Supporting the Development of Policies for Low Sulphur Fuels and Clean HDV Emissions in Bangladesh and Viet Nam

Building on the current strategic partnership with Clean Air Asia, UNEP agrees to cooperate with Clean Air Asia in Supporting the Development of Policies for Low Sulphur Fuels and Clean HDV Emissions in Bangladesh and Viet Nam”.

Previous partnership between UNEP and Bangladesh supported the coming together of government, the petroleum industry and other stakeholders to discuss how to achieve low sulphur diesel usage in the country and introduce vehicle standards and technologies in Bangladesh.

The ongoing partnership between UNEP and Viet Nam supported the formation of a national auto steering group, the review of existing vehicle-related national policies, building of a vehicle stock database for 2005, 2008 and 2010, and drafting of fuel economy regulations for motorcycles, mopeds and light duty vehicles(LDV).

Viet Nam has also developed a fuel quality and LDV emission roadmap. Under the roadmap, cars will be required to comply with Euro 4 emission standards by 2017 with further tightening to Euro 5 emission standards starting 2022. Prior to this, the Government has targeted improving fuel quality standards by leapfrogging to Euro 4-equivalent fuel in 2016 and to Euro 5-equivalent fuel by 2021.

The objective of this project is to build on these partnerships by reducing black carbon emissions in Viet Nam and Bangladesh by supporting the implementation and/or development of low sulphur fuel policies and clean vehicle emission standards, consistent with UNEP Transport Unit, PCFV and CCAC objectives.

Donor:UNEP-PCFV

Duration: Mar 2013 – Dec 2014

Clean Air Asia contact:
Chee-Anne Roño, ritchie.rono(at)cleanairasia.org