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Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles

The Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV) assists developing countries to reduce vehicular air pollutionthrough the promotion of lead-free, low sulphur fuels and cleaner vehicle standards and technologies.The Partnership aims to support developing countries in their efforts to improve fuel and vehicle technologies that reduce air pollution.


Global Fuel Economy Initiative

A leaner, greener transport sector is a key pillar of a low carbon economy and therefore plays an important role inUNEP Green Economy Initiative. In 20099, UNEP with the International Energy Agency, the FIA Foundation and the OECD based International Transport Forum launched the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI). As per IPCC and G8argets, the initiative targets an improvement of the efficiency of the global vehicle fleet of at least 50% by 2050. UNEP’s role within the GFEI is to support non-OECD countries to develop efficient and clean vehicles policies.

Pilot projects in all regions have been set up and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) is supporting this new
programme. Improving vehicle efficiency is recognised as one of the most efficient ways to reduce GHG emissions. UNEP is advising countries around the world on policies for cleaner and more efficient vehicles

Share The Road

Neither road safety nor low-carbon transport can be accomplished unless non-motorised transport (NMT) is taken into full consideration. Share the Road: Invest in Walking and Cycling is a joint initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the FIA Foundation for the Automobile and Society (FIA Foundation) and a growing list of partner organizations.

Public Transport

Today's transport sector is predominantly based on combustion of fossil fuels, making it one of the largest sources of both urban and regional air pollution and greenhouse gases. Furthermore, it is the cause of other environmental and social ill effects, ranging from loss of land and open space to noise-related nuisance, injuries, and deaths arising from accidents. Yet, the movement of goods and people is crucial for social and economic development by enabling trade and providing opportunities for employment, education and leisure. We therefore need to move towards sustainable mobility.


       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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