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G-20 Action on Vehicle Efficiency and Emissions

Drew Kodjak, David Shorr, and Sheila Watson | December 2013


The G-20 can do more to fight climate change—not only do its members include the biggest greenhouse gas emitters in the world, but its summit process is a vital forum for multilateral cooperation.

In the lead-up to next year’s meeting in Australia, the Stanley Center contributed two policy papers focused on the climate change agenda—part of a series written for G-20 countries and presented at a meeting of the “Think20” network of experts in Sydney on December 11.

The paper coauthored by Stanley Center program officer David Shorr argues that the G-20 should take up energy efficiency policies for light and heavy duty vehicles in its agenda. Written with Drew Kodjak of the International Council on Clean Transportation and Sheila Watson from the Global Fuel Economy Initiative, it lists eight potential approaches to reduce vehicle emissions.