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Asia is home to the world's fastest growing economies and vehicle markets, and is centrally important in the international effort to reduce GHG emissions. Countries like Japan and South Korea have established automobile industries and a long history of air quality regulation. China and India are motorizing their transportation systems so quickly that even large efficiency improvements could be canceled out by the increasing number of vehicles on the road. Throughout the continent, the abundance of two- and three-wheeled vehicles presents a special challenge to regulating air quality. The ICCT works with governments in the region to reduce emissions of both air toxics and greenhouse gases.

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Impacts of world class vehicle efficiency and emissions regulations in select G20 countries
Characterizes the climate and health benefits of adopting world-class standards for new vehicle efficiency/CO2 and conventional pollutant emissions in all members of the G20 Transport Task Group.
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A global strategy to introduce low-sulfur fuels and cleaner diesel vehicles
Presents a global strategy to reduce fine particulate (PM2.5) and black carbon emissions from the global fleet of on-road diesel vehicles by identifying 36 countries for immediate action.
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Evolution of incentives to sustain the transition to a global electric vehicle fleet
Analyzes near-term electric vehicle trends to inform on how governments might optimally evolve their electric vehicle incentive programs to sustain market growth. Assess how electric vehicle costs are reduced in the 2020—2025...
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From the ICCT Blogs

The better path for the US auto industry is more efficiency technology, not less
Strong standards with long regulatory lead-times are pillars of good energy, technology, and industrial policy. Our research suggests that the better path—for technology investments, consumers, and the environment—is to keep driving forward.
Staff Blog
A surprising key to unlocking the electric vehicle market: Utilities
One increasingly important – and perhaps unexpected – leader in the quest to figure things out may be your local electric power utility. Utilities are starting to see how the flexibility of electric vehicles can turn them into an asset for making the grid more efficient and profitable.
Staff Blog
Quibbles over the perfect way to measure black carbon emissions from ships are keeping us from commonsense moves to control them
Without regulation, it’s unlikely that the international maritime shipping sector will voluntarily find ways to cut black carbon emissions, despite the climate benefit. Thus, we need to move on from quibbling about the “perfect” measurement method and start debating the opportunities to cut black carbon control emissions. But we must move quickly. Because the Arctic we’re aiming to protect can’t keep its cool much longer.
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The Staff

Anup Bandivadekar
Anup Bandivadekar
Program Director / India Lead
Hui He
Hui He
Senior Policy Analyst / China Lead
Ray Minjares
Ray Minjares
Clean Air Lead
Daniel Rutherford
Daniel Rutherford
Program Director / Japan Lead