Germany, not the land of compact cars: Why the EU new car CO2 standards are nothing to fear
Despite warnings that each step of the EU CO2 regulation would be too difficult to achieve, the targets have proven to be effective at driving innovation
Grounded (by beef)! A different take on aviation carbon accounting
The carbon footprint of eating meat is large. But it doesn’t compare to the footprint of frequent flying, which can be truly gargantuan.
No time to lose for the European Commission to make plug-in hybrid CO2 emission values more realistic — and no need to wait!
Assumptions regarding how frequently PHEVs are charged has a big impact on the gap between real-world and type-approval emissions.
Zero-emission shipping and the Paris Agreement: Why the IMO needs to pick a zero date and set interim targets in its revised GHG strategy
To align with the Paris Agreement temperature goals, the IMO’s upcoming revision of its GHG strategy should include a year by which emissions must be zero and interim targets.
Details matter: The outsized climate benefits of setting annual targets for new cars in Europe
This blog uses recent ICCT modeling of the post-2020 European Union CO2 standards to quantify just how large the climate benefits of setting annual CO2 targets would be.
Decarbonizing India’s road transport sector: Shouldn’t we aim higher?
Even the High Ambition scenarios in India’s road transport models are far from the limit in terms of what the country can achieve.
Vehicle electrification in India: On ambition and timing
Electrification is a key component of any future in which the growth in India’s road transport emissions is reversed.
[Updated] Choose wisely: IMO’s carbon intensity target could be the difference between rising or falling shipping emissions this decade
IMO member states’ choice of carbon intensity target matters a great deal.
Choose wisely: IMO’s carbon intensity target could be the difference between rising or falling shipping emissions this decade
IMO member states are set to pick between two different ways of measuring carbon intensity, and the choice matters a great deal.
Europe’s lost decade: About the importance of interim targets
Without strengthened interim targets for 2025 to 2029, the European Union risks losing its leading role in the uptake of electric vehicles. The 2030 target by itself won’t fix it.
Transport could burn up the EU’s entire carbon budget
Vehicle CO2 standards are critical in reducing the EU’s transport sector emissions to meet Paris climate targets.
Glass half full: An invitation for IATA to update climate goals
Reducing aviation emissions 50% from 2005 levels by 2050 can be achieved, but what about net-zero?