Who We Are


About the ICCT

Our mission

The International Council on Clean Transportation is an independent nonprofit organization founded to provide first-rate, unbiased research and technical and scientific analysis to environmental regulators. Our mission is to improve the environmental performance and energy efficiency of road, marine, and air transportation, in order to benefit public health and mitigate climate change.

Our partners

The ICCT is funded primarily by foundations, with additional support from government contracts and international bodies. Our largest funders include ClimateWorks Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the European Climate Foundation, and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to reduce short-lived climate pollutants.

How we work

The ICCT participants’ council comprises two dozen high-level civil servants, academic researchers, and independent transportation and environmental policy experts, who come together at regular intervals to collaborate as individuals on setting a global agenda for clean transportation.

The members of the council are primarily drawn from the environmental and energy regulatory agencies in the major global vehicle markets. In 2009, over 60 million passenger vehicles and heavy-duty commercial trucks were sold throughout the world, nearly 90% of them in the European Union, China, the U.S., Japan, Mexico, India, Brazil, South Korea, and Canada.

The organization’s technical staff, about thirty researchers and program personnel, works with national and regional governments as well as multilateral bodies such as the International Maritime Organization and the International Civil Aviation Organization. Through published research, sponsored workshops and other meetings, and engagement with public sector agencies, the ICCT leverages the collective expertise of a global network of specialists to promote national policies for clean, efficient transportation.

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