Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

September 2013

95% Likelihood Climate Change Is Manmade Says IPCC

September 26, 2013

On Friday the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is expected to release the first of four volumes of its fifth comprehensive assessment of scientific knowledge on climate change, known as AR5. read more


G-20 countries join US and China to support phasing down HFCs under Montreal Protocol

September 6, 2013

Today President Obama negotiated two separate agreements, one with the G-20 and one with China, to phase down the super greenhouse gasses called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). read more


Obama gains allies for de-funding coal plants, expanding cuts in short-lived pollutants

September 5, 2013

During his visit to Sweden yesterday, President Obama gained allies in his effort to stop coal plants when the leaders of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden agreed to join the U.S. “in ending public financing for new coal-fired power plants overseas, except in rare circumstances.” read more


Montreal Protocol Endorsed for Fast Climate Mitigation

September 3, 2013

Efforts to phase down the super greenhouse gas called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, received a boost today when the Climate & Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants agreed to “to work toward a phasedown in the production and consumption of HFCs under the Montreal Protocol.” read more