Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

March 2011

Cutting Black Carbon Provides Fast Benefits for Climate, Health

March 25, 2011

Black carbon (BC) is “ripe for ‘win-win’ emissions reduction approaches that bring both climate and public health benefits”, according to a new U.S. EPA study mandated by Congress. read more


EPA Set to Ban Powerful GHGs From Auto Air Conditioning

March 23, 2011

The U.S. EPA has agreed to grant a petition filed by a trio of NGOs to withdraw the agency’s approval to use the super greenhouse gas HFC-134a for air conditioning installed in new automobiles. read more


Big, Fast, Cheap Climate Opportunity Within Reach

March 18, 2011

The world has a significant climate opportunity within its grasp that can bring fast results at low-cost, according to IGSD President, Durwood Zaelke, who yesterday addressed the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI). read more