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[Issue 1 2012]

Regional Activities - Asia Pacific

Strengthening fuels and vehicles standards and policies in the ASEAN
5 Nov 2013. Singapore

The National Environment Agency of Singapore and Clean Air Asia organized the first ASEAN Clean Fuels and Vehicles Forum with support from various partners including UNEP, GIZ, and the ASEAN Secretariat. The ASEAN Member countries represented during the forum include Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Lao P.D.R., Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.


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.

3rd Governmental meeting on Urban Air Quality in Asia, Singapore, 8 November 2010

The Governmental Meeting was attended by officials from environment ministries of close to 20 Asian countries. The focus was on developments in, and recommendations on, urban air quality management at the regional and country level. PCFV made a presentation summarising its work in Asia with regards to emission reductions and introduced the Global Fuel Economy Initiative, explaining its relevance to the Long Term Vision for Urban Air Quality for Asia and to the Bangkok Declaration. Clean fuels and fuel efficient vehicles were included as part of the recommendations of the meeting.

Auto Fuel Efficiency in ASEAN countries

In partnership with the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia), the PCFV held a session introducing auto fuel efficiency and the Global Fuel Economy Initiative during the 5th Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport Forum in Asia, held in Bangkok, Thailand, on August 23-25 2010. The 2 day conference, titled "A New Decade in Sustainable Transport", focused on improved understanding and strengthened regional consensus in terms of sustainable policy options, technological and institutional measures that promotes sustainable and low-carbon-transport. Fuel efficiency was one of the options looked at.


Regional Clean Fuels and Vehicles Workshop – 22-23 April 2010, Sri Lanka

A regional Clean Fuels and Vehicles workshop was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 22 – 23 April 2010 for countries belonging to South Asia Cooperative Environmental Programme – SACEP (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka). A set of recommendations were drafted, covering public and non-motorised transport, Sulphur levels in fuels, regional harmonisation of vehicle standards, inspection programmes and second-hand vehicle importations. These recommendations were presented for approval at the 12th Meeting of the Governing Council of SACEP, held 1 - 3 November 2010. The ministers and senior government officials who attended adopted the proposed resolution drafted at the PCFV workshop

Regional Workshop on Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles for East Asia

A sub-regional workshop by the PCFV Clearing-House to Pathumthani, Thailand took place on 15 May 2009. The meeting was arranged to coincide with a meeting of the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET) on 13-14 May 2009. EANET countries comprise of Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam.


CAI-Asia 2nd Clean Fleet Management Training in Manila - 3rd March 2009

The CAI-Asia Center, a strategic partner of PCFV in implementing its activities in Asia, held a “Clean Fleet Management and Eco-driving Workshop” in Manila last 3rd March 2009 for the companies under the First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPHC) – one of the major holding companies in the Philippines whose core activities are power, infrastructure, manufacturing and property.


Indonesia forms a Steering Committee to steward promotion of Fuel Economy and PCFV objectives

On February 25–27 2009, two PCFV staff members visited Jakarta, Indonesia to discuss UNEP’s latest initiative, the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) and to support the consensus-developing process and initiation of an Indonesian Steering Committee for a GFEI project in Indonesia. The initiative includes a strong PCFV component.


PCFV promotes clean fuels and vehicles at Asia Transport Forum attended by 22 countries

The Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV) promoted clean fuels and vehicles to Ministers of and other high-level government from the Ministries of Environment, Transport, and Health) at the Fourth Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum from 24 to 26 February 2009 in Seoul, Korea.

The Forum, organized by the initiators of EST -Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs of the Government of Korea, the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD), and the Ministry of the Environment of the Government of Japan -was also attended by experts in various thematic areas related to EST.


Diesel Pollution Reduction Strategy in Bangkok - Pilot Project

The overall objective of this programme is to gain a better understanding of factors affecting in-use diesel vehicle emissions, quantify them where possible, and assess alternative mitigation options to assist decision making in developing countries.

Additional information:

  • Overview of Project

  • Jitu Shah's presentation on the Project
  • PCFV launches UNEP Clean Fleet Management Toolkit in Bangkok BAQ, Nov 2008

    The Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV) launched its "Clean Fleet Management Toolkit" in Asia at the BAQ 2008 pre-event on 11 November 2008. The meeting was attended by 20 participants from Fleet Managers, Company Executives, Government representatives, NGO's and Academics from 11 Asian countries. CAI-Asia, who partnered with the PCFV in hosting the workshop, also made available 4 of its country Network coordinators for the training.


    Sustainable Urban Transport Project - Asia

    SUTP-Asia, in cooperation with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), CITYNET and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, aims to help developiong Asian cities achieve their sustainable transport goals, through the dissemination of information about relevant international experience and targeted work with particular cities.

    Vehicle Emissions Reduction

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vehicle Emissions Reduction website was the result of a Regional Technical Assistance initiated by ADB in November 2000. The site has since become an important partner of the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia), a regional network jointly launched by ADB and the World Bank in 2001.

    Mongolia Signs Agreement to Promote Clean Fuels and Vehicles

    The Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism, Mongolia signed an agreement with the PCFV in December 2008 for the promotion of clean fuels and vehicles.
    A Fuel Road map for low sulphur fuels, which will allow the introduction of vehicle and vehicle emission standards for better air quality, is expected.




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