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The National Petroleum Authority revised its national sulphur specification for diesel in January 2017. Photo credit: National Petroleum Authority, Ghana

Nominee:

National Petroleum Authority, Ghana

Initiative:

Committing to low-sulphur fuels from July 2017 and recommending drastic measures to reduce emissions

Region:

Africa

Pollutants targeted: Black carbon and co-pollutants

 

About

Ghana is the first West African country to move ahead with its pledge to put in place strong measures to reduce vehicle emissions by revising standards so that all diesel entering the country has a sulfur content of 50 parts per million (ppm), down from 3000 ppm. The National Petroleum Authority has been key to the development and adoption of the new standards and has established a standing committee for the purpose of implementation, monitoring and enforcement.
   

Website:

www.npa.gov.gh

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