Soot-Free Transport in ASEAN Countries
Diesel emissions are a human carcinogen, according to the World Health Organization. Diesel engines produce 99 percent of transport-sector emissions of black carbon, a powerful climate pollutant whose near-term warming can be nearly eliminated with a transition to soot-free Euro 6/VI emission standards. Most countries have developed or begun to develop on-road vehicle emission and fuel quality standards. But ASEAN member countries face a variety of obstacles to implement low-sulfur fuel and Euro 4/IV vehicle emission standards and advancing to soot-free Euro 6/VI standards. The Regional Resource Centre for Asia and Pacific organized the ASEAN Countries Meeting on Soot-Free Transport, November 2018 to identify common obstacles to implement low-sulfur fuel and Euro 4/IV vehicle emission standards and advance to Euro 6/VI among member states. This presentation focused on current fuel quality and vehicle emission standards by ASEAN countries, opportunities and implementation challenges; implementation of Euro IV vehicle emission standards and roadmap to Euro VI.