Clean Fuels And Vehicles

By 2035, there will be more than one billion vehicles in Asia, with an accompanying 400 percent rise in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The gains that have been made in curbing air pollution will be offset by the increase in vehicle numbers. To address this issue, there is a need for tighter vehicle-emission, and fuel-quality standards for all vehicles in tandem with improved fuel-economy standards, policies and programs.

Clean Air Asia’s Clean Fuels and Vehicles Program is supporting countries in the development, strengthening and implementation of fuel-quality, vehicle-emission, and fuel-economy standards. It has created venues – such as the ASEAN Forum for Clean Fuels and Vehicles –  that bring together governments, the private sector, development agencies, investors and civil society to advance policies at the regional level.

The Clean Fuels and Vehicles Program has three work streams:

Facilitating the adoption of tighter vehicle-emission and fuel standards in Asian countries: Clean Air Asia is working with national governments, industry and other stakeholders on the introduction of tighter standards with the aim of harmonizing standards throughout Asia.

Strengthening policy frameworks for the effective management of in-use vehicles: Clean Air Asia is working with governments to improve vehicle inspection and maintenance systems, restrict imports and sales of polluting second-hand vehicles and engines, and phase out polluting vehicles.

Introducing clean fleet management programs for public and private fleet operators: Clean Air Asia is developing tailored toolkits for bus and truck fleets, developing clean fleet management programs for bus, truck, corporate, government and other fleets, and building partner networks through which the programs can be rolled out.

Contact Persons:

Kathleen Kathleen Dematera, Transport Program Coordinator: [email protected]
Glynda Bathan, Deputy Executive Director: [email protected]


Blacksmith Institute
FIA Foundation
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Maschinenbau Haldenwang GmbH & Co KG (MAHA)
Shakti Foundation
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Philippine Business for Environment
World Bank