Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

September 2012

Climate Change Could Kill More Than 100 Million People by 2030

September 26, 2012

Without fast action, accelerating climate change impacts will cause more than 100 million deaths and knock off more than 3% of GDP (gross domestic product) by 2030, according to… read more


Arctic Loses a Quarter-Million Square Miles of Sea Ice

September 19, 2012

The Arctic sea ice has lost an astonishing 260,000 square miles of protective sea ice, the area of France, in the two weeks since the all-time record low was broken. read more


World’s Most Successful Environmental Treaty Turns 25

September 14, 2012

The world’s most successful environmental treaty turns 25 this week on September 16th. The treaty is the Montreal Protocol and its success has avoided one of the most severe global environmental threats the world has ever faced—the destruction of the stratospheric ozone by chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). read more


Many Himalayan Glaciers Melting at Alarming Rates

September 14, 2012

Glaciers in the east and central regions of the Hindu Kush-Himalaya (HKH) region are retreating at an alarming rate according to a new report released this week by the National Research Council. read more