Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

March 2014

IGSD statement on the new AGC refrigerant called AMOLEA™

March 31, 2014

The Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development (IGSD) congratulates the chemists and managers at Asahi Glass Company (ASC) for their new refrigerant that has equal energy efficiency with a GWP about 1/6th that of the status quo hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-410a… read more


Climate Change Will Be Overwhelming and Ubiquitous

March 31, 2014

Widespread climate change impacts have already begun and are expected to get worse, according to the latest report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) this weekend in Yokohamo, Japan. read more


World Health Organization Confirms Air Pollution Is World’s Single Largest Preventable Health Risk

March 25, 2014

One in eight deaths in 2012 is attributed to exposure to indoor and outdoor air pollution, according to new estimates released today by the World Health Organization (WHO). read more


EU Parliament approves fast phasedown of HFCs

March 12, 2014

A phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in new air-conditioning and refrigeration was overwhelming approved by the European Parliament today, and will achieve a 79% reduction by 2030. read more


Climate Change a Growing “Threat Multiplier,” Says Pentagon

March 5, 2014

Climate change is a “threat multiplier” and a critical component of future defense strategy, according to the Pentagon’s Quadrennial Defense Review 2014 released yesterday. read more