Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

July 2012

Cuts in super greenhouse gas stalled by China, India, and Brazil

July 27, 2012

“China, India, and Brazil have again stalled formal negotiations to cut production of HFCs under the Montreal Protocol, a fast-action strategy that would provide the biggest, fastest, and cheapest climate mitigation available to the world this decade”, according to… read more


Split Decision this Week for Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

July 26, 2012

This has been a rough week in the fight against climate, leaving many advocates feeling justifiably bruised. The New York Times has reported that record breaking droughts across North America are affecting 88% of the U.S. corn crop and will likely drive up prices on staple groceries next year. read more


Industry Showcases Climate-Friendly Alternatives to Super-Greenhouse HFCs

July 21, 2012

More than 400 representatives from industry, government and civil society gathered this weekend in Bangkok to highlight the wide range of existing and rapidly emerging climate-friendly alternatives to hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), super greenhouse gases… read more


Biomass Burning Really Heats Things Up: New Study Shows Significance of Fire’s Brown Carbon for Global Warming

July 5, 2012

Emissions from forest fires and other biomass burning has a greater impact on global warming than previously understood, according to a new study. read more