Vehicle Emissions Inspection and Testing Training, Kigali, Rwanda, 10 -11 November 2014.
Vehicle emissions are becoming a serious environmental and health problem in many African cities. The increase in vehicle emissions is mainly due to poor fuel quality, and increase in older second-hand cars that are not regularly serviced. Most African countries also lack proper vehicle inspection and testing facilities, vehicle emission standards as well as a regulatory framework to ensure compliance with the set vehicle emission standards. The East Africa region (EAC) is in the process of implementing cleaner fuels standards. The EAC however lags behind in implementing vehicle emissions standards, and inspection and testing programs. Rwanda is however leading the sub-region, and the government is in the process of making vehicle emissions inspection mandatory from January 2015. Other countries in the sub-region mainly Kenya and Tanzania are also planning to make vehicle emission inspection mandatory. The training aims at enhancing the capacity of Rwanda and the sub-region as a whole to develop and implement vehicle inspection and maintenance programs that will support the PCFV goal of reducing vehicle emissions. The experiences of Egypt, Cape Town and the UK will be presented at the training.
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.
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