IPIECA, a founding PCFV partner and donor, hosted the 11th Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV) meeting in London on 6 and 7 June 2016. During the two-day meeting, participants had the opportunity to discuss the progress towards achieving the two main PCFV goals; the lead phase-out in gasoline and fuel desulphurization campaigns.
The meeting was well-attended, with 44 participants including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), US Environmental Protection Agency, Environment Canada, FIA Foundation, Clean Air Asia, Afton Chemical, Regional Environmental Centre (REC), Petroleum Institute of East Africa (PIEA), Manufacturers of Emission Control Association (MECA), National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA), other participants such as the Ministry of Environment of Nigeria and Congo, European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE), Centro Mario Molina, African Refineries Association (ARA), and NGOs from North and Latin America, Africa and Asia.
To date, there are only three countries that need to phase out leaded petrol worldwide; Algeria, Iraq and Yemen. 23 countries moved to 50 parts per million (ppm) sulphur in fuels in the last two years and are adopting stricter emission controls on vehicles. During the meeting participants discussed the air quality issue and agreed on the PCFV programme of work for 2016-2017 which will continue on the desulphurization of fuels, focus on the inspection and maintenance programmes of second hand vehicles and the adoption of vehicle emission standards in developing countries. Participants also discussed the role of UNEP in the emerging issue of electric vehicles in light of UNEP’s new electric mobility programme to provide ground support in developing pilots and policies to promote the introduction of electric vehicles.
For the PCFV meeting presentations, please see here: http://www.unep.org/transport/new/pcfv/global/11gpm.asp
IPIECA will continue to support PCFV and is currently updating the 2006 guide Fuel Sulphur: strategies and options for enabling clean fuels and vehicles. The update will include the recent developments around the PCFV Sulphur campaign, PCFV regulatory toolkit and the Global Sulphur Strategy of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC).