Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

May 2012

President Obama, Other G8 Leaders Commit to Cutting Short-Lived Climate Pollutants; G8 joins new Climate and Clean Air Coalition with UNEP and World Bank

May 21, 2012

President Obama announced Saturday at the conclusion of the G8 Summit at Camp David, Maryland that the G8 leaders have committed to cutting short-lived climate pollutants to mitigate near-term climate change, save lives, and improve crop yields, and have joined… read more


Pacific Island Strategy Targets Fastest Growing Greenhouse Gas

May 14, 2012

With prospects for a comprehensive climate treaty now delayed until 2020, the Federated States of Micronesia is calling on the 197 Parties to the Montreal Protocol to strengthen climate protection under that treaty by phasing down the production and use of the super-greenhouse gases known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). read more


Major Environmental Treaty Tackles Black Carbon as Climate Pollutant

May 10, 2012

Black carbon, the second most potent climate pollutant, has been targeted by the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP), making it the first international treaty to act on the critical link between climate change and air pollution. read more


Environmental organizations call on EPA to eliminate super greenhouse gases from household and small commercial refrigeration

May 1, 2012

This past Friday, the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (IGSD) and the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) joined the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in a petition… read more