United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Diesel Engines Exhausts: Myths and Realities

Publication Year: 2014 Publisher: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe


The objective of this UNECE Discussion Paper is:
(a) to offer a balanced view on the on‐going debate about the harmful effects of diesel engine exhaust
emissions on human health and the environment;
(b) to take stock of recent studies on the harmful effects of diesel exhausts to public health;
(c) to provide information about diesel emissions by different economic sectors including inland
(d) to overview the recent policy developments on the reduction of pollutant emissions to address health
and environmental concerns; and
(e) to overview any technological developments in diesel engines that reduce or even eliminate the
harmful effects to public health.