May 2012 / Volume 10, 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.


Mauritius becomes the first Sub-Saharan African country to adopt 50 ppm diesel    

http://www.unep.org/transport/PCFV/images/lowsulphur_kenya2.jpgMauritius is the first Sub-Saharan country to meet the PCFV sulphur target of 50 ppm for diesel fuels, making it only the third African country to achieve 50 ppm diesel nationally, following the example set by Morocco and Tunisia.

In mid-March 2012 the Mauritius government implemented a measure to ensure that imported diesel was restricted to maximum sulphur levels of 50ppm; it is expected that a nationwide 50 ppm diesel grade will be achieved after about two months, through the gradual dilution of existing higher sulphur diesel. Both the Minister and the Senior Chief Executive and Supervising Officer of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development are supportive of the move to low sulphur fuels, recognizing it as a crucial step towards lowering vehicle emissions.



South Africa legislates 10 ppm fuel standard

A government notice published on 30 May, 2012 amends petroleum product standards to 10 ppm for both petrol and diesel fuels in South Africa. The new standard comes into effect on 1 July, 2017.

Leaded petrol phase out saves over US$2.4 trillion
Fleet operators show interest in in learning from PCFV Clearing house on how to reduce their transport carbon footprint
Principles of an Effective Partnership: USEPA Evaluation Distills Best Practice from PCFV Approach to Leaded Petrol
UNEP flags off electric car across Africa







National Workshop on Low Sulphur and Next Steps: Port Louis, Mauritius - 7 June 2012

International Workshop on "Sustainable Development of Urban Transport", Moscow. 7-8 June 201

National Launch of GFEI Project in Ivory Coast: Abidjan, Ivory Coast - July 2012

East Africa Regional Workshop on Low Sulphur: Nairobi Kenya - August 2012

Regional Workshop on Promoting Sustainable Transport Solutions for East Africa (SUSTRAN), Nairobi, Kenya - August 2012

Relaunch of PCFV in London, 23-24 October 2012

First national workshop on auto fuel economy in Tbilisi, Georgia. Sept/October 2012

Vietnam national workshop on vehicle emission and fuel economy - September 2012

Clean Fleet Management Training in Delhi/India in - September 2012

Regional Launch of Global Fuel Economy Initiative in Africa, Nairobi, Kenya - October 2012

Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) Country Network & Knowledge Symposium, Hong Kong (at the Better Air Quality Convention) - December 2012