SEforAll: Energy and Transport


Name of initiative SEforAll: Energy and Transport
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address
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Starting year 2014
End year
Secretariat Sheila Watson, Executive Secretary, GFEI , 60 Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DS, United Kingdom, e-mail: ;, Phone: 0207 7475183
Organisational structure The same as the "Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI)".

This Accelerator is part of a the "SE4All:Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform", from which cities, regions and countries choose for their engagement in the framework of Sustainable Energy for All.

Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation GFEI
Type of lead organisation NGO/Civil Society
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United Kingdom


Description Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Accelerator is integrated in the Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform, a flagship programme of the S4all Initiative: Governments joining the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) under this accelerator are committing to develop national fuel economy policies. Currently engaged with a total of 20 countries in the four regions.
Objectives The GFEI target is to double the efficiency of all new vehicles by 2030 and the complete global vehicle fleet by 2050 – from 8 liters per 100 km to 4 liters per 100 km.
Activities Governments joining the Global Fuel Economy Initiative under this accelerator are committing to develop national fuel economy policies, with support from the private sector and NGOs at national level, and globally by international finance institutions, UN agencies and donors.
One or two success stories achieved 1) GFEI has been working with Mauritius since 2010. Since then, Mauritius have introduced a series of measures to improve fuel economy, including a feebate scheme which incentivised vehicles with lower emissions. These incentives resulted in an immediate shift to cleaner and more efficient cars. Fuel economy improved from an average of 7 L/100km in 2005 to 6.6 L/100km in 2013 and 5.8 L/100km in 2014. GFEI is currently working with Mauritius to monitor the ongoing impact, propose additional policy measures for light and heavy duty vehicles and replicate the scheme in the region. This year the government replaced the feebate tax system with a new tax structure to further encourage importation of electric and more efficient vehicles. Lessons learned from Mauritius are used in almost all other GFEI country projects.

2) The United Arab Emirates have formally announced plans for a new fuel economy standard. The proposals are based on the US CAFE standards. When adopted by the UAE Cabinet, the proposed standard has the potential to deliver annual fuel savings to UAE households worth Dh9.5 billion ($2.6 billion), representing carbon savings equivalent to removing 4.5 million cars from the UAE’s roads by 2035. GFEI partners provided technical support to the development of the vehicle fleet baseline and analysis for the country in 2015.

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Capacity building, Technical dialogue, Implementation
Activity of initiative Training and education, Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Knowledge production and innovation, Technical operational implementation (ex-post)
Comments on indicators and goals
How will goals be achieved
Have you changed or strenghtened your goals
Progress towards the goals GFEI’s latest analysis suggests that average vehicle fuel economy has improved from 8.8 Lge/100km in 2005 to 7.8Lge/100km in 2013. GFEI will continue to track this globally with the latest data as it becomes available.

GFEI started in 2009 with four pilot countries. By COP21, the number had reached 26. At COP21 GFEI was able to announce the engagement of a further 40 new countries. Throughout 2016 GFEI has begun to support some of the countries which joined our work at COP21, whilst also continuing to highlight the importance of fuel economy for tackling climate change. The issues which GFEI addresses have been presented to key audiences at major conferences in Australia, the US, Germany, Brazil, the UK and Korea, as well as many regional and in-country workshops and training events.

The Global Fuel Economy Initiative held its largest ever global training and networking event in Paris on 9-10th June 2016. Over 70 participants attended from around fifty countries including many new countries that made commitments to improving fuel economy as part of the COP21 climate agreement. The event was hugely successful and an unrivalled opportunity for participants to learn from GFEI world-leading experts, as well as exchange lessons learned and build momentum to implement new fuel economy policies. The event brought together participants from all around the world, including G20 countries such as Canada, France, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Indonesia, as well as developing countries such as Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Costa Rica, Panama, Malaysia and Vietnam. The training included expert input and analysis on a range of topics, including an introduction to fuel economy concepts, in-depth training on fuel economy trends and developing country baselines to assess progress and inform cost-benefit analysis of different options.

GFEI has held workshops this year in Kenya, South Africa, Botswana, Malaysia, the Philippines, Peru, Jamaica, Macedonia with events planned in Liberia, Ghana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi amongst others.

How are you tracking progress of your initiative GFEI tracks progress on average fuel economy globally by publishing a monitoring report every 2 years which is produced by the IEA.

In addition, we also track the progress of our country support, as we provide support for in-country workshops, baseline studies and policy options for government. We have produced a Global Fuel Economy: COP22 update that summarizes this progress.

Available reporting New report:


Participants Number Names
Members 40  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 40 Bangladesh,  Chile,  Costa Rica,  Ethiopiha,  Indonesia,  Nepal,  Serbia,  Sri Lanka. Uruguay,  Vietnam,  a.o.
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


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Not only have national states as participators