April 2011 / Volume 9, 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.

Better Air Quality (BAQ) in Asia Conference, Singapore, 9 – 11 November 2010

The BAQ Conference, organized by the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia), was attended by about 600 participants from 35 countries. Six parallel streams on air quality heavily focused on related areas of climate change, energy and transport. Transport was a recurring theme in a number of the sessions, and was highlighted in all three plenary sessions. PCFV attended the “Clean Fuels and Vehicles” stream, and provided a presentation for the “Cleaner conventional fuels” session and introduced the GFEI tool in the “Vehicle fuel economy” session.

Following the fuel economy session, a meeting was held with representatives from Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, GFEI partners and CAI-Asia. A decision was made to have a working group with the participants to share ideas, questions etc. In addition, GFEI will work with the countries to assist in the development of baseline data, which was identified as an urgent need, while Vietnam and Philippines requested to be included as GFEI Phase II countries.

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