Since the launch of the UNEP "Clean Fleet Management Toolkit" in November 2008 in Asia, at the BAQ 2008, its use by companies has rapidly expanded both in Asia and in other regions. A total number of 212 individuals in 100 companies have been trained in its use to date. The training has taken place in 12 PCFV organized workshops and training sessions in Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and Middle East.
The latest training was in Santiago, Chile on 24-25 September 2009 and twenty one fleet managers participated, both public and private from 7 countries in the region (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica, and Uruguay). This was the very first UNEP Clean Fleet Management Toolkit training in Latin America and the PCFV, together with the Centro Mario Molina Center Chile, made this launch.
Participants were trained on how to evaluate emissions from their fleets and put in place strategies and technologies to reduce both CO2 and non-CO2 emissions, using the UNEP Clean Fleet Toolkit, which is now available on-line in both English and Spanish. The UNEP Clearing House of the PCFV will follow up with countries that participated on implementing clean and efficient fleet strategies.
As a consequence of this launch and training, the Jamaica Automobile Association undertook to cut emissions and fuel consumption. This was announced Mr. Duane Ellis, Operations Manager of the Jamaica Automobile Association.
The next set of training for companies to introduce a clean fleet management strategy by taking on board the toolkit into their operations is planned in Indonesia, Dubai and Brazil in 2010
Meanwhile successful clean fleet management toolkit training was recently held, on 26 Nov 2009 in Ljubljana, Slovenia