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Status of policies for clean vehicles and fuels in select G20 countries

Realizing the immense opportunity to promote energy efficiency in their economies, G20 economies adopted an Energy Efficiency Action Plan that identified six focus areas for collaborative activity,...
Published 2017.08.15: Publication

2017 Global update: Light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards

Global greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and fuel economy standards for light-duty vehicles (LDVs) have progressed significantly in a little more than a decade. Ten years ago, only four governments had...
Published 2017.06.23: Publication

Evaluation of next-phase greenhouse gas regulations for passenger vehicles in Mexico

Stringent standards for passenger vehicle GHG emissions will help meet Mexico’s climate goals and increase energy security, and will have tremendous benefits for consumers and society alike....
Published 2017.05.19: Publication

Impacts of world class vehicle efficiency and emissions regulations in select G20 countries

In 2014, the G20 Energy Efficiency Action Plan prioritized the establishment of a Transport Task Group (TTG) to promote cooperation among participating G20 countries to develop domestic policies...
Published 2017.01.25: Publication

A global strategy to introduce low-sulfur fuels and cleaner diesel vehicles

Diesel engines power the dominant share of goods movement, construction equipment, and public transport vehicles in the global economy. This report presents a global strategy to reduce fine...
Published 2016.11.28: Publication

Estimating the fuel efficiency technology potential of heavy-duty trucks in major markets around the world

This study, published by the Global Fuel Economy Initiative, investigates the potential for new freight-hauling tractor-trailers and rigid delivery trucks to improve in efficiency with the adoption...
Published 2016.11.02: Publication

Workshop on particle emissions from heavy-duty buses and trucks, alternatives for Mexico City

The workshop was held at the Quinta Colorada in Chapultepec Park on September 26 and 27, 2016 and was co-sponsored by the ICCT and the Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC). Mayor Miguel Ángel...
Published 2016.10.05: Event

A world of thoughts on Phase 2

Last month's release of the final rulemaking on Phase 2 standards for heavy-duty vehicles, engines and trailers in the U.S. was — as ICCT researchers pointed out here, here, here and here — a really... Regulatory action to address CO2 emissions and fuel use from heavy-duty vehicles is accelerating around the world. With that in mind, we've been keeping an eye on how the Phase 2 announcement has...
Published 2016.09.16: Blog Post

Mexico City commits to a soot-free urban bus fleet

In Mexico City the summer rains have brought temporary relief from the choking, eye-watering, crisis-level air pollution of the spring. Driving restrictions have been lifted for private cars (... For any city wanting to reduce air pollution from vehicle emissions, buses are an obvious place to start. Mexico City has requested our support, and we will be developing a joint workplan, to kick...
Published 2016.07.28: Blog Post

Common ground on clean transportation

On June 29, 2016, President Obama, President Peña Nieto, and Prime Minister Trudeau laid out a formidable shared agenda at the North American Leaders’ Summit on a disparate set of issues that ranged... Aligning standards throughout North America allows the U.S., Mexico, and Canada to take advantage of the economic and market integration of the region to meet shared goals for climate, air quality...
Published 2016.07.14: Blog Post

A vision through the smog

Mexico City just experienced its first air pollution alert in more than a decade, and President Enrique Peña Nieto has asked SEMARNAT to do something. There are plenty of things to be done. A Supreme... Mexico City just experienced its first air quality alert in more than a decade. The emergency measures being called for aren't enough to fix the problem. Here's what should be done.
Published 2016.03.18: Blog Post

Money in your pocket and a good night's sleep

Mike Roeth at the North American Council for Freight Efficiency told me a story last week about a U.S. husband-and-wife trucking team. The husband was reluctant to give up his 12-year-old truck,... Helping (again) to correct some misinformation about the costs of cleaner heavy-truck emission standards in Mexico and the United States.
Published 2016.03.04: Blog Post

Testing the dirty diesels too

The new head of Secretariat of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), Rafeal Pacchiano Alamán, has announced that Mexico will undertake a real-world, in-use testing program for diesel... Mexico's newly announced real-world testing program for diesel vehicles is a great step. Unfortunately, we already know they won’t be clean. So there are other steps to take.
Published 2015.09.28: Blog Post

Policies to reduce fuel consumption, air pollution, and carbon emissions from vehicles in G20 nations

The transport sector consumes more than half of global oil production, and releases nearly a quarter of all anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions. Motor vehicles and engines contribute to ambient...
Published 2015.06.08: Publication

Technical training workshop on light-duty vehicle regulations

Taller de Capacitación Técnica en materia de regulaciones para vehículos ligeros  Organizado por el Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental (CEMDA) en colaboración con el International Council on Clean...
Published 2015.04.23: Event

Committing to clean up cars and trucks

On Friday, March 27, Mexico issued its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as part of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Although at first glance the INDC (Intended... Mexico's INDC (Intended Nationally Determined Contribution) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is tied to real and actionable policy goals.
Published 2015.03.31: Blog Post

[Boletín de prensa] La nueva propuesta de norma de emisiones de vehículos pesados muestra que en México se tienen visión y liderazgo para contar con estándares de clase mundial

[22 de Diciembre, 2014]—México se posiciona a la vanguardia en Latinoamérica y por delante de otros mercados mundiales en crecimiento con la nueva norma propuesta por la SEMARNAT para regular las...
Published 2014.12.22: News

Regulaciones sobre emisiones de vehículos pesados en México

En Diciembre 1, 2014, COMARNAT, el comité nacional regulador de la Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT), aprobó una propuesta de actualización realizada por SEMARNAT a los...
Published 2014.12.22: Publication

[Press release] Mexico’s new world-class heavy-duty vehicle emission standards show vision and leadership

[December 22, 2014]—The achievement by Mexico’s Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) in proposing new heavy-duty vehicle emissions standards, aligned with standards in place...
Published 2014.12.22: News

Mexico heavy-duty vehicle emissions standards

On December 1, 2014, COMARNAT, the national regulatory committee of Mexico's Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), approved a proposed update by SEMARNAT to existing emissions...
Published 2014.12.22: Publication

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