Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

June 2015

U.S. and Brazil Agree to Phase Down HFCs under Montreal Protocol

June 30, 2015

President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil and President Barack Obama agreed today to work together to phase down the production and consumption of HFCs under the Montreal Protocol. read more


U.S. Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Will Save Tens of Thousands of Lives, Hundreds of Billions of Dollars

June 23, 2015

The U.S. must curb greenhouse gas emissions, including short-lived climate pollutants, in order to avoid “serious physical and economic risks of unmitigated climate change,” according to a report released today by the White House and the EPA. read more


Pope Calls for Fast Action on Climate Change to Aid Poor and Vulnerable

June 18, 2015

The Pope’s efforts to protect climate and the environment, especially for the world’s most poor and vulnerable peoples, depends on the success of urgent action including reduction of both short-lived climate pollutants and long-lived CO2 emissions. read more


G7 Urges Phase Down of HFCs under Montreal Protocol This Year

June 8, 2015

The Group of Seven leaders agreed today to “continue our efforts to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and call on all Parties to the Montreal Protocol to negotiate an amendment this year to phase down HFCs and on donors to assist developing countries in its implementation.” read more