Asia

Asia

Asia is home to the world's fastest growing economies and vehicle markets, and is centrally important in the international effort to reduce GHG emissions. Countries like Japan and South Korea have established automobile industries and a long history of air quality regulation. China and India are motorizing their transportation systems so quickly that even large efficiency improvements could be canceled out by the increasing number of vehicles on the road. Throughout the continent, the abundance of two- and three-wheeled vehicles presents a special challenge to regulating air quality. The ICCT works with governments in the region to reduce emissions of both air toxics and greenhouse gases.

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Asia is home to the world's fastest growing economies and vehicle markets, and is centrally important in the international effort to reduce GHG emissions. Countries like Japan and South Korea have established automobile industries and a long history of air quality regulation. China and India are motorizing their transportation systems so quickly that even large efficiency improvements could be canceled out by the increasing number of vehicles on the road. Throughout the continent, the abundance of two- and three-wheeled vehicles presents a special challenge to regulating air quality. The ICCT works with governments in the region to reduce emissions of both air toxics and greenhouse gases.

Recent publications

Financing the transition to soot-free urban bus fleets in 20 megacities

Addresses the opportunities for facilitating, and the barriers to financing, the transition to soot-free urban bus fleets in 20 megacities.

2017.10.11 | Report
Status of policies for clean vehicles and fuels in select G20 countries

Reveals that the efforts made by multiple Transport Task Group (TTG) countries to promote and support policies and programs—including stringent tailpipe emissions standards, fuel economy standards, low sulfur fuels, and green freight programs—are in good alignment with the long-term perspective and pathways of the Transport Task Group defined in the G20 Energy Efficiency Leading Programme.

2017.08.15 | Briefing
Impacts of world class vehicle efficiency and emissions regulations in select G20 countries

Characterizes the climate and health benefits of adopting world-class standards for new vehicle efficiency/CO2 and conventional pollutant emissions in all members of the G20 Transport Task Group.

2017.01.25 | Report
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Staff blog

Whac-A-Mole on the high seas: The curious case of ship emissions

As the International Maritime Organization meets again in London to discuss a sectoral cap on greenhouse gas emissions, we revisit the complexity of how to assign responsibility for shipping emissions. Both countries that offshore their shipping emissions, and the flag states that absorb them, are identified. We close with a few useful principles for policymakers.

Staff

Program Director / Regional Lead
Senior Researcher / Regional Lead
Chief Program Officer