Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

May 2014

China Announces Aggressive Action to Cut HFCs

May 28, 2014

China announced an aggressive target for reducing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by the equivalent of 0.28 billion tonnes of CO2 by 2015. read more


Fast HFC Phase-Down Could Avoid 200 Billion Tonnes of CO2–eq by 2050

May 12, 2014

A fast phase-down of factory-made HFCs could avoid the equivalent of as much as 200 billion tonnes of CO2 (GtCO2-eq) by 2050, according to a study published today in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, by… read more


New National Climate Assessment Cries Out for Fast Climate Mitigation

May 6, 2014

The last decade has been the hottest on record in the U.S., periods of extreme heat now last longer than any living American has ever experienced, rainfall is becoming both more intense and more erratic, and sea-level rise and storm surges threaten thousands of coastal communities. read more


Cutting Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Central Strategy in Abu Dhabi Climate Ascent

May 6, 2014

The message was clear coming out of the May 4 & 5 Abu Dhabi Ascent in the to the UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit in September: time is running out… read more