UNEP Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) Jamaica Project

Background UNEP has implemented a Sustainable Low Emissions Transport project to support countries, particularly economies in transition by helping to create an enabling environment that will lead to the development and implementation of cleaner and more efficient national fuel economy and vehicle policies. The Project, Stabilizing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Road Transport through Doubling of Global Vehicle Fuel Economy started in Jamaica in April 2015 through a partnership with the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation and the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.) which is the local implementing partner supported by regional partners Centro Mario Molina Chile (CMMCh) and CEGESTI based in Costa Rica. The first step to establishing fuel economy policy measures involves the setting of a vehicle emissions baseline which will help to evaluate the status quo, define future average fuel economy targets and measure the progress of weighted average fuel economy of newly registered cars.

Global Fuel Economy Initiative- Baseline Brief

The objective of the UNEP-Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI): Jamaica Country Project is to encourage the use of vehicle policies, to strategize and transform the transport sector in developing countries. The aim to help these transport sectors become more sustainable, with low emissions by acquiring more fuel-efficient vehicles, which will improve public health, given the reduction in Green House Gas (GHG) emissions.

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National Workshop to Present Light Weight Vehicle Baseline and Analysis with Recommendations

Stabilizing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Road Transport through Doubling of Global Vehicle Fuel Economy The Workshop was held on June 27, 2016, at the Knutsford Court Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica. The target audience was achieved with thirty stakeholders from key agencies and institutions in the energy and transportation sectors in attendance. Majority of the attendees had attended the Project Launch and National Capacity Building Workshop held July 28-30, 2015, so they had a strong appreciation of the subject. The purpose for this national Workshop was to present the results of the baseline study; to offer an introductory training in using the Fuel Economy Policy Implementation Tool (FEPIT), and to share experiences in Costa Rica and Chile regarding their baseline results and the recommendations from their FEPIT exercise. The session was chaired by Dr. Ruth Potopsingh, Project Lead from the University of Technology Jamaica (UTech Ja.), who in the opening, gave a very brief overview of the project and milestones achieved to date.

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