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David Vance Wagner
Senior Researcher / China Co-Lead
The International Council on Clean Transportation, ICCT
International Black Carbon Inventory &Source Apportionment Health Control Technology

David Vance Wagner joined the ICCT in March 2011 as a Senior Researcher on the Heavy-duty Vehicles team, with special focus on developing countries. Prior to joining the ICCT, Mr. Wagner spent over five years living and working in Beijing, most recently serving as the first and only foreigner at China’snational vehicle emission policy research center under the Ministry of Environmental Protection. He has authored several reports on the energy and environmental impacts of China’s transportation sector, and regularly speaks at conferences in China and around the world on topics related to Chinese efforts to control the environmental impacts of vehicles. Mr. Wagner has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a Masters in Environmental Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing. He speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and has a working knowledge of French.



1.Wagner,D. V., An, F., Wang, C., 2009. “Structure and impacts of fuel economy standardsfor passenger cars in China.” Energy Policy 37 (2009) 3803–3811.


  1. 1.Wagner,V., and Rutherford, D., 2013. “Survey of Best Practices in Emission Control ofIn-Use Heavy Duty Diesel Vehicles.” Published by the International Council onClean Transportation, August, 2013.

  2. 2.Tu,J. and Wagner, V., 2013. “Supplemental NOx standards for Euro IV/V HDVs inBeijing” (policy update). Published by the International Council on CleanTransportation, July, 2013. 3.Wagner, V., 2013.“Breakthrough timeline for China ULSF standards” (policy update). Published bythe International Council on Clean Transportation, March, 2013.

  3. 4.Wagner,V., 2013. “Seeking solutions to China’s air pollution crisis” (in Chinese).Contributing essay to Chinese edition of New York Times, January 18th, 2013.

  4. 5.Wagner,D. V., Tang, D., Ding, Y., and Yin, H., 2009. “Developing a First-Ever NationalMobile Source Emissions Inventory for China.” Paper prepared for US EPA’s 2009International Emissions Inventory Conference, Baltimore, MD, April 14th, 2009.

  5. 6.Wagner, V.,Whitworth, A., An, F., 2006. “Climate Change Mitigation Strategies for theTransportation Sector in China.” Supporting research paper for the Stern Reviewon the Economics of Climate Change.

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