Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development


Growing Enthusiasm for Reducing Short-Lived Climate Pollutant for Fast Climate Mitigation

December 6, 2012

25 Ministers met today in a high-level assembly in a small room on the side of the UNFCCC negotiations in Doha, and along with representatives from… read more


Permafrost Thawing to Cause Additional Global Warming

November 27, 2012

Should permafrost thawing accelerate as expected, resulting carbon dioxide and methane emissions will significantly amplify global warming, according to a report published today by the… read more


Global Leaders Call for Action on Super Greenhouse Gas as Ozone Treaty Celebrates 25th Anniversary

November 12, 2012

Global environmental leaders, gathered in Geneva yesterday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ozone treaty, consistently identified a phase-down of super greenhouse gases called HFCs as the number one priority of the treaty as it moves forward. read more


Climate Change Could Kill More Than 100 Million People by 2030

September 26, 2012

Without fast action, accelerating climate change impacts will cause more than 100 million deaths and knock off more than 3% of GDP (gross domestic product) by 2030, according to… read more


Arctic Loses a Quarter-Million Square Miles of Sea Ice

September 19, 2012

The Arctic sea ice has lost an astonishing 260,000 square miles of protective sea ice, the area of France, in the two weeks since the all-time record low was broken. read more


World’s Most Successful Environmental Treaty Turns 25

September 14, 2012

The world’s most successful environmental treaty turns 25 this week on September 16th. The treaty is the Montreal Protocol and its success has avoided one of the most severe global environmental threats the world has ever faced—the destruction of the stratospheric ozone by chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). read more


Many Himalayan Glaciers Melting at Alarming Rates

September 14, 2012

Glaciers in the east and central regions of the Hindu Kush-Himalaya (HKH) region are retreating at an alarming rate according to a new report released this week by the National Research Council. read more


Arctic Sea Ice Levels Hit Record Low

August 28, 2012

Arctic sea ice has hit record lows with weeks still to go in the melt season, an indication of accelerating global warming. Arctic sea ice has reached the lowest level ever observed in the three decades since polar cap observations began, according to… read more


IGSD Designated NGO Lead on Steering Committee of Landmark Climate and Clean Air Coalition To Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

August 27, 2012

The Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development, long a champion of efforts to reduce HFCs, black carbon, methane, and tropospheric ozone, has joined the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC). read more


Climate Change Impacts Linked to Ozone Depletion

August 1, 2012

“A warming world with violent storms holds many unpleasant surprises” said Durwood Zaelke, President of the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (IGSD). read more


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