18 March 2019 –  The ASEAN Regional Strategy on Sustainable Land Transport, the ASEAN Fuel Economy Roadmap for the Transport Sector as well as Guidelines for Sustainable Land Transport Indicators are now published on the ASEAN website. The ASEAN Transport Ministers adopted these regional guidance documents at their 24th Meeting in November 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. These documents are the landmarks of ASEAN’s efforts in advancing sustainable transport in the region to improve energy efficiency and enhance climate change mitigation.

The ASEAN Regional Strategy on Sustainable Land Transport provides ASEAN Member States with guidance to develop their national-level action plans and recommended actions to further intensify regional cooperation towards sustainable land transport. The recommendations and guidance are designed to help achieving the vision for ASEAN to advance towards a transport system that is equitable, efficient, safe and clean, which is in line with global sustainable development and climate change objectives, and provides access to opportunities as well as fosters regional inclusive growth and development.

The ASEAN Fuel Economy Roadmap for Transport Sector 2018 – 2025 has the vision of transforming the ASEAN Light Duty Vehicles (LDVs) market to be more fuel-efficient. This Roadmap sets six (6) aspirational goals and twelve (12) recommended actions to help ASEAN in moving towards this vision, with the particular aim to reduce the average fuel consumption of new light-duty vehicles sold in ASEAN by 26% between 2015 and 2025.

The Guidelines for Sustainable Land Transport Indicators on Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions in ASEAN present a set of 33 indicators that reflect the sustainability aspects of land transport. Such indicators are critical in measuring the impacts of sustainable land transport initiatives and in providing better understanding of the underlying factors of the sustainable land transport performance in ASEAN.

The three sustainable transport documents were developed by ASEAN under support of the ASEAN – German Technical Cooperation Project on “Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Mitigation in the Land Transport Sector of the ASEAN Region” implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH with funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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