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The world's transportation fleet—passenger cars and light trucks, heavy trucks and buses, motorcycles and scooters and tuk-tuks, farm tractors and construction equipment, ships and planes—is a massive source of outdoor air pollution, especially in urban areas. The effects of long-term exposure to fine particulates, nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, air toxics and other pollutants contained in vehicle exhaust include lung cancer, heart disease, stroke, asthma, stunted lung growth in children, and other harmful outcomes. And in some cases, as with the black carbon that is a component of particulate emissions, these pollutants also contribute to short-term climate warming.

ICCT's Clean Air Program advises on strategies to address the public health and near-term climate impacts of outdoor air pollution from transportation. We develop technical underpinnings for the design and implementation of emission control policies to mitigate those impacts at the international, national, and city scales. These policies can include national vehicle emission standards, fuel-quality standards to limit the sulfur content of diesel and petrol, compliance and enforcement programs to ensure that standards are met in practice, vehicle scrappage and repair programs, and other types of initiatives, such as establishment of low-emission zones.

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Discusses the potential of zero-emission technologies to reduce emissions from non-road transport, including aviation, maritime, off-road, and rail.

Evaluates the costs incurred by manufacturers of diesel engines used in non-road vehicles and equipment for emission reduction technologies needed to comply with increasingly stringent standards.

This report assesses progress in 2018 toward implementing the Climate and Clean Air Coalition's global strategy to introduce low-sulfur fuels and cleaner diesel vehicles.

2018.09.06

A two-day workshop bringing together government, industry and civil society to bring world-class vehicle emissions and fuel standards to South America and enhance regional capacity for compliance and enforcement activities.


Un taller de dos días que reúne al gobierno, la industria y la sociedad civil para traer estándares de emisiones de vehículos y estándares de combustible de clase mundial a Sudamérica y mejorar la capacidad regional para actividades de cumplimiento y verificacion.

Event
2018.09.06

A strategic discussion of the G20 TTG's activities and vision for coming years, and taking stock of important progress made in improving the energy efficiency and environmental performance of heavy-duty vehicles in G20 economies.

Event
2018.08.13

A full day of transport-related events affiliated with the Global Climate Action Summit

Event
2018.08.03
Com a publicação da regra final das normas de emissão China VI em 28 de junho de 2018, o Brasil assume a vergonhosa p
Blog Post
2018.08.01
With the publication of the final rule for China VI emission standards on June 28, 2018, Brazil has the ignominious h
Blog Post
2018.07.18

Discusses the potential of zero-emission technologies to reduce emissions from non-road transport, including aviation, maritime, off-road, and rail.

Publication: Working paper
2018.07.11

Evaluates the costs incurred by manufacturers of diesel engines used in non-road vehicles and equipment for emission reduction technologies needed to comply with increasingly stringent standards.

Publication: Working paper
2018.07.02

This report assesses progress in 2018 toward implementing the Climate and Clean Air Coalition's global strategy to introduce low-sulfur fuels and cleaner diesel vehicles.

Publication: Report

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