GFEI supported by G8, IPCC targets and recent moves by the US, Japan and India, believe that a move across the global fleet towards far better fuel economy at a scale which is already technically achievable, could save over 6 billion barrels of oil per year by 2050, and close to half of CO2 emissions from cars, as well as generate significant local air pollution benefits - all using existing, cost-effective technologies. This is simply too good to ignore. The FIA Foundation, IEA, ITF and UNEP have been working in partnership as the Global Fuel Economy Initiative since 2008, and have now launched the 50by50 challenge, to take these ideas forward.
Our objective is to promote further research, discussion and action to improve fuel economy worldwide. We intend that this work will be intensely practical, and focused on making a real difference - from working with governments in developing policies to encourage fuel economy improvement for vehicles produced or sold in their countries, to supporting regional awareness initiatives that provide consumers and decision makers with the information they need to make informed choices.
This symposium will enable attendees to share experience, build understanding and to begin to build a regional policy engagement network in order to promote greater fuel economy policies. This will be an invitation-only event which will bring together as many people with a real engagement in the issue as possible including amongst others:
The background paper to the event can be viewed here,along with a Russian translation.
The agenda for the event can be viewed here.
- Consumer groups