A report for the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) has confirmed that fuel economy regulations are markedly effective in decreasing overall fuel consumption by LDVs (light duty vehicles) without hampering overall performance or usage, but are not being implemented widely enough to secure the GFEI’s 2030 fuel economy target.
Brussels, 27 May 2016
17 April 2015: A communiqué signed by the members of the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform group calls for countries to prioritize the phase-out of fossil-fuel subsidies ahead of the Paris Climate Change Conference. The Friends are urging all governments to endorse the statement; France and the US are the first countries outside the Friends groups to do so.
Understanding uncertainties and different outcomes for GHG emission scenarios by various studies is important for gaining insight in the transport sector’s role in climate change mitigation. This is useful for example in the context of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, that some countries are expected to communicate to the UNFCCC in 2015.