The Biden Administration is energetically re-engaging on climate change, which presents new opportunities and challenges for policy collaboration between the US and Canada. In this second installment of the Canada-US Climate Policy Series, we take a close look at what that means for the transportation sector.

In both countries, transportation accounts for about one quarter of emissions. Meanwhile, our countries have a history of strong transportation policy coordination as well as highly integrated auto manufacturing sectors.

In this webinar, US and Canadian transport policy experts shared insights on how sustainable transport policy in the US and Canada will evolve over the next four years, and where the opportunities for policy collaboration are. Topics included:

  • Accelerating infrastructure and investment for the widespread and equitable adoption of zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs)
  • Building on the integration of our auto sectors and integrating ZEV manufacturing supply chains
  • Coordinating on stringent fuel and vehicle regulations for cars, and light and heavy-duty trucks


  • Sarah Dunham – Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality at the US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Helen Ryan – Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Dan Sperling – Director, Institute of Transportation Studies at University of California – Davis & Board Member, California Air Resources Board
  • Merran Smith – Executive Director, Clean Energy Canada & Co-chair of the B.C. government’s Climate Solutions Council




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