Cost-effective mitigation of non-CO2 pollutants




1.5 years

Date Awarded

May 2020



IGSD’s mission is to promote just and sustainable societies and to protect the environment by advancing the understanding, development, and implementation of effective, and accountable systems of governance for sustainable development.

Work With Sequoia

Sequoia supports IGSD’s work on non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions, or “superpollutants.”

IGSD and its partners conduct research to inform policymakers on the benefits of higher efficiency standards for air conditioning equipment; and on cost-effective ways to address non-CO2 superpollutants such as methane, hydrofluorocarbons, and perfluorocarbons. In a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, IGSD researchers showed that cuts to these type of “superpollutant” emissions could slow warming significantly in the near term, avoiding dangerous climate tipping points – and allowing time for a just and managed transition to clean energy.