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"We need all hands on deck to fight climate change."

- Former U.N. Secretary Ban Ki-Moon

Call to Climate Action: Today and Tomorrow, New-Generation Diesel Technology Reduces GHG Emissions

Delegates, Leaders and Attendees of the Global Climate Action Summit:

Our world runs on diesel. Globally, one out of every two economic sectors depend on diesel power. Trucks, trains, buses, marine workboats, and agricultural, forestry, mining and construction equipment rely almost exclusively on diesel.

Tackling the multiple challenges of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, implementing adaptation and mitigation measures requires many solutions. 

Diesel is one of those solutions.

No other fuel or technology can match the combination of energy efficiency, work capability, reliability, durability, economical operation, and environmental performance that diesel delivers in every corner of the world, including:

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from diesel engines is happening today. Greater fuel efficiency and virtual elimination of particulate/black carbon emission contributes to sustained progress toward global goals. 

For tomorrow, expect continued progress on energy efficiency, lower emissions, Integration with battery and hybrid-electric drive systems, and expanding use of renewable, low-carbon biofuels as further evidence of diesel’s expanding capabilities in our sustainable future. 

Let’s work together on the world’s biggest challenges; they require many solutions. The new generation of diesel technology is one of them.

Read Our Open Letter to Delegates, Leaders and Attendees of
the Global Climate Action Summit

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Carbon Cutting, Industrial Size

Listen as leading engine, vehicle and equipment manufacturers outline progress made in boosting efficiency to reduce GHG emissions from the heavy-duty sector and the opportunities for further advancements in these unique sectors to contribute to cutting carbon emissions. Learn more about how diesel technology is a solution to many of the world's biggest challenges.

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Powering the future, today

From 2011-2017, 59 million tonnes of carbon dioxide has been eliminated by the newest generation of commercial diesel trucks in the U.S.

By 2027, heavy-duty diesel trucks in the U.S. will deliver a majority of the anticipated 1 billion tons of CO2 reductions, thanks to improved fuel economy standards.

By 2030, black carbon emissions from diesel sources in California will have fallen by 99% since 2020.

By 2030, 196 countries are expected to adopt cleaner diesel fuel standards that enable the greatest benefits from the new generation of diesel.

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