There can be no doubt about the scale of the global challenge of tackling man-made climate change and, in particular, the role played by transport. With a global car fleet predicted to triple by 2050 and with a global economy facing huge difficulties, we have to find ways to reconcile legitimate aspirations for mobility with an ambitious reduction in CO2 emissions from cars worldwide, and global economic recovery. Maximising fuel efficiency in the on-road fleet is essential to this, with experts suggesting that just by using the existing cost effective technologies in all vehicles we could halve CO2 emissions from the global car fleet by 2050.

The Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) exists to assist governments and transport stakeholders promote greater fuel economy. Using the skills and expertise of the GFEI partners (The International Energy Agency (IEA), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), International Transport Forum of the OECD (ITF), International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), Institute for Transportation Studies at UC Davis, and the FIA Foundation), the GFEI Toolkit team are able to establish a baseline in each country; present policy options and case studies; and enable all stakeholders to engage in the policy process. Countries such as Indonesia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Chile are already taking part in this policy development process, and we want to share their experiences with others.

We also work in global policy processes - such as the UNFCCC, G20 and Post 2015 framework – to promote fuel economy as part of energy efficiency, whilst backing-up this advocacy and capacity building with cutting edge research.

GFEI Timeline

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This timeline picks out a number of key events since GFEI was established in 2009, including major reports, political commitments, and new policies and standards to improve fuel economy.

Click here to view the GFEI Timeline

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The 3 core activities of the GFEI are:

  1. Data and research analysis of fuel economy potentials by country and region;
  2. In-country capacity-building support for national and regional policy-making efforts;
  3. Outreach and awareness campaigns raising to stakeholders (e.g. vehicle manufacturers);

Who we are

UNEP

Africa

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
P.O. Box 30552
Nairobi
Kenya

FIA Foundation (Hosts Secretariat)

Europe

60 Trafalgar Square
London
WC2N 5DS
United Kingdom

ITS UC Davies

North America

Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS)
University of California,
Davis 1605 Tilia Street,
Suite 100 Davis,
CA 95616
United States of America

ICCT

North America

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)
1225 I Street NW Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
United States of America

ITF

Europe

International Transport Forum (ITF)
2 rue Andre Pascal
F-75775 PARIS CEDEX 16
France

IEA

Europe

International Energy Agency (IEA)
9, Rue de la Federation
Paris 75015
France

With the Support of

Global Environment Facility

GEF
European Union

European Union

EU

Secretariat

Sheila Watson

Sheila Watson

Executive Secretary, GFEI | Bio
Béatrice Dumaswala

Béatrice Dumaswala

Logistics Officer, GFEI | Bio
Richard Clarke

Richard Clarke

Researcher, GFEI

Partners

Rob de Jong

Rob de Jong

UNEP | Bio
Bert Fabian

Bert Fabian

UNEP | Bio
Stephen Perkins

Stephen Perkins

OECD/ITF | Bio
Pierpaolo Cazzola

Pierpaolo Cazzola

IEA | Bio
Drew Kodjak

Drew Kodjak

ICCT | Bio
Lewis Fulton

Lewis Fulton

ITS | Bio

Advisory Group Members

Michael Walsh

Michael Walsh

Member | Bio
Steven Plotkin

Steven Plotkin

Member | Bio
Anumita Roychowdhury

Anumita Roychowdhury

Member | Bio

Contact Group

ACEA

ACEA

Contact Group

Ivan Hodac
Secretary General

Bosch

Bosch

Contact Group

Kai Lücke
Corporate Department
External Affairs, Governmental and Political Relations

Centro Mario Molina Chile

Centro Mario Molina Chile

Contact Group

Gianni Lopez
Director

Clean Air Asia

Clean Air Asia

Contact Group

Bjarne Pedersen
Executive Director

EC

EC

Contact Group

Malgorzata Golebiewska
Policy Officer (Transport and Ozone)

Exxonmobil

Exxonmobil

Contact Group

Environmental Business Planning and Health Advisor

FIA

FIA

Contact Group

Susan Pikrallidas
Secretary General
Mobility

JAMA

JAMA

Contact Group

Hirotsugo Maruyama
(Chairman, Climate Change Subcommittee JAMA)

Michelin

Michelin

Contact Group

Antoine Feral
Public Affairs Manager

NRDC

NRDC

Contact Group
REC

REC

Contact Group

Marta Szigeti Bonifert
Executive Director

Shell

Shell

Contact Group
T & E

T & E

Contact Group

Arne Richters
Programme Manager