Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

The Global Fuel Economy Initiative signatories will work to secure real improvements in fuel economy across the world. It has set itself three key challenges over the next three years, as well as outlining more specific targets as part of its roadmap for achieving them. For example, to have engaged a further four countries in the in-country policy support toolkit work with which it is already working in Chile, Ethiopia, Kenya and Indonesia. Through this sort of activity GFEI aims to secure a 50% improvement in the fuel economy of all new cars by 2030.

Implementation methodologies

The GFEI is working with government regulators and their partners worldwide to help them to develop measures to improve automotive fuel economy. The GFEI will continue to focus on three key areas of work policy support, outreach and research and analysis. GFEI partners support countries that account for more than 85 percent of present new vehicle sales as well as emerging countries that are experiencing rapidly rising car sales. Assistance includes the online GFEI Tool that was designed to answer basic questions about what auto fuel economy is, what governments are doing to reduce emissions, the role of technology, and how policy makers can start to promote cleaner, more efficient cars. Technical assistance also includes simulation modeling forecasts on the cost and feasibility of energy efficiency technologies. GFEI will also seek to improve global understanding of fuel economy through research, data development and modeling, in particular to help individual countries and regions to develop policy which is best suited to them. GFEI will also continue to raise awareness of the issue of fuel economy, to interact with global and regional policy development processes, and to develop working partnerships with other key stakeholders to promote this agenda also.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
FIA Foundation
International Energy Agency (IEA)
International Transport Forum of the OECD (ITF)
International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)
A working fleet projection model for each country
Increased global awareness of fuel economy
Upwards of 20 countries engaged in fuel economy toolkit work
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Resources devoted to implementation
Financing (in USD)
1,000,000 USD
Other, please specify
The five signatories to this voluntary commitment will contribute substantial in-kind support to these activities including staff time, office facilities and other resources.The signatories to this voluntary commitment are extremely well-informed on the i
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 2 May
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
Action Network
Location: global
Date of completion: 2015
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
Sheila Watson,

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