#SDGAction2334
Promote and support the reduction of PM/BC emissions from transport through the introduction of cleaner, low sulphur fuels and cleaner vehicles through adoption of vehicle emissions standards
Description/achievement of initiative

Major health benefits through improved urban air quality (especially reduction of small particulate matter) will be achieved. The objective is that in 10 years’ time, all developing and transition countries will have introduced low sulphur fuels (50ppm and below) and vehicle standards leading to reduced urban particulate matter by between 50-80%.
Expected co-benefits included:
• Reduced energy dependency
• Significant reduction of Black Carbon (BC), a potent short lived climate forcer

Implementation methodologies

UNEP and the Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles will work with and support governments to put in place fuel and vehicle policies and standards that improve air quality.
The main activities will include:
• Raising awareness
• Building capacity
• Providing technical and financial support
• Networking for sharing best practices and case studies
• Providing experts to support standards development

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Partner(s)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on behalf of the Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV)
Progress reports
2015
Central & Eastern Europe to be at 50ppm fuels or lower with Euro 4 vehicle standards (except Belarus & Ukraine)
2018
Asia to be at 50ppm fuels or lower with Euro 4 vehicle standards (excluding Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar, North Korea & Pakistan)
2020
Africa to be at 50ppm fuels or lower with Euro 4 vehicle standards
2022
Latin America and the Caribbean to be at 50ppm fuels or lower with Euro 4 vehicle standards & Middle East & West Asia to be at 50ppm fuels or lower with Euro 4 vehicle standards
Financing (in USD)
25,000,000 USD
In-kind contribution
National Governments support and UNEP
Staff / Technical expertise
Partners expertise and support

Basic information
Time-frame: 0000-00-00 - 2022
Partners
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on behalf of the Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV)
Countries
Contact information
Rob de Jong, Unit Head, Transport Unit / The Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles Clearing-House Head, pcfv@unep.org
United Nations