Global fuel economy initiative

There can be no doubt about the scale of the challenge of tackling man-made climate change and, in particular, the role played by transport. The global car fleet is predicted to triple by 2050, with over 80 per cent of the increase coming in the developing world. At the same time, the global economy continues to face huge difficulties. Our challenge is to find a way to reconcile legitimate aspirations for mobility and economic recovery with an ambitious reduction in carbon dioxide from cars worldwide.

The Global Fuel Economy Initiative promotes the introduction of cleaner, more energy efficient vehicles in developing and transitional countries. While most developed countries have auto fuel efficiency policies in place, very few developing and emerging economies have formally adopted such standards. The objective of the GFEI is to help stabilize greenhouse gas emissions from the global light duty vehicle fleet through a 50 per cent improvement of vehicle fuel efficiency worldwide by 2050.

The Global Fuel Economy Initiative is a collaboration between UN Environment, the International Energy Agency, the University of California at Davis, the International Council on Clean Transportation, the International Transport Forum and the FIA Foundation.

For more information, please visit the GFEI website.


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