The Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV) held its Global Partnership Meeting (GPM) on 26-27 October 2011 at UNEP Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. About 50 participants attended the meeting, including representatives of governments, fuel and vehicle industry associations, civil society and international organizations.
This was the 9th meeting of the PCFV since its inception at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg in 2002.
The Partners took stock on current ongoing PCFV programs, and noted that leaded petrol has now been all but phased out globally. There are still a handful of countries that use small amounts that will also phase out in the near future. The Partners also noted that over the past year the campaign to move to low sulphur fuels has really taken off, with the majority of developing countries now having committed to 50 ppm or less and many countries actually having gone down to 500 ppm or even 50 ppm nationwide.
The PCFV Vehicles Working Group reported back with a proposal for the PCFV to support countries implement vehicle emissions standards, in line with the introduction of cleaner fuels. Partners agreed on the principle or the need for the PCFV to support vehicle emissions standards as cleaner fuels are introduced and several suggestions were made on areas of focus for the Partnership. The proposals of the working group will be amended and submitted to the Advisory Group.
The meeting also heard reports of independent PCFV evaluations of partners, that were overall very positive on how the PCFV is operating and how it worked towards global elimination of leaded petrol.
Partners agreed, that 10 years after the WSSD in Johannesburg, the work of the Partnership is still relevant and that a new Phase of the PCFV would start after the Rio+20 meeting, to take place in June 2012. Phase II of the PCFV would focus on promotion of low sulphur fuels and cleaner vehicles. The Clearing House is looking into the possibilities to launch this at Rio+20.
SESSION I & II - PCFV PROGRESS REPORTS AND PCFV GOVERNANCE
- Outcome and Influence Evaluation of the UNEP-based Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV)
Segbedzi Norgbey,Evaluation Office, UNEP
- US EPA Evaluation of the Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles: Overview of Draft Final Findings
US EPA Office of International and Tribal Affairs
- Black Carbon The Potential Impacts of Fuel and Vehicle Technology Improvements
Michael P. Walsh, International Consultant,Chairman, Board of Directors,
International Council on Clean Transportation
- The UN Decade of Action for Road Safety
David Ward, Director General, FIA Foundation,
Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine
- PCFV Fuel Sampling & Testing Program
John Walsh, Worldwide Marketing Director, Afton Chemical
SESSION III - COOPERATION
SESSION IV - VEHICLES
SESSION V - STRATEGY SESSION
The following presentation was received from The LEAD Group, Zac Damon represented them at 9GPM. Zac came with a presentation that he did not make at the meeting but asked to be linked to on the PCFV website.