Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

November 2014

Progress in Paris to Phase Down Super Greenhouse Pollutants

November 21, 2014

Path forward to eliminate HFCs, major climate pollutant Parties to the Montreal Protocol continued to make progress in their negotiations to phase down production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), used primarily as refrigerants and to make insulating foams, opening a path to avoid the equivalent of up to 200 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions […] read more


Progress on Fast Action to Cut HFCs Under Montreal Protocol

November 20, 2014

As the fourth day of the 26th Meeting of the Parties of the Montreal Protocol comes to a close, a unique collection of countries, including China, India, Brazil, and South Africa, along with the European Union and the United States, are calling for fast action to cut production and use of HFCs read more


Obama, Xi Climate Agreement Opens Door to Paris Success in 2015

November 12, 2014

President Obama’s historic agreement today with President Xi in China is the kind of bold action needed to reinvigorate the world’s efforts to slow and eventually reverse climate pollution before the most severe climate impacts become irreversible read more


Study Reaffirms Importance of CO2 as Driver of Long-Term Climate

November 4, 2014

Washington, DC, 4 November 2014 – A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA, reaffirms that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are the primary driver of long- term temperature, and underlines the importance of immediate and parallel action to address emissions of both CO2 and short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) to effectively combat near- and long-term climate change. read more