emissions 101

Clearing the Air on Emissions

Global Emissions 101:

Where We've Been, Where We Are, Where We're Going

Caterpillar’s team of global emissions experts has one big job: to understand what’s happening around the world (so the rest of us don’t have to). That makes them the ideal people to provide a high-level look at the emissions landscape — where things stand today, how far we’ve come and where we might be headed. We asked the team to answer some common questions about emissions standards. Read on for their insights.


When did standards come into play?

What do these standards cover?

What are the standards today?

How far have emissions dropped since the 1990s? How much lower can they go?

Looking in your crystal ball, what's next for emissions standards?

When do you think the world will align around the same or similar standards?

Big thanks to our global emissions team for sharing these basic facts with us. Clearly, emissions standards are complicated, and that’s why we have experts dedicated to the topic — and to working with you to understand what they mean for your business. 

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