Geneva, Switzerland - The FIA has called on the United Nations to adopt the first-ever worldwide target for CO2 emissions in passenger cars.
At its General Assembly in Paris earlier this week, the FIA and its member clubs worldwide unanimously agreed to a Declaration which sets a global CO2 emissions benchmark of 140g/km for passenger cars as part of a new international framework for less environmentally-damaging motoring.
FIA President Max Mosley is calling for a coherent international strategy to reduce both the toxic emissions and the carbon intensity of the automotive sector. â€œThe FIA considers that a serious rethink on fuel economy and CO2 reduction is required across the motor vehicle sector worldwide. The FIA is proposing a global framework which will create a level playing field allowing manufacturers and governments across different markets and regions to work together on this problem,â€ he said.
The key measure of adopting a non-mandatory global CO2 emissions benchmark of 140g/km for passenger cars would ensure that progress in fuel efficiency of new motor vehicles across markets all around the world could be assessed so that decision makers can work towards cost-effective environmental policies for the automotive sector.
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Press release from FIA