Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development

Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development
(2004; Washington; 14 staff;

A non-profit committed to strengthening environmental law and addressing short-lived climate pollutants. Seeks “to promote just and sustainable societies and to protect the environment by advancing the understanding, development, and implementation of effective, accountable and democratic systems of governance for sustainable development.” Provides the secretariat to the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE), a network of >4,000 environmental professionals in some 150 countries.


  • Program on Governance for Sustainable Development – A collaboration with the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management building scholarship, research, and other activities
  • Initiatives on Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs), and The Montreal Protocol
  • The Center for Climate Integrity provides support to those who have suffered damage due to climate change and who seek to hold climate polluters accountable.


Leadership: Durwood Zaelke (President)
Budget: ~$7.4m (2017)

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