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Welcome to UNEP’s Eco-Drive Portal!

Eco-driving is a driving style that significantly reduces fuel consumption and thus emissions. The ‘eco’ in eco-driving refers to a driving style, which takes into consideration ecological and economical benefits, that significantly reduces fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions at the same time. A variety of benefits can be realized by practicing eco-driving, including:

Health Benefits: Eco-driving reduces the emissions that cause air pollution. This has a positive impact on human health and reduces health care costs. Currently, approximately $1 billion is spent yearly on health costs related to traffic worldwide (or 5% of GDP in developing countries).

Environmental Benefits: Vehicles produce emissions which adversely affect human health and contribute to climate change. These include black carbon, a component of soot, whose effects are linked with early death, cancer, heart disease and respiratory problems; and carbon dioxide (CO2) which contributes to climate change.

Economical Benefits: Simply by changing driving habits, fuel consumption can be cut by up to 25 per cent. In addition to reductions in fuel use, which are quite substantial when considered over a one-year period, savings on vehicle maintenance can be significant. By practicing eco-driving, the wear-and-tear on a vehicle can be substantially lower, resulting in less damage to the vehicle and trips to the repair shop.

UNEP Eco Drive Tips and Information:

UNEP Eco-drive Info Powerpoint

UNEP Eco-drive Fact Sheet

Useful links:

EcoDriving USA

Glen Edmunds Green Driving

Make Cars Green

Canada AutoSmart Thinking

EU: Ten tips on how to drive green


ETA Green Driving

       Meetings & Events
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Experience Sharing on Development of Low-carbon Comprehensive Mobility Plans (LCMPs) for Indian Cities
22-23 August 2013, Udaipur, India
Developing Policies and Strategies for Low Carbon Transport in India
24 August 2012, New Delhi, India
ICCT recommends hybrid diesel Euro IV buses for Eastern Africa cities
Addis Ababa - 30 July, Kampala - 1 August and Nairobi - 3 August
UN praises UK effort to make Olympics sustainable
27 July 2012, Bikya Masr
Kenya’s media raise awareness of local Infrastructure Concerns
21 June 2012, Daily Nation and the Star

Global Clean Fuels and Vehicles Database

The global Clean Fuels and Vehicles Database is a UNEP global public database for fuel quality, vehicle standards and its automotive fuel efficiency at the national level. 

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Auto Fuel Efficiency and Climate Change

This product is designed to provide policy makers and interested individuals and groups with overviews of policy tools and approaches to improving fleet-wide auto fuel efficiency and promote lower CO2 and non-CO2 emissions from cars, along with case studies that depict these approaches from developed and developing countries.

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UNEP/TNT Toolkit for Clean Fleet Strategy Development

This Toolkit will help you develop a strategy for reducing the envrionmental impacts of your fleet. To develop your own fleet strategy you need to follow the steps below. Start with opening the Step by Step action plan on this homepage.

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