Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

May 2015

Cutting Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Best for Reducing Near-Term Warming, Impacts

May 28, 2015

New study released by Oxford University today reaffirms that cutting short-lived climate pollutants may “be a more cost-effective way to limit the rate of climate change over the coming decades to ensure that ecosystems, food production and the economy can adapt, which also has a role in avoiding dangerous climate change” in the long-term. read more


Fast action on HFCs, other short-lived climate pollutants can cut the rate of global warming in half

May 21, 2015

A five-year strategic framework adopted today by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition will scale up fast mitigation by cutting short-lived climate pollutants, in an effort to help keep global warming to less than 2°C above pre-Industrial levels. read more


Island States Urge Fast Climate Mitigation Under Montreal Protocol

May 1, 2015

Today eight Pacific Island States submitted a formal proposal to amend the Montreal Protocol Ozone Treaty to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), the manmade greenhouse gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners. read more