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UNEP Transport - Global Fuel Economy Initiative

The GFEI is a collaboration between UNEP, the International Energy Agency, University of California at Davis, (Institute of Transportation Studies), the International Council on Clean Transportation, the International Transport Forum and the FIA Foundation. This initiative promotes the introduction of cleaner, more energy efficient vehicles in developing and transitional countries. While most developed countries have auto fuel efficiency policies in place, very few emerging economies have formally adopted such standards. The objective of the GFEI is to help stabilize greenhouse gas emissions from the global light duty vehicle fleet through a 50 percent improvement of vehicle fuel efficiency worldwide by 2050.

There can be no doubt about the scale of the global challenge of tackling man-made climate change and, in particular, the role played by transport. With a global car fleet predicted to triple by 2050 - over 80% of that in the developing world -- and now, with a global economy facing huge difficulties, we have to find a way to reconcile legitimate aspirations for mobility, an ambitious reduction in CO2 from cars worldwide, and global economic recovery.

The FIA Foundation, IEA, ITF and UNEP have been working in partnership as the Global Fuel Economy Initiative since 2009. The ICCT became a full partner in the Initiative in May 2012.

Global Fuel Economy Initiative

GFEI Auto Tool


GFEI - Autotool

The GFEI supports a number of countries in their attempts to develop fuel economy policies through the GFEI toolkit, which gathers best practice in fuel economy in an accessible form.

GFEI - Autotool

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Events & Updates
Roundtable on Vehicle Emissions, Fuel Quality Standards and Fuel Economy Policies in Kazakhstan
21/02/2014
GFEI launches ‘State of the World’ Annual Report
15/01/2014
Safe, Clean, Fair and Green agenda leads UN Post-2015 Hearing
09/01/2014
FIA Foundation launches Safe, Clean, Fair, Green agenda for post 2015 framework
11/12/2013
GFEI contributes to UN Post-2015 high level debate
29/11/2013

GFEI Policy Progress

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