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Clean Air Asia is promoting fuel economy for the Southeast Asian region in line with the Global Fuel Economy Initiative, which aims for an improvement of 50% worldwide by 2050 in average fuel economy (reduction in fuel consumption per kilometer).
A survey on fuel economy in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) was conducted to assist member countries in adopting a pro-active approach to promote fuel economy by establishing a common framework on policies and measures. This survey was carried out by Clean Air Asia with funding from FIA Foundation in support of the Global Fuel Economy Initiative. The survey results was launched at the Fifth Regional EST Forum in Bangkok, Thailand on 24 August 2010. See copy of the press release.
Stakeholders and key vehicle manufacturers in Indonesia met last 3-4 October 2012 for the presentation of the initial findings of the Cost-Benefit Analysis on Fuel Quality and Fuel Economy, undertaken by the Ministry of Environment of Indonesia, together with its project partners that includes Forum Udara Bersih Indonesia (a Clean Air Asia country network in Indonesia). A summary of the report may be downloaded here.
In partnership with the Office of the President through its Presidential Assistant for Climate Change and the Department of Energy, Clean Air Asia organized a series of multi-stakeholder meetings to promote fuel economy in the Philippines. It was recommended during the last meeting attended by international experts that the Technical Committee 44, comprised mainly of the representatives from the Committee on Harmonization of Vehicle Standards and Regulations, serve as the platform for institutionalizing national fuel economy standards in the Philippines.
The Vietnam Ministry of Transport and Vietnam Register, together with the Vietnam Clean Air Partnership (a Clean Air Asia country network in Vietnam) convened various stakeholders for fuel economy standards discussions. Last 18 September 2012, a draft national Technical Regulation on Fuel Consumption of Motorcycles and Mopeds and the draft national Regulations on Fuel Consumption of Light-Duty Vehicles were presented.
Final regulations on size- and mass-based standards is expected to be submitted to the national government at the end of 2012, pending further discussions with relevant stakeholders.
Clean Air Asia conducted discussions with ASEAN officials and organized a workshop during the UNCRD Environmentally Sustainable Transport Forum in August 2010 to inform relevant stakeholders on the fuel economy study results, obtain a general agreement among the ASEAN member countries on a framework for implementing fuel economy policies and measures in the region and establish a fuel economy stakeholder group in ASEAN.
Better Air Quality Conferences
- BAQ 2008, Thailand: Pre-Event Session on Vehicle Fuel Economy.
- BAQ 2010, Singapore: Breakout Session on Vehicle Fuel Economy. View article here. Presentations may be downloaded here.
Global Fuel Economy Initiative
International Energy Agency
International Transport Forum
UNEP Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles
Clean Air Asia contact:
Ritchie (Chee) Anne Roño, ritchie.rono(at)cleanairasia.org