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Zero emission buses are worth reaching for, but emission performance standards are the low-hanging fruit

Sales of battery electric buses (BEBs) are surging in major cities around the world. Los Angeles, California committed to shift its 2,200 bus fleet to zero-emission buses (including BEBs) by 2030,...Sales of battery electric buses are surging, yet a complete technology transition won't happen overnight. Meanwhile, tightening emission standards on conventionally powered buses would have immediate...
Published 2017.11.16: Blog Post

Accelerating deployment of soot-free bus rapid transit fleets

The Soot-Free Urban Bus Fleets Project aims to secure commitments in 20 megacities to shift new bus procurements to the cleanest bus engine technology. ICCT Clean Air Program Lead Ray Minjares will...
Published 2017.10.18: Event

Financing the transition to soot-free urban bus fleets in 20 megacities

This report addresses the opportunities for facilitating, and the barriers to financing, the transition to soot-free urban bus fleets in 20 megacities. A soot-free engine is any diesel or alternative...
Published 2017.10.11: Publication

Bus manufacturers commit to bring cleaner 'soot-free' buses to 20 megacities

Paris, France (27 September 2017) — Four of the world’s largest bus and engine manufacturers have committed today to make it easier for major cities to purchase buses equipped with low emissions...
Published 2017.09.27: News

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

Developing a roadmap for the adoption of clean fuel and vehicle standards in Southern and Western Africa

Road transportation is one of the leading sources of outdoor air pollution in Southern and Western Africa, particularly in cities, where emissions from light- and heavy-duty vehicles, minibuses,...
Published 2017.04.28: 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 that...
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

Case study: The Egyptian Refining Company project in Cairo

Egypt has made advances in fuel quality over the past decade by introducing unleaded gasoline, but like many countries in Africa still supplies diesel with very high sulfur content, up to 10,000 ppm...
Published 2016.02.03: Publication

Methodological notes: Global vehicle sales database

Over the past decade, a number of markets have adopted regulations to reduce fuel consumption and emissions of greenhouse gases and conventional pollutants from light-duty vehicles (LDVs) and heavy-...
Published 2015.12.18: Publication

Request for Proposals: Fuel and Vehicle Flows in Western and Southern Africa

Summary The ICCT is seeking an experienced consulting group or individual with expertise in the downstream oil and the transportation sectors in Western and Southern Africa. The proposed project...
Published 2015.07.06: News

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

Global Fuel Economy Initiative's networking meeting

Materials from the GFEI's global networking meeting, held June 20 and 21 at UNEP's headquarters in Paris, are now online here. Quoting from the GFEI site's description of the event: [D]elegates...
Published 2013.06.25: News

Cost and benefits of clean technologies for bus rapid transit (BRT): Summary of results for Nairobi

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems have been shown to be one of the biggest reducers of greenhouse gases emissions in cities of developing countries. The sustainability of BRT systems will however...
Published 2012.12.14: Publication

Follow up on 'Environmental Burden Shifting' and Biofuels

In my earlier blog on environmental burden shifting of biofuels, I emphasized the need for developing a holistic framework for low carbon fuel policy to avoid a pitfall that comes with implementing a...The ICCT's work on biofuels focuses on greenhouse gas emissions implications, but it's also important to be aware of the other consequences of expanding the biofuels industry.
Published 2012.10.17: Blog Post

Enhancing indigenous land rights may slow deforestation

Transferring land rights to indigenous populations in developing countries may be an effective way to prevent deforestation, according to a new report by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI)....The Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) argues that enhancing indigenous land rights could deliver co-benefits in reduced deforestation
Published 2012.06.11: Blog Post

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Published 2011.09.23: Profile