Public-Private partnership to double vehicle efficiency

High-Impact Area: Energy

Problem: On the basis of existing technologies, huge gains could be made in vehicle fuel economy, gains that could help every country, but particularly those in the developing world, to address the pressing issues of climate change, energy security and sustainable mobility.

Objective: By September, 20 additional countries and 5 to 10 private sector partners, especially from the oil and vehicles industries, join the Global Fuel Economy Initiative and commit to a goal of doubling vehicle efficiency by 2030. By putting in place fuel economy policies in all countries, more than 1 Gt of CO2 emissions per year could be avoided by 2030 and over 2 Gt by 2050. These emissions reductions will be achieved if the global fleet doubles its efficiency – going from 8l/100km to 4l/100km.

Going Forward: This collaboration can transform the investment landscape for building efficiency projects and deliver new jobs, reduced energy costs, and increased economic productivity. Additional government and business partners who share this objective are welcome to join;


UN Focal Point for Summit:

UNEP, Achim Steiner (Contact: Merlyn Van Voore

For more information on Global Fuel Economy Initiative and its initiative to double fuel economy, please see:

Interview with Sheila Watson, Executive Secretary of the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (coming soon)