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Silent but deadly: The case of shipping emissions

Earlier this month a group of researchers from the ICCT, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, and the University of Colorado Boulder released a new study...The health impacts of light-duty diesels are widely known today. But a new global study analyzing early deaths from transportation air pollution also highlights a lesser known culprit: international...
Published 2019.03.22: Blog Post

A global snapshot of the air pollution-related health impacts of transportation sector emissions in 2010 and 2015

Exhaust from vehicles is a major source of outdoor air pollution worldwide. This study links state-of-the-art vehicle emissions, air pollution, and epidemiological models to estimate the impacts of...
Published 2019.02.26: Publication

NOx emissions from merchant vessels in coastal China: 2015 and 2030

This paper estimates NOx emissions from merchant vessels in China’s coastal region from 2015 to 2030. Our results indicate that merchant vessels have become a non-negligible source of NOx emissions,...
Published 2018.12.28: Publication

To be fast or to be furious?

Three years have passed since ICCT’s popular staff blog "Fast and Furious" discussed China’s bold actions to slash gasoline and diesel sulfur content for on-road vehicles and predicting a likely...If China wants to maximize the benefit of its emission area control zones, it should go beyond its own territorial waters.
Published 2018.10.04: Blog Post

Delineating a Chinese emission control area: The potential impact of ship rerouting on emissions

As China tackles its air quality issues, government regulators have turned their focus to shipping, an industry that burns thousands of tons of highly polluting heavy fuel oil near densely populated...
Published 2018.09.05: Publication

Hong Kong takes an important first step in regulating shipping emissions

In his first annual policy address earlier this year, Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying announced a number of policies to address transportation emissions. Among these was a proposal to...Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has announced a proposal to require ships to switch to low-sulfur fuel while berthed, an action that would make Hong Kong the first port in Asia with such a mandate.
Published 2013.04.19: Blog Post

Reducing GHG Emissions from Ships

Marginal abatement cost (MAC) curves are a staple of policy discussions where there is a need to illustrate the incremental contributions of parts to a whole. As this paper demonstrates, they provide...
Published 2011.07.08: Publication

Air Pollution and GHG Emissions from Oceangoing Ships

In a world of global supply chains and rapidly expanding trade, ocean shipping—currently the dominant mode of transport for international cargo—is becoming an increasingly important source of air...
Published 2007.03.07: Publication