Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

September 2011

UN Secretary General urges countries to leapfrog HFCs to protect climate

September 16, 2011

Countries and companies should leapfrog HFCs to protect the climate, according to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a statement issued today on International Ozone Day. HFCs are super greenhouse gases 2,000 times more potent than carbon dioxide at warming the climate. read more


European Parliament Calls for Fast Action to Cut Non-CO2 Climate Forcers Part of Comprehensive Climate Strategy

September 14, 2011

The European Parliament is calling for fast action to reduce non-CO2 climate forcers including black carbon soot, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), methane, and ground-level ozone, which together are responsible for nearly half of climate forcing. read more