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South American Summit on Vehicle Emissions Control

The South American Summit on Vehicle Emissions Control will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 26-27 September, 2018. The event will be co-hosted by the United States Environmental Protection...
Published 2018.09.06: Event

Meeting of the G20 Transport Task Group

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

Costs of emission reduction technologies for diesel engines used in non-road vehicles and equipment

Diesel engines used to power non-road equipment and vehicles, such as agricultural tractors and construction equipment, are a significant source of air pollutant emissions. Several regions around the...
Published 2018.07.11: Publication

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

Zero emission buses are worth reaching for, but emission performance standards are the low-hanging fruit

Sales of battery electric buses (BEBs) are surging in major cities around the world. Los Angeles, California committed to shift its 2,200 bus fleet to zero-emission buses (including BEBs) by 2030,...Sales of battery electric buses are surging, yet a complete technology transition won't happen overnight. Meanwhile, tightening emission standards on conventionally powered buses would have immediate...
Published 2017.11.16: Blog Post

International comparison of Brazilian regulatory standards for light-duty vehicle emissions

This paper aims to inform the next phase of PROCONVE for LD vehicles by assessing important components of PROCONVE L6 and their relative strengths and weaknesses compared with similar programs in the...
Published 2017.04.14: Publication

Effect of P-8 standards on bus system costs in Brazil

Brazil has controlled harmful pollutant emissions from heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs), including trucks and buses, through a series of progressively more stringent vehicle emissions standards put in...
Published 2017.04.14: Publication

Technology uptake, costs, and benefits under a next-phase passenger car efficiency program in Brazil

Brazil is the sixth largest market for new passenger vehicles worldwide and the largest market in Latin America. As of 2013, passenger vehicles sold in Brazil have adopted fewer fuel-saving...
Published 2017.03.27: Publication

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

Policy solutions to reduce vehicle exhaust emissions under real-world driving conditions

Policymakers worldwide are looking for ways to address the challenge of controlling real-world emissions brought to forefront by the Volkswagen case. In this position brief, we propose a rapid and...
Published 2015.10.01: 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

Mexico heavy-duty vehicle emissions standards

On December 1, 2014, COMARNAT, the national regulatory committee of Mexico's Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), approved a proposed update by SEMARNAT to existing emissions...
Published 2014.12.22: Publication

Shared border, shared opportunity

Governor Jerry Brown and President Enrique Peña Nieto on Monday committed to work together to address air pollution and climate change, two related goals that are of understandable interest to both...One clear, shared commitment that stands out in the agreement between California and Mexico to work together on air pollution and climate change, announced Monday by Governor Jerry Brown and...
Published 2014.07.30: Blog Post

Technical training on light-duty vehicle emissions standards

Organized by the Mexican Center for Environmental Rights (CEMDA), with the collaboration of ICCT and the General Director Environmental, Urban and Tourist Promotion (DGFAUT) of the Secretary of...
Published 2014.07.17: Event

Armonización de políticas para vehículos ligeros nuevos en América del Norte: Estándares de eficiencia energética, gases de efecto invernadero y contaminantes criterio

El "Taller de armonización de políticas para vehículos ligeros nuevos en América del Norte: Estándares de eficiencia energética, gases efecto invernadero y contaminantes criterio" se llevó a cabo...
Published 2014.06.19: Event

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