Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development


Black carbon ranked number two climate pollutant by US EPA

March 30, 2012

The US Environmental Protection Agency concluded in a report to Congress released today that targeted strategies to reduce black carbon “can be expected to provide climate benefits within the next several decades,” based on black carbon’s strong warming potential and its short atmospheric lifetime of days to weeks. read more


Reducing Production of Super Greenhouse Gas Under Montreal Protocol Is Critical Climate Strategy

February 24, 2012

Phasing down the production and use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the Montreal Protocol ozone treaty is one of the most effective climate protection strategies available to the world today: it could… read more


Secretary Clinton and Allies Open Second Front In Fight Against Global Warming

February 16, 2012

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, and environmental ministers from five other countries announced today the formal launch of a new initiative on Climate and Clean Air to Reduce Short-lived Climate Pollutants. read more


Fast action climate mitigation measures can prevent 0.5°C of global warming and help avoid the 2°C danger limit

January 12, 2012

A new study in Science to be published 13 January identifies 14 fast action measures to reduce air pollutants that can deliver major benefits for climate, public health, and agriculture. read more


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