Please join the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center and CALSTART’s Drive to Zero Program, virtually, on Thursday, June 30, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT for a discussion on the role of government policy to enable deployment of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (ZE-MHDVs).

Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDVs) represent a significant share of global greenhouse gas emissions and produce a majority of on-road nitrogen oxides that cause adverse health effects. Recognizing the importance of these vehicle segments and the increased technology and economic viability of zero-emission technologies, 16 leading countries signed a Global MOU to align on a common ambition towards 100% new MHDVs being zero emissions by 2040. To support this ambition, adequate policy support is vital to the expansion of ZE-MHDVs. Governments and private stakeholders have a vested interest in the success of ZE-MHDV market expansion, and there exist positive avenues for policy cooperation. During this panel, government leaders will discuss how governments in Europe and the United States can better collaborate to accelerate ZE-MHDVs, gather further momentum worldwide towards the Global MOU ambition, and serve as partners with industry stakeholders to advance ZE-MHDV deployment.

Please join this conversation via the web application Zoom, which is accessible through your web browser, the Zoom desktop or mobile app, and by phone. If you wish to join the question and answer period, you must join by app or web.

Agenda

Welcoming remarks by

A conversation with

Michael Berube
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Sustainable Transportation
Department of Energy

Markus Bleuer
Head of Vehicle Regulations, Federal Roads Office
Switzerland

Dan Dorner
Head of Secretariat
Clean Energy Ministerial

Sonja Munnix
International Coordinator Sustainable Logistics
Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Liane Randolph
Chair
California Air Resources Board

Moderated by

Cristiano Façanha
Global Director, Drive to Zero
CALSTART

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