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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

Action plan for establishing China’s national emission control area

In December 2019, the China Ministry of Transport released an upgraded action plan for establishing a national domestic emission control area (DECA). This action plan marks China’s ambition to keep...
Published 2019.03.04: Publication

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

Cost-benefit assessment of the China VI emission standard for new heavy-duty vehicles

The China VI standard is among the world’s most stringent HDV emission standards and combines best practices from both European and U.S. regulations. It will be a key pathway to clean up diesel...
Published 2018.09.11: 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

Beyond hazardous

In Beijing, air pollution is once again off the charts. The first red alert of the winter was issued in December while I was there, and the heavy smog (mixed with apparently hazardous fog) is now...In Beijing, air pollution is once again off the charts. The air-quality challenge is exacerbated by geographical and meteorological conditions, but the human-made pollution is anything but a natural...
Published 2017.01.04: Blog Post

Technology pathways for diesel engines used in non-road vehicles and equipment

Internal combustion engines are ubiquitous in today’s society. Applications for these engines cover a broad spectrum, ranging from vehicles that transport passengers and move goods to specialized...
Published 2016.09.16: Publication

Costs and benefits of shore power at the port of Shenzhen

China is home to seven of the world’s ten largest and busiest container ports. While these ports bring an economic benefit to China, they also bring shipping-related emissions. Studies conducted in...
Published 2015.12.28: Publication

China's commitment to improving heavy-duty vehicle efficiency [Press statement]

Last Friday, during President Xi Jinping’s visit to Washington, DC, China announced further significant steps to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Among the important elements of China’s strategy is a...
Published 2015.09.28: News

广东省在用车排放控制方案评估与分析比对报告

控制在用车排放,特别是高排放的老旧车辆,能够快速有效的缓解城市空气污染。 随着中国空气质量改善压力的与日俱增,为减少使用机动车对环境所造成的影响,广东省已经采取了多种方法来减少现有的在用车排放。 广东各市都根据自身的特殊情况和需求,因地制宜的制订出了不同的管理方案。目前,广东省比较普遍的在用车排放控制措施包括通过I/M管理、遥感监测、现场检测、公众监督等手段开展在用车达标管理;推广使用清洁燃料...
Published 2015.06.30: Publication

Costs and benefits of motor vehicle emission control programs in China

China has made tremendous progress in emission control for on-road vehicles (light-duty vehicles, buses, and heavy-duty trucks) in recent decades. The vehicle population in China grew nearly...
Published 2015.06.29: Publication

Review and comparative analysis of in-use vehicle emission control programs in Guangdong Province

Controlling emissions from the in-use fleet, particularly from high emitters and older vehicles, can immediately alleviate urban air pollution. As pressure to address China's air quality issues...
Published 2015.06.29: Publication

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

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

ICCT and Shenzhen Habitat and Environment Committee sign Memorandum of Understanding

On 21 March 2015 the International Council on Clean Transportation and the Shenzhen Habitat and Environment Committee (SZHEC) signed a memorandum of understanding that will form the basis of a...
Published 2015.03.24: News

Want to help China's smog problem? Some lessons learned from the U.S. Clean Air Act

Over the past two weeks, former CCTV reporter Chai Jing’s documentary “Under the Dome – Investigating China’s Smog” caused a sensation in China and the rest of the world. We were (naturally)...China is in the process of amending its Clean Air Law. Experience with the CAA highlights some key principles that can help give environmental agencies the teeth they need.
Published 2015.03.13: Blog Post

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

What might US-China collaboration on clean fuels and vehicles focus on?

My colleague Nic Lutsey recently blogged about a new development in US-China climate collaboration: a focus on improving the efficiency of heavy-duty trucks. Trucks are a large and growing...The US-China Climate Change Working Group also has great potential to deliver direct health benefits beyond its climate change mitigation impact.
Published 2013.08.02: Blog Post

Supplemental NOx standards for Euro IV/V HDVs in Beijing

Some heavy-duty diesel vehicles certified to the Euro IV and V standards emit excess NOx emissions when operating in low-speed, urban driving conditions. In some cases, real-world NOx emissions from...
Published 2013.07.18: 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

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