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ICCT enhances collaboration with Guangdong Province

On January 21, 2019, the International Council on Clean Transportation and Guangdong Provincial Academy of Environmental Science (GDAES) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to deepen the existing...
Published 2019.03.07: News

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

New study quantifies the global health impacts of vehicle exhaust

Study links ambient PM2.5 and ozone specifically caused by vehicle exhaust emissions to ~361,000 premature deaths worldwide in 2010 and ~385,000 in 2015 On-road diesel vehicles were responsible...
Published 2019.02.26: News

Health impacts of air pollution from transportation sources in Germany

Fact sheet regarding the health impacts of emissions from the transportation sector in Germany
Published 2019.02.26: Publication

Health impacts of air pollution from transportation sources in London

Fact sheet regarding the health impacts of emissions from the transportation sector in London
Published 2019.02.26: Publication

Health impacts of air pollution from transportation sources in Paris

Fact sheet regarding the health impacts of emissions from the transportation sector in Paris
Published 2019.02.26: 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

IMO agrees that we can control black carbon emissions from ships. But will we?

Amid new scientific evidence that most black carbon present in the Arctic is from burning fossil fuels, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed last week that there are up to 41...The International Maritime Organization agreed on 41 appropriate ways to reduce black carbon from ships and will consider potential black carbon control policies at the next Marine Environment...
Published 2019.02.25: Blog Post

Transitioning away from heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping

As Arctic shipping increases, pressure is mounting to protect the environment from fuels that are harmful when burned and spilled, including heavy fuel oil (HFO). Presently, the IMO is working to...
Published 2019.02.18: Publication

ICCT announces new collaboration with Hainan Province

On January 15, 2019, the Hainan Provincial Department of Ecology and Environment and the International Council on Clean Transportation formally agreed to collaborate in promoting clean, sustainable,...
Published 2019.02.07: News

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

IMO: More efficient container and general cargo ships are on the horizon, but don’t pick on the small guys

On October 26, 2018, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) tentatively agreed to make some new ships more efficient in what will be an important step towards implementing the organization’s...IMO has tentatively agreed to make some new ships more efficient, but that’s on hold to address equity concerns. What does this mean for emissions and for further efforts to reduce climate pollution...
Published 2018.10.29: Blog Post

Relating short-term measures to IMO’s minimum 2050 emissions reduction target

In April 2018, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed to its initial greenhouse gas (GHG) strategy, which aims to reduce the international shipping sector’s GHG emissions at least 50%...
Published 2018.10.15: Publication

5th workshop on marine black carbon emissions

The International Council on Clean Transportation hosted its fifth technical workshop on marine black carbon (BC) emissions at the Energy Foundation offices in San Francisco, California, USA, on...
Published 2018.10.09: Event

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

Beyond road vehicles: Survey of zero-emission technology options across the transport sector

This working paper discusses the potential of zero-emission technologies to reduce emissions from non-road transport, including aviation, maritime, off-road, and rail. These modes represent a quarter...
Published 2018.07.18: Publication

ICAO, why can’t you be a bit more like your sister?

Arguably, the biggest climate news so far in 2018 is the International Maritime Organization, or IMO, finally adopting a global climate framework for international shipping. In doing so, it joined...IMO and ICAO, the sister UN agencies governing international shipping and aviation, have both struck global deals on greenhouse gas emissions. But why, oh why ICAO, can’t you be more like your sister...
Published 2018.05.02: Blog Post

The International Maritime Organization's initial greenhouse gas strategy

At the 72nd meeting of its Marine Environment Protection Committee, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted a resolution codifying an initial greenhouse gas (GHG) strategy for...
Published 2018.04.23: Publication

Is it finally time to be bullish on IMO’s climate policy?

An economics blogger I follow once wrote that it’s impossible to be a long-run market bull if you’re always a short-term market bear. The adage, which points out that it’s philosophically...Progress in establishing a cap on GHG emissions from shipping has been slow going. But, last week, the IMO finally passed a resolution on the first global climate framework for international shipping...
Published 2018.04.19: Blog Post

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