Supporting Fuel Economy in South-East Asia

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The Global Fuel Economy Initiative provided support for the ASEAN Experts Meeting on Fuel Economy on 3 March 2016 in Manila.

The meeting was organized to support South-East Asian countries to implement fuel economy policies in line with the Kuala Lumpur Strategic Transport Master Plan of the ASEAN Ministers of Transport adopted in December 2015, and the ASEAN Centre of Energy’s Energy Efficiency Action Plan. Both policy documents explicitly refer to fuel economy policy development in the ASEAN.

The meeting also focused on fuel economy labeling, as the Philippines is developing its fuel economy labeling scheme, and other related policies. Thailand and Vietnam shared their experiences in implementing fuel economy policies, including labeling. The Ministries of Industry of Indonesia, and Malaysia represented by the Malaysia Automotive Institute also participated and are keen to develop their own fuel economy policies. GFEI Partners UNEP, UC Davis and ICCT provided technical support to the meeting.