Clean fuels and vehicles toolkit synthesis
The transport sector is a major source of air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions. These emissions are set to increase sharply as the global vehicle fleet is projected to grow to between 2 and 3 billion vehicles by 2050 – with almost all of this growth taking place in developing and transitional countries. The sector remains the main source of urban air pollution in many developing and transitional countries, contributing over 50% of urban air pollution in many cities. The key pollutant is fine particulate matter causing an estimated 3.2 million premature deaths annually, with the transport sector being a major contributor. One component of particulate matter, black carbon, is an important climate pollutant. In addition, the sector contributes nearly one quarter of global carbon dioxide emissions. This share is set to rise to at least one third by 2050 unless significant steps are taken.
This toolkit will assist developing and transitional countries to establish a systems approach to clean fuels and vehicles regulations. The toolkit will support countries to introduce 50 ppm and lower sulfur fuels, import lower emitting and more efficient vehicle technologies, establish vehicle emissions control roadmaps and ultimately improve air quality and human health in these countries. The toolkit will also contain specific case examples for developing and transitional countries to integrate cleaner fuels and vehicles emission standards.
Access the toolkit synthesis report here: Clean fuels and vehicles toolkit synthesis
Access the full toolkit here: Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV) regulatory toolkit
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