GFEI working with Australian Government 



The GFEI co-hosted a high level seminar in Melbourne last week, to discuss options for the development of an Australian CO2 emissions standard for light vehicles.

Working with the Commonwealth Government, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV), and the Low Emission Vehicle Automotive Partnership (LEV), GFEI brought senior international experts together with key Australian stakeholders in this day-long event. Attendees were able to consider the implications for Australia of global trends and experience, and how this might inform the decisions which the Australian Government needs to take in order to deliver on their commitment to develop a CO2 emissions standard.

The conference was followed by two days of consultation, including meetings with the motoring clubs, NGOs and academia, the car manufacturers and the federal & state government representatives; the second day involved technical discussions with the expert group who are tasked with developing Australia’s emission standards.

Speaking after the event, Sheila Watson, Executive Secretary of GFEI said: ‘GFEI exists to offer support to any policymakers and stakeholders seeking to promote fuel economy in their countries. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with the Australian Government and their partners in this way, and we are looking forward to offering further support in the future.’  

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