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GFEI action for more fuel efficient vehicles: COP23 Update

GFEI action for more fuel efficient vehicles: COP23 Update

Full Title: GFEI action for more fuel efficient vehicles: COP23 Update
Publisher(s): Global Fuel Economy Initiative
Publication Date: November 1, 2017
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Description (excerpt):

At COP21 in Paris, the Global Fuel Economy Initiative committed to extending practical support to 100 countries to implement policies to promote cleaner, more efficient vehicles. By COP23, thanks to new funding from the FIA Foundation, European Commission and Global Environment Facility, GFEI have increased in-country support to over 65 developing and emerging economies, and engage many more through the G20 (Transport Task Group) and OECD.

Unprecedented global action is needed across the transport sector to cut CO2 emissions if we are to achieve the Paris Agreement goal of limiting temperature rises to 1.5 degrees. GFEI is accelerating policy change, and expanding our focus to support efforts to improve the fuel consumption of Heavy Duty Vehicles (HDVs), and integrate Electric Vehicles (EVs) into vehicle fuel economy policy frameworks.

Fuel economy policies are a key transport commitment in the climate NDCs of many countries. GFEI’s provides capacity building support and guidance for governments which is tailored to the vehicle fleet and patterns of sales in their country, in the context of wider sustainable transport initiatives. This includes capacity building across many new countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia and expert input into formal policy consultations in countries such as China, the EU and Australia.

All statements and/or propositions in discussion prompts are meant exclusively to stimulate discussion and do not represent the views of, its Partners, Topic Directors or Experts, nor of any individual or organization. Comments by and opinions of Expert participants are their own.

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