Description/achievement of initiative
The Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) promotes fuel efficiency in cars and light duty vans, through the adoption of the cost effective fuel efficiency technologies.GFEI has set a target of improving the average fuel economy (in litres/100km terms) for the global light duty vehicle fleet by at least 50% by 2050 (what we call ‘50by50’) and by 2030 for new vehicles. These fuel efficiency gains would save 33Gt of CO2 by 2050 and $2 trillion by 2025, money which could be used to support the transition to electric vehicles.
GFEI offers support to governments to help them develop fuel economy policies. This includes support to undertake a baseline analysis of the vehicle fleet, to develop fuel economy policy options and to implement proposals.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
GFEI has developed an 'autotool', which provides a useful resource to share experiences: http://www.unep.org/transport/gfei/autotool/basic.asp In addition, GFEI carries out national workshops with key stakeholders, and regional and global training and networking events to share experiences and pass on knowledge.
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
The FIA Foundation hosts the secretariat, and UNEP co-ordinates in-country support for GFEI countries projects. In addition, other partners actively support research and analysis and provide advice and support for governments wanting to implement fuel economy policies.
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
International Transport Forum (ITF)
International Energy Agency (IEA)
International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)
Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) , University of California, Davis
Global Environmental Facility