Cleaner vehicles, engines and fuels

Transportation is one of the largest sources of air pollution in Canada. The combustion of fuels to power vehicles and engines (on and off road) affects air quality, acid rain and climate change. The federal government is committed to protecting the environment and the health of Canadians by implementing measures to reduce emissions from vehicles. This includes developing regulations for vehicles and engines, promoting sustainable transportation options, ensuring efficient modes of transportation and by promoting improved land use planning and practices.

On February 19, 2001, the Minister of the Environment announced that the Government would make significant investments in new measures to accelerate action on clean air and published the Federal Agenda on Cleaner Vehicles, Engines and Fuels. The Agenda sets out a series of regulatory and non-regulatory measures being developed and implemented over 10 years, to further protect the health of Canadians and the environment by reducing emissions from vehicles, engines and fuels. For example, new regulations have been developed for both on-road and off-road vehicles and engines, with work under way to regulate emissions from recreational and marine engines.

For further information, please consult the Transportation Information Centre.

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