At a major intersection in Jakarta, Indonesia during a recent morning rush hour, a low rumble permeates the sticky air. Dozens of motorbikes and scooters idle impatiently at a stoplight. As the light turns green, the rumble crescendos into an ear-splitting drone as the two-wheelers accelerate away.
Officials from across the South-East Asian region joined together for an online workshop on 27th January 2021 to discuss steps to improve vehicle efficiency. Participants included representatives from the ASEAN Secretariat and all ten ASEAN Member States, namely, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The event was organised by GFEI partner the International Transport Forum (ITF) in conjunction with the UN Environment Programme.