Decarbonisation of Heavy-Duty Vehicles in India and Ghana: Updates on Cleaner Fuels and Vehicle Emissions Standards


Since 2013, the Heavy-Duty Vehicles Initiative of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition has been working hand in hand with partners to support governments in adopting world-class diesel fuel quality and tailpipe emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles. This work has been guided by the CCAC "Global Strategy to Introduce Low Sulfur Fuels and Cleaner Diesel Vehicles" – the first global plan to reduce small particulate and black carbon emissions from cars, buses and trucks by over 90% by 2030. 

The result of worldwide implementation of the strategy would be a reduction in annual PM2.5 and black carbon emissions from on-road vehicles by over 85%, resulting in 100,000/yr fewer premature deaths in 2030, and 470,000/year fewer in 2050. In addition, implementing the Global Strategy would reduce cumulative black carbon emissions by 7.1 million tons by 2050. As of 2020, the CCAC Heavy-Duty Vehicles Initiative has supported a total of 61 countries and is engaging with 28 major cities worldwide.

We invie you to this two-part webinar titled "Decarbonisation of the Heavy-Duty Vehicles: Country Updates on Cleaner Fuels and Vehicles Emissions Standards" where we will hear from government representatives, civil society partners and organisations on their progress towards the achievement of the goals set out in the Global Strategy.

Part 1: India and Ghana, Tuesday, 27 October, 9-10:00 am CET (Webinar in English)


  • Opening and Introduction - Denise San Valentin, CCAC Secretariat
  • Ghana's Experience in Transitioning to Soot-Free Standards - Emmanuel Appoh, Environmental Protection Agency of Ghana
  • India Bharat Stage VI Soot-Free Emissions Standards - Francisco Posada, International Council on Clean Transportation

  • Discussion 

To register for the event, please contact Denise San Valentin of the CCAC Secretariat (denise.sanvalentin [at]

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