The transport sector, the main source of black carbon emissions in the region, plays a key role in driving climate and air pollution emissions. Expected growth in the region’s transport activities makes mitigation potential.
Heavy duty vehicles are responsible for a disproportionate amount of fine particle and black carbon pollution, however these emissions can be virtually eliminated through the adoption of clean fuel and vehicle regulations and supporting technologies.
The CCAC has previously supported SICA member states Costa Rica, Panama and the Dominican Republic to develop national fuel and vehicle emissions policies. Extending this work across the Central America region would promote a coordinated and coherent approach to reducing transport emissions, improve both global climate and local health outcomes, and enable the deployment and market uptake of innovation and technology investments in the transport sector.