APEC Working Group Releases Review of Thailand's Energy Efficiency Policies in Transport
The Global Fuel Economy Initiative, through UNEP’s Transport Unit, contributed to the Expert Committee that reviewed and provided recommendations to Thailand's Energy Efficiency Policies in Transport.
The Review was conducted as part of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation's (APEC) Energy Efficiency objectives, agreed by APEC leaders in their 2007 meeting. The review was facilitated by the Thailand Ministry of Energy and the Asia Pacific Energy Research Center (APERC) based in Japan. Thailand is now implementing its eco-sticker program to promote cleaner and more efficient fuels and vehicles. In addition, the government is also starting to implement a revised taxation scheme for vehicle to favour efficient vehicles including hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles.
The report includes specific sections on Vehicle Fuel Economy Labeling and Standards, including background information and recommendations to further improve the country's policies. The full report is available here.