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Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles

Young woman waiting for busin transit bus tunnel. © Stephen Matera/AuroraCLEAN - With the global vehicle fleet set to increase sharply, there is an urgent need to clean up transport modes in order to reduce energy use and emissions. And efficient transport requires the cleanest fuel (petrol and diesel) possible to work properly.

The Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV) is the leading global initiative to promote fuels and vehicles in developing and transition countries. It provides a range of technical, financial and networking support for governments and other stakeholders to improve urban air quality.

The PCFV has three campaigns;

  • The global elimination of leaded gasoline

  • To reduce sulphur in vehicle fuels to 50 ppm or below worldwide

  • The adoption of clean vehicles and cleaner, more efficient vehicle technologies

Since its inception the PCFV has directly supported implementation on the ground in every region of the globe in 155 countries including at regional and sub regional level.

In its successful lead elimination campaign, about 80 countries have been supported in addressing and promoting Young woman waiting for busin transit bus tunnel. © Stephen Matera/Aurorathe phase out of the lead issue. Today only 9 countries remain with leaded gasoline against 82 that were leaded when the PCFV was formed in Sept 2002 at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The PCFV is a public-private partnership, with full involvement of the industry. The Partnership is run by its partners from the four major groups’- governments, civil society, private sector and international organizations -which all have an equal say in the Partnership. The PCFV has 119 member organizations.

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       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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