May 2008 / Volume 6, Issue 1


The Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles is the leading global initiative promoting better urban air quality through the use of clean fuels and vehicles.

6th Global Partnership meeting endorses vibrant work programme

6 GPM Opening Ceremony       6GPM

The 6th Global Partnership meeting of the PCFV (6GPM) took place In Beijing on 10-11 April, 2008 with 30 member organizations and 3 observer organizations, participating.

Hosted by the Ministry of Environmental Protection of China (MEP), the meeting had vibrant and interactive discussions as members looked back over the 5 years since inception assessing PCFV successes, strengths and lessons learnt. » More

Bahrain hosts 15 countries for key Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) meeting on clean fuels and vehicles

Bahrain, which combines a modern outlook and the striking skyline of Manama with a rich history, was host to 125 delegates on March 12-13th, 2008 for a key policy development meeting on clean fuels and vehicles for the region. » More

Gulf Countries work towards a Low Sulphur road map

The Gulf countries within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), will in early June 2008, move closer towards implementing their fuel strategy plan for region, if the suggested Gulf Standard Organization "GSO" a road map, circulated around the Standards Bodies and respected Authorities within the GCC, is endorsed at a key meeting of one of the GSO committees. All GCC petroleum companies are expected to be represented at this meeting. » More

Ministerial agreement for 50 ppm fuel in LAC


Ministers attending the Sixteenth Meeting of the Forum of Ministers of the Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in the Dominican Republic agreed 'to promote the reduction of sulphur content in fuels, targeting a goal of 50 parts per million of sulphur with an emphasis on countries with air quality problems in their metropolitan areas.' » More

PCFV launches program in Caucasus, Central Asia

Rec-caucasusThe PCFV launched its Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) program with a regional meeting on 24 & 25 January 2008 in Tbilisi to support a region where some countries still use leaded petrol, high fuel sulphur levels are the norm, and vehicle emission control technologies are not in widespread use yet. » More

TNT Turkey Fleet Reduces CO2 Emissions, Cuts Costs while expanding fleet

hybrid-tntFollowing a UNEP training session in 2006, TNT Turkey fleet managers used the UNEP/TNT Cleaner Fleet toolkit to design a fleet-wide strategy to lower both pollutant and CO2 emissions while cutting costs and expanding the fleet. Beginning in November 2006, TNT Turkey set a goal of cutting CO2 emissions by 6% by 2011. » More

Southern African Regional Meeting on Air Pollution

SADCA meeting bringing together the 14 Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries to discuss ways of reducing air pollution in the sub-region was held on 5-7 March 2008 in Lusaka, Zambia. The meeting was a follow-up to the Regional Conference on Better Air Quality in sub-Saharan African Cities (BAQ-SSA), held on 25-28 July 2006 in Nairobi, Kenya, that recommended a sub-regional approach to addressing air pollution in Africa. » More

Towards a Global Approach to Automotive Fuel Economy

FIA-LogoOn 15&16 May 2008 the FIA Foundation, the International Transport Forum, the International Energy Agency and UNEP organized a symposium on fuel economy. The symposium was hosted by the FIA Foundation in Paris. Many PCFV partners participated in the symposium. » More

More News !  newslogo

Updated Lead and Sulphur Maps (Regional and World maps) available on PCFV Website

New members join PCFV!!

UNEP Executive Director’s encourages Yemen on its lead phase-out, by 2008, efforts

Macedonia on course to meet national lead phase-out deadline

Montenegro to go unleaded by end 2008

Jordan goes Unleaded

Air pollution dramatically boosts an individual’s risk of developing deep vein thrombosis, new study reveals.

Partner News

C-H continues work in Indonesia with Komite Penghapusan Bensin Bertimbel (KPBB)

PCFV New Brochure Series and Publications

The Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV) Clearing-house in Nairobi has committed to enhance its communication and outreach process. Available is a new ‘series of brochures’ in English and Chinese. These are summaries of reports by PCFV – easy to read and yet informative publications are what everyone needs!!

The publication Opening the Door to Cleaner Vehicles in Developing and Transition Countries:The Role of Lower Sulphur Fuels is now available in five different languages, namely: Chinese, English, French, Spanish and Russian

For more information on publications, please visit http://www.unep.org/pcfv/publications/publications.asp

Up coming Events of note

Sub-regional meeting on Sulphur Reduction for Togo, Benin and Nigeria
17-18 June 2008, Lome, Togo
contact jane.akumu@unep.org

Lead Phase-out: Sub-regional meeting for North Africa
June/ July 2008, Tunis, Tunisia
contact jane.akumu@unep.org

National Workshop on Post Lead activities in Jordan
June/ July 2008, Amman, Jordan
contact mary.mmukindia@unep.org

Lead Phase-out: National workshop in Afghanistan
August/ September 2008, Kabul, Afghanistan
contact mary.mmukindia@unep.org


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