The auto industry is one of the most globally integrated manufacturing industries on the planet, but national government sovereignty still dictates for most environmental rules that impact on the industry (except in most of Europe where EU laws are the legislation to follow). There are dominant jurisdictions of course, which influence the framing of laws abroad. In this month's briefing we look at the most important of these, examining the environmental legislation impacting on the industry in the US, EU, Canada, Japan, South Korea, India and China. We examine fuel and vehicles emission rules, new-for-old schemes, energy taxation and other associated legislation.