Press release

ICCT lauds cooperation between Canada and California on transportation emissions [press statement]

Earlier today, the California Air Resources Board and Environment and Climate Change Canada signed a 5-year Memorandum of Understanding to “enhance cooperation on measures that mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.”

The purpose of the memorandum is to promote cooperative activities that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution from vehicles, engines, and fuels, including harmonization where applicable.

The International Council on Clean Transportation strongly supports the memorandum of understanding between Canada and California as a means of decarbonization of vehicles in their respective markets.

Highly relevant is Canada and California plan to work jointly in developing respective regulations to reduce emissions from light-duty vehicles. Previous analysis performed by the ICCT showed that Canada’s commitment to maintaining its 2025 greenhouse gas standards, similar to those in California and 13 other U.S. states, would be achievable and cost effective, and would lead to reductions of over 54 million tons of CO2 between 2021 and 2025.

ICCT applauds Canada and California for their leadership in international collaboration to clean transportation policy.