Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

May 2011

New Climate Report “Sounds Alarm” for Fast Action in US

May 14, 2011

Global climate change is real and the danger it poses to the US and the world demands aggressive national policies to quickly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a report published on May 12 by The National Research Council of the National Academies of Science. read more


Vulnerable Island Nation Calls for Fast Climate Cuts under Ozone Treaty

May 11, 2011

Facing sea level rise of up to 5 feet by the end of the century, the low-lying vulnerable island nation of Micronesia is calling on the Parties to the Montreal Protocol ozone treaty to capture the single biggest… read more


Dramatic Sea Level Rise Expected From Faster Melting of Arctic Snow and Ice

May 6, 2011

Sea levels could rise up to 5 feet by the end of this century, driven by warming in the Arctic and the resulting melt of snow and ice, according to a new study by the International Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP). read more


BBC World Highlights Ozone Treaty’s Potential to Help or Hurt Climate System

May 6, 2011

Beginning tomorrow, May 7, BBC World will air a documentary highlighting the potential of the Montreal Protocol ozone treaty to fight climate change. read more