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International Activities

Great Lakes Studies
Through the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC), DOT is participating in two climate-related studies of the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Navigation Study (GLNS) identifies studies factors and trends that affect commercial navigation on the Seaway, including climate change. The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway Modal Shift Study, conducted in conjunction with six other U.S. and Canadian entities, focuses on the relative energy usage, emission impacts, and safety risks of different transportation modes.
ICAO and IMO Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Aircraft and Ships
DOT and the U.S. Coast Guard are working within the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and International Maritime Organization (IMO) to develop proposals on how greenhouse gas emissions from fuel used in international transportation ("bunker" fuels) can be reduced.
Making Transportation Sustainable: Insights from Germany
Brookings, Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative
The report discusses how Germany's progress in increasing transportation and how it may provide a helpful example for the united states.
Sub Program on Climate Change (PCC)
With the State Department, the Department of Transportation participates in and supports discussions at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) meetings on transportation issues, particularly with respect to bunker fuels and policies and measures. It also works with the State Department to identify ongoing joint emission reduction projects and participates on country teams for a number of regions, including Mexico, Central America, and Canada.
U.S./Canada Bilateral Initiative On Climate Change
As part of the U.S./Canada Bilateral Initiative On Climate Change, DOT has a continuing relationship with Transport Canada to discuss issues including CAFE and CAFE reform, federal transit investment frameworks, intermodal transportation and advanced vehicle technologies.
US/ Canada/ Mexico Energy and Environment Working Group
DOT exchanges environmental and energy transportation data and analysis with its counterparts in Canada and Mexico.
Workshop on Implementing Sustainable Urban Travel Policies
DOT is working with the European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) and the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to host a workshop examining how specific groups of countries are applying the ECMT-OECD recommendations on implementing sustainable urban travel policies.

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