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In the transportation sector, refers to regulation that directly limits carbon dioxide emissions from a vehicle, as opposed to restricting those emissions indirectly (through, e.g., fuel economy standards). Examples would include the U.S. EPA 2016 standards for light-duty vehicles, which require LDVs to meet an estimated combined average emissions level of 250g CO2 per mile, or the EU rules establishing fleet-average emissions targets of 95g CO2 per kilometer for passenger cars and 175g CO2 per kilometer for light commercial vehicles.

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Surveys the policy background, summarizes the key elements of the regulation and the expected effects, and puts the new rule in international context.

Summarizes existing regulatory practices and develops design principles to adapt vehicle efficiency standards in the 2020–2030 time frame to enable a transition to zero-emission vehicles over the 2030–2050 time frame

ICAO’s CO2 standard could be applied to in-service aircraft to promote additional fuel efficiency improvements from airlines.

2019.01.03

Surveys the policy background, summarizes the key elements of the regulation and the expected effects, and puts the new rule in international context.

Publication: Policy update
2018.12.17
In 2009, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the global trade association for cargo and passenger air carriers, se
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2018.12.03
We are entering the final stretch of one of the most important races of the EU to decarbonize transport.
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2018.11.15
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) appears to believe that the international aviation industry can meet its
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2018.10.29
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 initial greenhouse gas (GHG) strategy.
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2018.10.24
In the aviation industry’s vision of the future, neatly laid out by the International Civil Aviation Organization, airlines ca
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2018.10.21

Summarizes existing regulatory practices and develops design principles to adapt vehicle efficiency standards in the 2020–2030 time frame to enable a transition to zero-emission vehicles over the 2030–2050 time frame

Publication: Briefing
2018.10.10
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