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
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
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on behalf of the Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV)