Soot-Free and Zero Emission Heavy-Duty Transport

Marriott at Union Square
San Francisco
United States

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) will host a panel discussion with industry and government leaders on soot-free and zero emission buses and trucks. As a result of recently adopted regulations in China, Mexico and India, along with leadership of the US and Europe, 65% of new heavy-duty vehicles will be soot free in 2021. This panel will how to discuss how to extend industry efforts and government progress to achieve a global goal of soot-free engines in all new buses and trucks sold by 2025, along with accelerated progress on zero emission trucks and buses.

It is now clear that CO2 measures alone are not sufficient to achieve the Paris Agreement climate goals. Making all new diesels soot-free by 2025 enables a 75% reduction in black carbon emissions by 2030, reductions needed along with methane and HFC controls to avoid half a degree of warming by 2050. Zero-emission technologies can offer even larger climate benefits through reductions in CO2, in addition to the air quality benefits offered by all soot-free vehicles.

Event outline

Global progress toward soot-free diesel vehicles and what more needs to be done

  • Ray Minjares, Clean Air Program Lead, ICCT (10 minutes)

Government Panel: Moderator Helena Molin Valdés, Head of the CCAC Secretariat (70 minutes)

  • Bas Eickhout, Member of the European Parliament (Rep. Netherlands), European Union
  • Steve Cliff, Deputy Executive Officer, Air Resources Board (ARB), California
  • Dr. Parameshwara, Deputy Chief Minister, Karnataka
  • Wilfred Davidar, Transport Secretary, Tamil Nadu
  • China representative (to be confirmed)
  • Brian Mormino, Executive Director, Environmental Strategy and Compliance, Cummins
  • Vincent Pellecchia, Strategic Account Manager, BYD

Closing remarks

  • Helena Molin Valdés, Head of the CCAC Secretariat (5 minutes)

For more details, contact Kate Blumberg at kate [at] or +1-415-640-6352

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