British Columbia and the California Air Resources Board have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to pave the way for stringent greenhouse gas emissions standards for new light-duty vehicles.

The Memorandum of Understanding commits the B.C. Ministry of Environment and the California Air Resources Board to move forward in partnership on the implementation of greenhouse gas emissions standards for new cars, SUVs, and light-duty trucks.

The vehicle emission standards mirroring California’s are projected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from light-duty vehicles in B.C. by 30% in 2016, relative to current vehicles.

For more information, see: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/pac/climate-action/docs/2009/mou_BC-CARB_VehicleEmissions.pdf .