Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) of the UNECE

The Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution has developed a series of guidance documents associated to its different Protocols.

Guidance Document on Emission Control Techniques for Mobile Sources

At its thirty-fifth session (Geneva, 2–4 May 2016), the Executive Body adopted the Guidance Document on Emission Control Techniques for Mobile Sources, as contained in the present document. It replaces the 1999 guidance document on control techniques for selected mobiles sources (see EB.AIR/1999/2). The document aims to provide Parties with guidance in identifying the best abatement options for mobile emission sources, with particular reference to best available techniques, so as to assist them in meeting the obligations of the 1999 Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone.

Division Transport of UNECE

The UNECE Sustainable Transport Division works to facilitate the international movement of persons and goods by inland transport modes. It aims to improve competitiveness, safety, energy effciency and security in the transport sector. At the same time, it focuses on reducing the adverse effects of transport activities on the environment and contributing effectively to sustainable development. It is

  • Centre for multilateral transport standards and agreements in Europe and beyond, e.g. regulations for dangerous goods transport and road vehicle construction at the global level
  • Gateway for technical assistance and exchange of best practices
  • Promoter of multi-country investment planning
  • Substantive partner for transport and trade facilitation initiatives
  • Historic centre for transport statistics

The Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme addresses key challenges to achieve sustainable transport patterns.

It encourages governments, at national and local levels, to pursue an integrated approach to policymaking and to put sustainable mobility at the top of the international agenda.

At the Third High-level Meeting on Transport, Health and Environment in January 2009, governments adopted the Amsterdam Declaration -- Making THE Link, Transport choices for our Health, Environment and Prosperity, giving renewed political impetus to THE PEP and agreed 4 priority goals:

  • To contribute to sustainable economic development and stimulate job creation through investment in environment- and health-friendly transport
  • To manage sustainable mobility and promote a more efficient transport system
  • To reduce emissions of transport-related greenhouse gases, air pollutants and noise
  • To promote policies and actions conducive to healthy and safe modes of transport.

The PEP clearing house: