co-benefits. read more


Vatican Pontifical Academy of Sciences to publish Well Under 2C: Ten Solutions for Carbon Neutrality & Climate Stability

March 13, 2018

Well Under 2C: Ten Solutions for Carbon Neutrality and Climate Stability, authored by 33 experts and co-chaired by Prof. V. Ramanathan of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Nobel Laureate Mario Molina, and IGSD President Durwood Zaelke, to be included in book published by the Vatican Pontifical Academy of Sciences. read more


UN Environment Honors IGSD and Collaborators for Climate Work

November 23, 2017

IGSD and its collaborators were among those recognized for their extraordinary commitment and contributions to the Montreal Protocol during the 30th anniversary celebration of the treaty in Montreal. read more


Climate and Security Working Group International Issues Statement on Climate Change and Security

November 15, 2016

The Climate and Security Working Group International Issues Statement on Climate Change and Security (CSWG-I), an international group of national security, military and foreign policy experts, issued a statement on Climate Change and Security. read more


Under 2 Degrees Celsius: Fast Action Policies to Protect People & the Planet from Extreme Climate Changes

November 14, 2016

Over 30 scientists and policymakers are now calling on the global public to determine the best methods for solving the climate crisis. The High-Level Summary is now open for public review. read more


Paris Agreement Enters into Force – Celebration and Reality Check

November 4, 2016

Humanity will look back on November 4, 2016, as the day that countries of the world shut the door on inevitable climate disaster and set off with determination towards a sustainable future. The Paris Climate Change Agreement – the result of the most complex, comprehensive and critical international climate negotiation ever attempted – came into force today. read more


Implementing Energy Efficiency at Scale: The HFC Montreal Protocol amendment this year

September 22, 2016

The hosts of the two most important climate meetings this year, Moroccan Environment Minister and COP22 Climate Champion Hakima El Haite and Environment Minister of Rwanda Vincent Biruta, will co-host a press conference on the opportunity to implement energy efficiency read more


The Climate’s Low-Hanging Fruit

September 9, 2016

Next month, signatories to the 1989 Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer will convene in Kigali, Rwanda, to consider an amendment to the treaty that would gradually reduce, and eventually eliminate, the use of HFCs read more


CCAC High Level Assembly: Reducing HFCs via Montreal Protocol is the most significant climate action the world can take this year

July 21, 2016

The CCAC HLA in Vienna releases communique calling for an ambitious amendment to phase-down HFCs under the Montreal Protocol. read more


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