Workshop report

2019 Meeting of the G20 Transport Task Group

Transport Task Group

The G20 Transport Task Group (TTG) was established by G20 members in 2014 to serve as a voluntary platform for countries to share experience and work together to improve the energy and environmental performance of motor vehicles, especially heavy-duty vehicles. The group is co-led by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and the European Union’s Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG-CLIMA). It is supported by two implementing organizations: the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI). Participation in the TTG is voluntary and open to all G20 economies.

2019 Meeting of the TTG

The second in-person meeting of the TTG took place from October 28–30, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. Attendees included representatives from eleven G20 economies (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, Germany, India, Japan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the United States), five additional countries in the region, and ten intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations. The meeting was held at the facilities of the Japan Standards Internationalization Center in Tokyo.

The objectives of the three-day meeting were to take stock of recent policy updates in G20 economies, exchange knowledge on the policies and technologies available to improve the energy and environmental performance of motor vehicles and engage in a strategic discussion of the group’s activities and vision for 2020. This report summarizes the proceedings and outcomes of the meeting. The list of participants and presentations are available on the meeting event page.