Diesel engines power the dominant share of goods movement, construction equipment, and public transport vehicles in the global economy. This strategy presents a roadmap to reduce small particulate and black carbon emissions from the global on-road diesel fleet through the introduction of low-sulfur fuels and cleaner diesel vehicle standards. This can prevent an estimated 500,000 premature deaths per year.
The link below leads to a presentation by ICCT and UNEP on the reasons to reduce black carbon and the Global Sulfur strategy. The presentation was delivered at the 18th CCAC Working Group Meeting in Paris, France on September 21, 2016