Asia & Pacific

Southeast Asia accounts for nine percent of the global population. Due to its status as one of the largest combined emerging economies in the world, fuel consumption has more than doubled in the past decade. ICCT projections show that without a strong shift towards transport decarbonization in Southeast Asia, the region would reach the level of India’s annual GHG emissions from transport by 2050. Outside of China and India, ICCT provides technical assistance in accelerating the deployment of electric buses in cities as well as supporting a transition to Euro VI soot-free heavy-duty emission standards. ICCT currently plays a role in advancing light-duty and 2- and 3-wheelers fuel efficiency regulations in Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand, among others. ICCT’s fuels team is particularly active in Indonesia, where a strong focus has been placed on sustainably sourced biofuel sources such as cellulosic ethanol. Other ICCT work in the region focuses on impulsing the switch from high-sulfur fuels to low- and ultralow-sulfur fuels.