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Cristiano Façanha

As a transportation and environmental engineer with over 15 years of experience in the transportation industry, Cristiano has a mission to reduce climate change and air pollution by cleaning the transportation sector. He currently leads Calstart’s Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero program, which aims to accelerate the market of zero-emission trucks and buses worldwide. He is also an expert in the design, modeling and evaluation of transportation emission reduction strategies and policies. Prior to Calstart, Cristiano led clean transportation activities related to sustainable freight in Brazil and emission inventory tools at the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). He holds a PhD in civil and environmental engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, an MSc in transportation management from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, and a BSc in industrial engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Getting to 100% zero-emission off-road equipment by 2040

At COP26, 15 countries announced their ambition for 100% of new medium- and heavy-duty vehicle sales to be zero emissions by 2040, with a 30% interim target by 2030. This session will discuss the implications of this target for the off-road sector, building on the potential for zero-emission technology transfer across on-road and off-road vehicle segments.