Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development


Improving India’s Room Air Conditioners Provides Powerful Climate Protection

April 7, 2015

Switching to refrigerants with lower global warming potential (GWP) could reduce energy consumption by India’s residential air conditioning sector by 15%, boost the country’s economy, and help India meet its energy security and climate goals. read more


U.S. Targets HFCs Ahead of UN Climate Negotiations

March 31, 2015

The U.S. announced this morning that reduction of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs), including hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and methane, are a significant part of its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) to climate safety read more


Mexico Commits to Unconditional Reduction of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

March 30, 2015

Mexico made an unconditional pledge to reduce black carbon soot (BC) and other short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) in its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to climate protection read more


African Countries Endorse HFC Phase Down Under Montreal Protocol

March 6, 2015

The 54 countries of Africa, meeting in Cairo at the 15th session of African Ministerial Conference on the Environment, urged all member States to use the Montreal Protocol to phase down the production and use of HFCs read more


Obama, Modi Agree to “Concrete Progress This Year” to Reduce HFCs Under Montreal Protocol

January 25, 2015

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama issued a joint statement today agreeing to make “concrete progress in the Montreal Protocol this year” read more


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