The Heavy-Duty Vehicles and Engines Hub brings together state and non-state stakeholders to achieve significant reductions in black carbon through the adoption of cleaner fuel and vehicle emissions standards.
These efforts focus on global adoption of Euro 6/VI standards, scaling up soot-free and electric buses, non-road mobile machinery and stationary engines, marine and inland water transport, and promoting green freight.
The Hub supports action in the sector by:
The transport sector is responsible for 23% of global black carbon emissions. Diesel-powered vehicles and stationary engines account for the majority of these emissions.
Nearly half of the world's vehicles are yet to be regulated by best-practice fuel and emissions standards.
Requiring ships operating in Arctic waters to use distillate could reduce black carbon emissions by 50%–80% for ships that currently use residual fuels. This would slow the rate of ice melt in this vulnerable region.
470,000 annual premature deaths can be avoided in 2050 by introducing low and ultra-low sulphur fuels and vehicle emission standards.
Only half of new and existing heavy-duty diesel vehicles are regulated by world-class emission standards with diesel particle filters.
The CCAC's ambitions for the heavy-duty vehicles and engines sector are to eliminate black carbon emissions from diesel vehicles and engines by 2030 and achieve a 100% phaseout of fossil-based fuels from the heavy-duty industry as soon as possible.
To achieve this, the CCAC has set three interim goals:
The CCAC is also advancing work in the green freight and marine sub-sectors, advocating for:
Our work in the sector includes:
The Heavy-Duty Diesel Vehicles and Engines Hub is co-led by Cambodia and United States. Co-leadership by countries ensures government engagement and ownership of the solutions. Co-leads provide valuable insights into the policy process to help ensure implementation is practical from a national perspective.
The Heavy-Duty Diesel Vehicles and Engines Leadership Group consists of both state and non-state members that provide guidance and expertise, and connect the Hub to activities underway beyond the CCAC.