May 2010 / Volume 8, 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.

Seventeenth Meeting of the Forum of Ministers of the Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean - Panama City, Panama 26 to 30 April 2010

The Panama Declaration was signed by ministers, deputy ministers and heads of delegation highlighting the Forum of Ministers as the main regional intergovernmental forum for consultation on environmental matters, establishing itself as the most representative and important meeting for reaching a broad consensus on environmental policies and responses at regional level. This meeting was attended by ministerial delegations of 33 countries in the region and made an emphasis on the importance of "regional cooperation towards climate change.”

Decision 6 on Air Pollution recalls the recommendation of representatives of governments and experts at the South American Conference on Sulfur Fuels held in Quito on February 13-14, 2007; the work to date on cleaner fuels and vehicles to improve air quality by the Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV) and the Global Fuel Economy Initiative. Reaffirms the importance of pollutant emissions from transport in relation to the total atmospheric emissions, and of making progress in reducing the sulphur content in vehicle fuels, with the aim of cutting the emission of pollutants into the atmosphere and taking advantage of the latest automobile and associated technologies;

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