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.

GFEI helps countries access funds for climate change action

The Global Fuel Economy Initiative and transport research group TRL have developed a guidance document (available from http://www.globalfueleconomy.org/) that informs national governments in developing, and emerging, economies about some of the current sources of international funding that could be used to support efforts to improve vehicle fuel efficiency.

The guidance provides a practical and concise ‘reference of first resort’ for all those engaged in securing funding to promote vehicle fuel economy. In doing so it aims to increase awareness, and understanding, of the support that is available.

The guidance document was launched at the Bonn UN Climate Change Conference on 16 May 2012.

The document describes the ways in which vehicle fuel economy improvements can be financed, highlighting potential funding sources for measures including:

  • Maintenance and inspection policies
  • Driver behaviour
  • Fuel quality
  • Emissions control technologies
  • Advanced vehicles and fuel
  • Future vehicles and fuel.

The document will be incorporated into, the GFEI Tool available from http://www.unep.org/transport/gfei/autotool/

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