Improving Fuel Quality and Vehicle Emission Standards

In 2003, Clean Air Asia organized the Dialogue for Cleaner Fuels and Vehicles in Asia with support from the Asian Development Bank and which led to the Singapore Statement supported by 12 major international and local oil companies. This led to the development of the Roadmap for Cleaner Fuels and Vehicles in Asia launched in 2008. The Asia Roadmap was designed to provide decision makers with up-to-date information on how to clean up fuels in Asia by developing their own road maps. This regional road map discusses the interaction between fuels and vehicle technologies and the approaches that Asian refineries can take to produce cleaner fuels, with recommended next steps.

Guided by this regional roadmap, Clean Air Asia has worked with national governments of Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnamto push for a policy roadmap to improve emission standards for new and in-use vehicles and improve fuel quality.

Clean Air Asia also engages in regional dialogues in ASEAN to promote harmonization of policies and standards for fuel quality and vehicle emissions.

Clean Air Asia regularly collects fuels, vehicles and automotive fuel efficiency data in 29 countries to provide information to policymakers and researchers on fuel quality specifications.

Related links:
UNEP Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles

Donor and Partner:
UNEP Transport Unit

Chee Anne Roño, ritchie.rono(at)