Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

November 2013

Study Confirms Need to Cut CO2 as Well as Short-Lived Pollutants Can’t Afford to Wait on Either

November 21, 2013

A paper published today in Nature Climate Change confirms earlier studies finding that immediate and aggressive cuts in both carbon dioxide (CO2) and short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) are necessary to maintain global temperatures below 2°C through the end of the century. read more


Effort to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Brings Hope to Climate Negotiations

November 21, 2013

Amid a desultory UN climate negotiation session in Warsaw this week and last—the 19th Meeting of the Parties—one strategy emerged with wide-spread support. read more


Montreal Protocol Success Slowed Global Warming

November 11, 2013

Scientists using sophisticated statistical methods show in a paper in Nature Geoscience that the successful phase out of chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, by the Montreal Protocol slowed climate change… read more


Climate Emissions Off-Track for 2°C Goal, But Still Possible with Fast, Focused, Firm Action

November 5, 2013

The gap continues to grow between emissions pledges that countries have made and the emissions levels needed by 2020 to keep global temperature rise below 2° (or 1.5°) C by 2100. read more


Cutting Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Critical for Protecting Earth’s Snow and Ice-Covered Regions

November 3, 2013

Cutting short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) can significantly reduce warming in vulnerable ice and snow covered areas of the world such as the Arctic and Himalayas, known as… read more