UNEP is supporting the Integrated Better Air Quality Conference and Environmentally Sustainable Transport Forum in Asia to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 19-21 November 2014. In cooperation with Clean Air Asia, GIZ and Clean Air Sri Lanka, a training on developing fuel economy policies in Asia on 18 November 2014 from 9am to 1pm and an ASEAN Dialogue on Fuel Economy Policies from 2-4pm. In addition, a breakout session on the Doubling Fuel Economy in Asia on 19 Nov and Cleaner Fuels and Vehicles on 20 Nov.
President Mahindra Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka, refers to the implementation of a Green Transport System and a Fuel Quality Road Map for the country in his message at the opening session of the Integrated Conference on Better Air Quality (2014) and the 8th Regional Forum on Environmentally Sustainable Transport on 19 Nov 2014. The country is committed to move towards lower sulphur in fuels and stricter vehicle emission standards. The country has now introduced 10ppm sulphur in diesel, but nationwide implementation of the Euro 4/IV vehicle emission standards and fuel quality are being discussed. Read More here >>
This follows the same announcement made by the President at the Climate Summit in New York that also refered to the implementation of the Fuel Quality Road Map and Green Transport System. UNEP and its partners at the Global Fuel Economy Initiative are also assisting the country in developing fuel economy policies and measures. Read More here >>
The main objective of this event is to strengthen fuel quality and vehicle emission standards and promote auto fuel economy to support better air quality and energy security through a cleaner, more fuel-efficient auto fleet in Central America. Participating countries are: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama.
National cleaner fuels and more efficient vehicles conference
9-10 June 2014, Lima, Peru
Central America cleaner fuels and more efficient vehicles conference
August 2014, San José, Costa Rica