UNEP Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV)

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Name of initiative UNEP Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV)
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address https://www.unenvironment.org/explore-topics/transport/what-we-do/partnership-clean-fuels-and-vehicles
Related initiatives
Starting year 2002
End year
Secretariat Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, United Nations Environment Programme, P.O Box 30552 Nairobi KENYA, Tel: (+254 20) 7624184, Email: pcfv@unep.org
Organisational structure Partnership structure with donors and partners from industry, gonverment, NGO, IO and others.
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation UN Environment
Type of lead organisation Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Kenya


Description The Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV) is the leading global public-private initiative to promote cleaner fuels and vehicles in developing and transition countries. The PCFV brings together 72 organizations representing developed and developing countries, the fuel and vehicle industries, civil society, and leading world experts on cleaner fuels and vehicles. Our partners combine their resources and efforts to achieve cleaner air and lower greenhouse gas emissions from road transport by applying fuel quality improvements and proven vehicle technologies in use in leading global auto markets.

The PCFV provides a range of technical, financial and networking support for governments and other stakeholders to reduce vehicle emissions, namely fine particulate matter, carbon monoxide, black carbon and nitrogen oxides, and improve fuel economy.

Objectives Following the successful ten-year campaign to end the use of leaded petrol on a global scale, the PCFV was re-launched in October 2012 in London with a renewed focus on 1) lead (global elimination in the 6 remaining countries using leaded petrol); 2) sulphur (lower sulphur levels in fuels, by improving refinery technology and/or fuel import standards).

No further quantified targets stated.

Activities - Low sulphur fuels are critical to lowering direct emissions of particulate matter from on-road traffic (that are of great concern due to their health impacts) and black carbon emissions (an important climate pollutant).

- Support of developing countries in their efforts to improve fuel and vehicle technologies to maintain clean air - Generate educational programmes, and awareness campaigns; adapt economic and planning tools for clean fuels and vehicles analyses in local

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

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Function of initiative Implementation, Political dialogue, Technical dialogue
Activity of initiative Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Norms and standard setting, Goal setting (ex-ante)
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Participants Number Names
Members 91  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 18 Democratic Republic of Congo - Ministère de l'Environnement- Conservation de la Nature- Eaux et Forêts (DR Congo),  Environment and Climate Change (Canada),  European Commission (Belgium),  Ghana Environmental Protection Agency (Ghana),  Indonesian Ministry of Environment (Indonesia),  Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (Nigeria),  Mexico - Instituto Nacional de Ecologia (Mexico),  Mexico Office for Environment and Natural Resources (Mexico),  Ministry of Environmental Protection (China),  Ministry for Coordination of Environmental Affairs (Mozambique),  National Automotive Council - Ministry of Industry (Nigeria),  National Environment Management Authority (Kenya)

Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment - Project Directorate Biofuels (Netherlands),  Federal Ministry of Environment (Nigeria),  Standards Organization of Nigeria (Nigeria),  U.S. Agency for International Development (USA),  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USA). Yemen Environment Protection Authority

Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 73 UNEP,  and 72 organizations representing developed and developing countries,  the fuel and vehicle industries,  civil society,  and leading world experts on cleaner fuels and vehicles. As of February 2017,  73 partners had re-confirmed their interest,  and membership remains global. See: https://wedocs.unep.org/bitstream/handle/20.500.11822/17541/leadphaseoutreport.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


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Last update: 12 October 2020 12:35:08

Not only have national states as participators