Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

December 2011

EPA approves alternatives for super-greenhouse HFC refrigerants

December 16, 2011

The U.S. EPA took a major step this week towards reducing the fastest growing greenhouses gas in the United States by approving three low global warming potential (GWP) hydrocarbon alternatives to hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants. read more


UNEP tells Durban negotiators fast action on black carbon and other air pollutants can cut rate of global warming in half

December 9, 2011

The rate of global warming can be cut almost in half over the next 30 to 60 years with a package of 16 fast-action mitigation measures that reduce two local air pollutants… read more