The Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) held its largest-ever global training and networking event in Paris on June 9th and 10th 2016. Over 70 participants attended from some fifty countries, including many countries that made commitments to improving fuel economy as part of the COP21 climate agreement. The event presented a unique opportunity for participants to learn from GFEI experts, exchange lessons learned and build momentum for implementing new fuel economy policies.
Sheila Watson, GFEI Executive Secretary, and Deputy Director of the FIA Foundation said “Our global training event is always exciting, as we bring together global experts, implementing partners and country policy makers to share experiences, understand emerging challenges and find new ways to accelerate progress in improving fuel economy. The energy in the meeting this year was particularly inspiring, with a real commitment to implementing policy change.”
The training covered a range of topics, including an introduction to fuel economy concepts, in-depth training on fuel economy trends and developing country baselines to assess progress and inform cost-benefit analysis of different options. This year, the sessions also covered compliance and enforcement and expert panels on HDVs and electric vehicles.
The event was held in collaboration with the Transport stream of the IEA’s Energy Efficiency training week. To view the presentations from the event please click here.