Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

November 2011

Island Effort to Slow Sea Level Rise Blocked at Bali Montreal Protocol Meeting

November 25, 2011

At the 23rd annual meeting of the Montreal Protocol ozone treaty in Bali, Indonesia 21-25 November, a strong and vocal majority of 108 Parties supported a plea by island nations to phase down super greenhouse gases… read more


Fast cuts to non-CO2 climate pollutants can cut rate of warming in half

November 25, 2011

A new UNEP report details how fast action to reduce non-CO2 short-lived climate forcers (SLCFs), including black carbon, methane and tropospheric ozone, can cut the rate of global warming in half and the Arctic by two-thirds over the next 30-60 years. read more


Weather disasters increasing from climate change, says UN

November 18, 2011

A definitive UN science report released today confirms the link between climate change and extreme weather events, including punishing heat waves, droughts, and torrential rains and resulting floods. read more