Meeting of the G20 Transport Task Group

Date: 28-31 October 2019
Venue:
JASIC Office, Japan
Agenda: TTG Agenda

Organisers: 
Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism of Japan (MLIT) in partnership with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Directorate-General for Climate Action of the European Commission (DG CLIMA), the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC), The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI). 
Consult the participants' list

The final outcome report can be found here.

Background

Transforming the transportation sector is crucial for the success of the sustainable energy transition and the protection of public health. To support the G20 economies in achieving these objectives, the governments of Japan and the United States are working in partnership with the European Commission, the International Council on Clean Transportation, and the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation to enhance international cooperation on policies for clean and efficient heavy-duty vehicles and improve compliance of vehicle emissions with established regulations.

At the 2019 meeting of the G20 Transport Task Group, we engaged in a strategic discussion of the group’s activities and vision for the coming year. We also took stock of the important progress made in improving the energy efficiency and environmental performance of vehicles in G20 economies. Participation in this meeting included representatives of G20 governments and international organisations that participate in the Transport Task Group. 

The second and third days focused on transportation innovations, clean technologies, health and compliance. We discussed updates to international best practices on mobile source emissions compliance and enforcement, technical and testing methods for in-use compliance, and policy approaches to improve in-use emissions performance. We also examined regulations, innovative technologies, and the experiences from early adopters to transform their fleet to a more efficient one.  Invited participants included environmental regulators, industry representatives, and international experts on transport.

Presentations (Day 1)

Transport Task Group overview and updates

About the Transport Task Group
Diana Galperin, US EPA and Rashmi Jawahar, IPEEC

Host Country Policy Overview

Overview of MLIT’s Vehicle Environmental Policy
Hiroshi Morimoto, Japan MLIT

Country Policy Roundtable Presentations of 1st Group of Countries

Argentina
Alejandro Primbas, 
National Energy Secretariat and Julio Eduardo Jose Vassallo, Responsible for Homologation and Certifications, LCEGV-SAyDS
Energy efficiency in transport

Cambodia
Sophearith Thiv, DDG, General Directorate of Environmental Protection
Current situation of transport policy in Cambodia

European Commission 
Ana Maria Danila
, Policy Officer, Road Transport, European Commission, DG CLIMA
Latest developments in EU CO2 standards for the transport sector

France
IPEEC on behalf of Maxime Pasquier, Ministry of the Ecological Transition
Passenger transport in the French low carbon strategy

Country Policy Roundtable Presentations 2nd Group of Countries

India
A. A. Badusha, Automotive Research Association of India
India's initiative towards tighter emission and fuel efficiency norms

Myanmar
Tin Tin Thaw
, Deputy Director, Environmental Conservation Department
The current status of emissions and fuel efficiency transportation policies in Myanmar

Lao PDR
Khamathideth Manikham
, Deputy Director of Division, Department of Transport, Ministry of Public Works and Transport
Current status of emission and fuel efficiency in Lao PDR

Singapore
Nick Tan
, Senior Assistant Director at National Environment Agency
Key strategies for sustainable transport management

South Africa
IPEEC on behalf of Bopang Khutsoane, Department of Transportation
Green Transport Strategy: 2018-2050

G20 Country Update from ICCT

Josh Miller and Felipe Rodriguez, ICCT, Contributors: Ben Sharpe, Oscar Delgado, Julio Vassallo

Innovation and Transportation: Lessons from Local Transportation Policy: 

Efforts of Tokyo Metropolitan Government to accelerate the widespread use of ZEVs

ICLEI and Urban Mobility: challenging the Future
Reggie Tricker, Senior Sustainable Mobility Officer, Local Governments for Sustainably Initiative 

Future of Emission Standards

Josh Miller and Felipe Rodriguez, ICCT
  

Presentations (Day 3) Meeting on Health and Compliance in Transportation

Compliance in Transportation

Brazil
Rodrigo Vieira,
Mechanical Technologist, CETESB - Companhia Ambiental do Estado de Sao Paulo
New Brazil’s compliance program for heavy-duty vehicles

Canada
Jeffery Goodman
, Unit Head, Vehicles and Engines Testing, Environmental and Climate Change Canada
ECCC’S Vehicles and engines compliance strategy and key compliance accomplishments

Japan
Nobutoshi Horie,
Director, National Traffic and Environment Laboratory (NTSEL)
Overview of Road Vehicle Compliance in Japan

The United States 
Jim Blubaugh, International Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ), U.S. (EPA)
EPA vehicle and engine compliance

Health in Transportation

Yasuhiro Daisho, Professor Emeritus, Waseda University
Motor Vehicle Emissions, Fuels and Energy beyond 2030 and towards 2050

Dr. Michael Brauer, The University of British Columbia
Expert presentation: Latest Science on Health Effects of Air Pollution


Dr. Leonidas Ntziachristos, Professor, Aristotle University Thessaloniki
Transport Sector Contribution to Ambient Air Pollution

  


The G20 Transport Task Group (TTG) was established by the G20 in 2014 to support the development and implementation of world-class policies that reduce the energy and environmental impacts of the transportation sector, especially heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs). The TTG is led by the US EPA and DG CLIMA, implemented by the ICCT and the GFEI, and administered by IPEEC. Participation in the TTG is voluntary and open to all G20 economies.  Learn more.