International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)
The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is an independent, non-profit environmental think tank with offices in Washington DC, San Francisco, Beijing and Berlin, with a staff of about 50 transportation experts. Established in the United States in 2005 and in Europe in 2012, ICCT’s mission is to improve the environmental performance and energy efficiency of road, marine, and air transportation, in order to mitigate climate change and public health. ICCT tailors its approach and outputs towards transportation regulators, policy makers and other key stakeholders who are responsible for influencing, developing and implementing transport policies. It is this audience that has the need for the data and information the ICCT generates and has the authority to directly relate it into the policymaking process.
ICCT’s work includes identifying and disseminating international best practices, leading research projects to lay the technical groundwork for future regulations, assisting government agencies directly in the drafting of regulatory documents and supporting data collection and analysis, and holding public workshops as well as invite-only meetings among key regulators.
ICCT has worked with international policymakers including the European Commission, the US EPA, the International Maritime Organization, the International Civil Aviation Organization and government agencies in China, India, Mexico, and Brazil and is a participant in the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC).
Role in the project
Given our background as an international organization, we expect to be able to take a particularly strong in connecting different stakeholders as part of the DIAS project, for example European, North American and Chinese city and government officials to understand the international technological and regulatory developments in anti-tampering and OBD (WP2). We also expect to support the DIAS project with our technical expertise in data analysis (WP2, WP3), developing testing protocols (WP3), vehicle instrumentation (WP3). Additionally, we expect to link to remote sensing projects that the ICCT is part of (WP6).