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Legislative do over creates opportunity for clean bus transition in São Paulo

On September 12, 2017, the Climate Committee of São Paulo approved a proposed amendment to Article 50 of the city’s Climate Change Law, one of several proposals now under discussion to improve the...São Paulo’s clean bus transition has been delayed for long enough. The negotiations of the Article 50 amendment provide an opportunity for policymakers to put the city back on the right path for...
Published 2017.10.23: 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

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

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

Deficiencies in the Brazilian PROCONVE P-7 and the case for P-8 standards

DOWNLOAD PORTUGUESE VERSION (PDF) In January 2012, Brazil implemented the PROCONVE P-7 emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) to replace the previous P-5 standards (Euro III-equivalent)....
Published 2016.03.11: Publication

Environmental risks of diesel passenger vehicles in Brazil

DOWNLOAD PORTUGUESE VERSION (PDF)   Although Brazil has restricted the sale of diesel passenger cars since the 1970s, an auto industry lobby has been pressuring the government to lift the...
Published 2016.03.11: Publication

Cost-benefit analysis of Brazil's heavy-duty emission standards (P-8)

DOWNLOAD PORTUGUESE VERSION (PDF) Brazil has controlled heavy-duty vehicle (HDV) emissions through the Programa de Controle da Poluição do Ar por Veículos Automotores (PROCONVE) since 1990,...
Published 2016.03.01: Publication

CCAC Green Freight Call to Action

The High Level Assembly of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) met in Warsaw on November 21, one of the events during the recently concluded COP19....
Published 2013.12.05: News

The impact of vehicle and fuel standards on premature mortality and emissions

Technology-forcing regulations in the United States, European Union, and Japan have resulted in highly effective controls of tailpipe emissions. Advanced aftertreatment technology and engine tuning,...
Published 2013.11.04: Publication

Impact of standards on premature mortality and emissions: Brazil

[O Impacto de Padrões Avançados ... Brasil no Contexto Global] Brazil accounts for 3.5 percent of all early deaths worldwide from exposure to urban vehicle particle emissions and approximately 31...
Published 2013.10.01: Publication

México’s Comisión Ambiental de la Megalópolis

On August 23, President Enrique Peña Nieto announced the formation of the Comisión Ambiental de la Megalópolis (Megalópolis Environmental Commission, CAME). This new body will succeed and replace the...This new body, which replaces the Comisión Ambiental Metropolitana, presents an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of better fuels and better vehicles.
Published 2013.09.04: Blog Post

Cleaning up the diesel vehicles already on the road

Older diesel vehicles are prime culprits when it comes to both urban air pollution and climate change. Although they usually make up only a small percentage of all the vehicles in a region, they...Old diesel vehicles are prime culprits when it comes to both urban air pollution and climate change. Although they usually make up only a small percentage of all the vehicles in a region, they can...
Published 2013.08.02: Blog Post

Best practices in emission control of in-use heavy-duty diesel vehicles

This report summarizes policy approaches to controlling in-use emissions from heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs), including freight trucks, buses, municipal government and other service fleets. HDVs, while...
Published 2013.08.02: Publication

La Normatividad ambiental: Un ingrediente esencial para mejorar la salud y la competitividad de México

[Jump to English-language text] A partir del éxito construido por la reciente publicación del estándar de rendimiento de combustible (emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero GHG) para la categoría...
Published 2013.07.24: Publication

More on the need for fuel economy standards in Mexico

Mario Molina published an op-ed yesterday in the Universal, one of Mexico's leading newspapers, that deserves wider attention. Dr. Molina was one of three recipients of the 1995 Nobel Prize in...Nobel Laureate (and ICCT participant) Mario Molina highlights the economic and environmental need for Mexico to adopt passenger vehicle fuel economy standards in an El Universal op-ed.
Published 2012.06.14: Blog Post

Katherine Blumberg

Published 2011.09.23: Profile

International Workshop on Black Carbon in Latin America

This one-day workshop presented the sources and impacts of black carbon emissions in Latin America, strategies for controlling major sources, case studies of existing control programs, and the status...
Published 2009.09.15: Event

Low-sulfur gasoline and diesel: The key to lower vehicle emissions

It is impossible to reduce air pollution from the transportation sector without getting sulfur out of fuels. Sulfur is a pollutant itself, but more importantly it interferes with and eventually...
Published 2003.05.30: Publication