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New concession bidding process could help soot-free and zero-emission buses in Campinas

(Post in Portuguese) The city of Campinas, Brazil, is establishing new contracts for public transportation service in the city. Like many Brazilian cities, Campinas delegates operation of its public...An ambitious fleet renewal and electrification plan would position the city as a regional leader on cleaner and more sustainable public transportation
Published 2019.03.12: 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

South American Summit on Vehicle Emissions Control

Click here to see the final agenda, with links to presentations. The South American Summit on Vehicle Emissions Control took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 26–27 September, 2018. The event was...
Published 2018.09.06: Event

Meeting of the G20 Transport Task Group

The G20 Transport Task Group (TTG) held its first in-person meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 24-25 September 2018. The event was co-hosted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency...
Published 2018.09.06: Event

B10: Os debates sobre o combustível de referência não devem atrasar a adoção de limites de emissão rigorosos para veículos pesados no Brasil

Com a publicação da regra final das normas de emissão China VI em 28 de junho de 2018, o Brasil assume a vergonhosa posição de ser o último grande mercado automotivo sem limites de emissão...O Brasil é o último dos grandes mercados automotivos sem padrões para emissões de veículos pesados equivalentes ao Euro VI para proteção à saúde pública. A implementação rápida do P-8 resolveria tal...
Published 2018.08.03: Blog Post

To B10 or not to B10: Reference fuel debates should not delay adoption of world-class heavy-duty vehicle emission standards in Brazil

With the publication of the final rule for China VI emission standards on June 28, 2018, Brazil has the ignominious honor of being the last major automotive market without Euro VI-equivalent emission...Brazil is the last major auto market without Euro VI-equivalent emission standards for HDVs in place to protect public health. Implementing P-8 standards quickly would remedy that situation, and...
Published 2018.08.01: Blog Post

Should Peru implement a fuel economy feebate system?

Peru has the fastest growing passenger car fleet in Latin America, thanks to the country's strong economic growth. From 2005 to 2015, annual sales of passenger cars increased more than 9 times, a 25...Peru is committed to the Global Fuel Economy Initiative “100 for 50 by 50” campaign, and the Peruvian government intent on reducing vehicle fuel consumption. That may open policy windows to...
Published 2018.01.19: Blog Post

Air quality and health benefits of improved fuel and vehicle emissions standards in Mexico

At the North American Leaders Summit (NALS) in June 2016, the heads of the governments of Canada, Mexico, and the United States agreed to “commit to reduce air pollutant emissions by aligning air...
Published 2018.01.03: 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

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

Case study: Adoption of low-sulfur fuel standards in Peru

Rapid population and economic growth in Peru has fueled a sharp increase in the country’s vehicle fleet, raising concerns about air quality. The government has responded with emission standards for...
Published 2016.02.03: Publication

Exploring the climate and health benefits from public transit

As the world rapidly becomes more motorized and more urban, it faces an increasingly urgent dilemma: how to move people efficiently while improving air quality and reducing climate impacts. In high-...It is possible to mitigate climate change and lower health impacts through less reliance on private automobiles, reduced urban sprawl, higher rates of public transit, and stringent vehicle emission...
Published 2015.05.08: 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 in...
Published 2014.12.22: News

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Mexico’s Heavy-duty Emission Standards (NOM 044)

Mexico is planning to revise its existing emissions standards for diesel heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs). The existing regulation, Norma Oficial Mexicana 044 (NOM 044), requires new vehicles to meet...
Published 2014.08.11: 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

Estimated cost of emission reduction technologies for LDVs

The cost of meeting standards for conventional pollutant emissions is a perennial bone of contention in arguments over vehicle emission regulations. The public health benefits of the most stringent...
Published 2012.06.11: Publication

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