Project Title

Policy Dialogue on Fuel Economy Platform 

Project Year

2017   

Project Number

PPSTI 03 2017A 

Project Session

Session 2   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

PPSTI 03 2017A 

Project Title

Policy Dialogue on Fuel Economy Platform 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: Energy Efficiency 

Project Year

2017 

Project Session

Session 2 

APEC Funding

98,850 

Co-funding Amount

9,000 

Total Project Value

107,850 

Sponsoring Forum

APEC Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation (PPSTI) 

Topics

Science and Technology 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

Energy Working Group (EWG) 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Thailand 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

China; Philippines; Chinese Taipei 

Expected Start Date

01/12/2017 

Expected Completion Date

30/11/2018 

Project Proponent Name 1

Dr Nuwong Chollacoop 

Job Title 1

Principal Researcher and Head of Renewable Energy Laboratory 

Organization 1

National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC) under National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) 

Postal Address 1

114 Thailand Science Park, Paholyothin Rd, Klong 1, Klong Luang, Pathumtani, 12120 Thailand 

Telephone 1

66-25646500 Extension 4700 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

nuwongc@mtec.or.th 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Dr Nuwong Chollacoop 

Project Summary

With rising concern on energy and environment worldwide, various economic sectors, especially transportation, have been subjected to energy efficiency improvement in order to utilize energy efficiently, as well as reduce greenhouse gas emission. With fast-growing vehicle population from emerging economies among non-OECD countries, fuel economy policy has been considered as a low-hanging fruit solution to deliver tangible outcome with minimal budget due to existing technological innovation. Since 2009, Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) has been launched to tackle this issue to improve vehicle fuel economy worldwide with many of APEC economies actively participating. This project will carry on the momentum to highlight existing fuel economy policy, namely information, regulation and incentive, which have been implemented in many economies. Lesson learned from the economies that already implemented those measures will be investigated and shared with those economies that currently have interest or in the initial phase to implement through workshop series. The project activities are as follows:

1) Selected economies will be invited attend technical training on theory of fuel economy through technological innovation with hand-on exercise on impact assessment.

2) Invited trainees will be followed to perform calculation with economy own data.

3) Same economies will be invited again to present the impact results with proposed plan to establish fuel economy initiative in his/her own economies.

Relevance

Transportation is a key infrastructure among all APEC economies, especially the emerging economies to support economic growth and prosperity. With sharp-rising vehicle population, energy efficient measure must be considered to address future energy and environment sustainability. Within existing technical innovation in vehicle technology, fuel economy policy can be easily implemented in any economy focusing on information (e.g. labeling of vehicle fuel consumption and CO2 emission as in EWG 05 2014A), regulation (e.g. mandating individual or average fuel consumption) or incentive (e.g. subsidizing vehicle with better fuel consumption or penalizing vehicle with poor fuel consumption). Of course, there is no one size fit all so the project seeks to analyze lessons learned, both technology and policy aspects, from economies already have fuel economy policy to share with economies with interest or beginning to implement fuel economy policy. Practical hand-on training on fuel economy theory and impact assessment will enable selected representatives from interested economies to initiate policy dialogue on fuel economy for future implementation.

This project can be classified as Rank 1 and 2 since the project deals with human development cooperation on capacity buidling (Rank 1) on the topic of energy efficiency (Rank 2) in transportation sector.

Objectives

This project aims to organize a training hand-on workshops with the following 4 key objectives to:

1)   Ensure trained participants will be able to conduct impact assessment on fuel economy policy in his/her own economies after the training.

2)  Create framework or platform for fuel economy among APEC economies following Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI).

3)  Develop recommendations for economies with trained participants on how fuel economy initiative can be established.

4) Increase knowledge and build capacity in impact assessment of fuel economy as one of the energy efficiency measure in transportation sector.

Alignment

This project supports the following APEC priorities, goals:

- APEC 2017 priority no.1 “Promoting Sustainable, Innovative and Inclusive Growth” with sustainable transportation

- APEC Leaders' 2016 Declarations, as well as 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development via energy efficiency in transportation for sustainable economic growth

- 2015 APEC Energy Ministerial Meeting on energy efficiency

- 2010 APEC Growth Strategy

The project will bring interested economies at various levels of fuel economy policy implementation together for sharing of lessons learned and best practices from already implemented economies under guidelines from international experts to develop recommendations for economies with interest to implement using concrete analysis on impact assessment. With already existing fuel economy policy, implementation mechanism can be customized for specific economies toward successful development.

The project also aligns with PPSTI Strategic Plan 2016-2025 to provide training for capacity building on impact assessment methodology in order for interested economies to analyze their own economies with lessons learned and best practices shared by international experts to arrive at policy recommendations on fuel economy platform.

TILF/ASF Justification

The project will support the capacity building needs of APEC developing economies starting from the network established in the completed EWG 05 2014A project (Review of the Design and Effectiveness of Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Labelling and Consumer Information Schemes) through an on-going effort of Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) and ASEAN Fuel Economy (FE) Platform. Those economies with initial interest to explore fuel economy policy dialogue will be encouraged to attend the training in order to learn technical tool to conduct impact assessment using own economies data in order to provide technical supporting data for policy maker in own economies.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: The project aim to deliver the following outputs:

1)  First, this project contractor will review and update status of vehicle labeling scheme among APEC economies in order to find a few best practices suitable for developing APEC economies. The finding will be presented at the 1st training workshop, as well as documented in final report, so the participants can understand the big picture and how might his/her economy adapt the best practice.

2) Second, the project will hold 1st training 2-day workshop with participants from all 11 APEC travel-eligible economies in order to learn necessary fuel economy tool for impact assessment of fuel economy policy. During the 1st day, each participant will be asked to present his/her knowledge and/or awareness of fuel economy related activity/policy in his/her own economy. Then, project contractor will present overview of APEC economies, as well as global initiatives and/or effort toward fuel economy policy implementation. On the 2nd day, the project contractor and experts will walk through step-by-step existing tool to assess impact from fuel economy policy, e.g. IEA FEPIT (Fuel Economy Policies Implementation Tool by International Energy Agency) with example so that participants can perform analysis back in his/her economies. Summary report of the 1st training 2-day workshop will be documented in final report.

3)  Third, the 2nd follow-up 2-day workshop will be held for the same 11 APEC travel-eligible economies, preferably same representative, to discuss their FEPIT analysis results. The representative will be asked to bring in necessary data from his/her own economy so that he/she can conduct analysis under guidance and help from project contractor and experts on the 1st day. Then on the 2nd day, each representative will present his/her analysis results, which would eventually lead to recommendations and action plans to establish fuel economy policy in own economies. Summary report of the 2nd follow-up 2-day workshop will be documented in final report.

4)  The final report consisting of the abovementioned content will be published. 

Outcomes: The project expects to serve as catalyst to stimulate discussion of fuel economy policy in those economies that are selected to receive training with step-by-step policy change toward better fuel economy vehicles in the market. Three components of fuel economy policy, namely vehicle labelling, financial incentive and fuel efficiency standard, are expected to be developed in those economies with various timeline depending on readiness of economies. Once in place, both economic and environmental benefits will be gained through less fuel expense and better air quality from transportation sector. 

Beneficiaries: The beneficiaries are:

1)  Those 11 economies that dispatch representative, either from related implementing authority (such as government officer from Ministry of Transportation or Ministry of Energy or Ministry of Industry) or from related academic/research institution, in order to ensure both technical backup and policy introduction. Prior experience with fuel economy policy is encouraged by the requirement that representative will need to give a presentation on fuel economy related activities in his/her own economy on the 1st day of the 1st training workshp. Of course, both genders are encouraged to be engaged staring from the networks of EWG 05 2014A, GFEI and ASEAN FE platform.

2)  Other economies, beside 11 economies that receive training, can get lessons learned or best practices on fuel economy policy introduction and implementation.

3)  The trainer core team, composed of fuel economy experts from APEC and non-APEC economies, will gain insight into impact assessment in various economies in order to develop appropriate mechanisms to promote fuel economy. Specifically, since each economy has different structure of fuel economy related stakeholders, appropriate mechanisms can be customized to target how each Ministry can interact in order to push forward fuel economy policy in respective economy.

In long term, economies with fuel economy policy can achieve lower fuel cost for consumers and less vehicle emission from better fuel efficient vehicle.

Dissemination

The results and outputs of the project will be disseminated in several forms to allow wide spreading of information. Final report including update status of vehicle labeling scheme among APEC economies, summary of 2 workshops and fuel economy analysis on 11 economies will be produced and published in hard copy and electronic file through the APEC Publications Database, which will be shared with all APEC economies and relevant APEC bodies such as PPSTI, EWG, EGEE&C. Potential use of the report may be extended to self training within economies later on. 

The target audience is mainly APEC member government officials and researchers in the area of fuel economy policy, but extends to all practitioners of fuel economy policy in APEC economies. 

There are no plans to sell any output related to this project.

Gender

Women’s participation is welcomed in all aspects and stages of this project. The project will explicitly encourage female nomination from each of 11 economies, as well as inviting female expert speakers, so that at least 3 female participants for each workshop.

Work Plan

This project’s work plan can be divided into 6 steps, as detailed in the following table. First, updating current status of vehicle labeling among APEC economies while identifying representative from 11 travel-eligible economies for invitation to participate in training, as well as fuel economy experts. Second, coordinating with fuel economy experts to prepare training curriculum and coordinating with 11 travel-eligible economies to dispatch 1 suitable persons per economy for training. Third, conducting 2-day technical training for invited representatives from 11 travel-eligible economies by international experts on fuel economy. Fourth, following up with trained representatives on their analysis using transportation data in their own economies. Fifth, re-inviting the same representative from 11 travel-eligible economies to discuss their analysis finding and shape up proposed mechanism to initiate fuel economy policy. Sixth, finalizing report for submission to APEC Secretariat. 

Timelines

Key Activities

Deliverable outputs

Beneficiaries

Dec 2017 – Feb 2018

Setting-up members and framework

-   Selection of project contractor

-   Detailed project plan

-   Project members including core team, experts, participants from 11 travel-eligible economies

-   Updated current status of fuel economy policy

-  The project contractor will be selected.

-  The fuel economy experts and potential representatives from 11 travel-eligible economies will join the project team

-  The core team will review current status of fuel economy policy implementation

March – April 2018

Planning for training curriculum

-    Curriculum on fuel economy policy training with impact assessment tool identified

-    Complete list of experts and trainees from 11 travel-eligible economies

-    Agenda for the training workshop

-  Training curriculum is formulated

-  Trainees from 11 travel-eligible economies are contacted and planned for logistic transportation

May 2018

1st Training workshop

-   Training workshop

-   Participant list

-   Summary report of training workshop

-  The experts and participants from 11 travel-eligible economies will discuss to learn fuel economy policy mechanism and implementation.

-  Workshop participants, ranging from policy makers to researchers, can benefit from discussion among experts and participants.

June – September 2018

Data collection in own economies

-   Collection of transportation data necessary to conduct impact analysis from fuel economy implementation

-   Confirmed list of participants from 11 travel-eligible economies to be invited back for follow-up workshop

-  The core team will assist trained participants from training workshop to get as much necessary transportation data as possible. If some data may not be available, certain assumption must be made.

-  The core team will confirm with 11 travel-eligible economies for the re-invite participants.

October 2018

2nd Follow-up training

-   Follow-up workshop

-   Participant list

-   Summary report of follow-up workshop

-  The experts and participants from 11 travel-eligible economies will have another chance to discuss analysis results from fuel economy policy mechanism and implementation.

-  Workshop participants, ranging from policy makers to researchers, can benefit from discussion among experts and participants.

November 2018

Report write-up

-   Final report

-  The core team will combine all findings, including status of vehicle labelling in APEC economies, summary of 2 workshops and analysis results from 11 travel-eligible economies, in a draft final report to be submitted to APEC secretariat for a review by for a members before dissemination.

Risks

The following risks and risk management can be summarized as follows:

1)  Risk of identifying committed representative from 11 travel-eligible economies with willingness to learn fuel economy polity tool and effort to collect necessary transportation data for impact analysis. The project core team will minimize this risk by starting from the existing network on fuel economy initiatives, e.g. EWG 05 2014A, GFEI and ASEAN FE platform, and working closely with the chosen 6 economies for each economy analysis.

2)  Risk of necessary transportation data for analysis. The project core team will minimize this risk by working closely with fuel economy experts and individual economy to try to solve case-by-case lack of data via certain assumption.

3)  Risk of not getting the same representative from 11 travel-eligible economies in the follow-up training to have consistency in data analysis. The project core team will minimize this risk by trying to schedule tentative dates for both training and follow-up workshops for each economy to consider dispatch appropriate person. Of course, if there is inevitable circumstance that participants to follow-up workshop are different from training workshop, the core team will work closely with those economies to ensure smooth transition or data and knowledge before the follow-up workshop.

4)  Given ambitious goal to implement many activities in such a tight timeline, mitigation plan includes careful selection of project contractor with already existing network on fuel economy.

Monitoring and Evaluation

This project’s progress, outcome and impact can be measured by the training and analysis output from the trainnees. The details of project progress and indicators are listed in below Table. 

Activities

Information to be collected

Method to collect

Indicators

Setting-up members and framework

-  Details of members: core team, expert, participants from 11 economies

-  Current status of fuel economy policy in the world

-  Records reviewed

-  Meetings, survey

-  Set of core team, experts and 11 travel-eligible economies

-  Women participation

Planning for training curriculum

-    Information to be included in curriculum, such as best practices, lessons learn, impact assessment tool, policy mechanism

-    Contact info of experts and trainees from 11 travel-eligible economies

-    Agenda for the training workshop

-  Records reviewed

-  Meetings, surveys, peer reviews

-  Curriculum content

-  Details of experts and 1 trainee from each of 11 travel-eligible economies

-  Agenda of training workshop

Training workshop

-   List of participants with organization details and roles in fuel economy policy

-   Discussion points and concerns regarding fuel policy implementation

-  Records reviewed

-  Active discussion, questionnaires

-  Training workshop held

-  Participants from core team, experts and 11 travel-eligible economies

-  Training workshop report

Data collection in own economies

-   Necessary transportation data to conduct impact analysis from fuel economy implementation

-   Confirmed list of participants from 11 travel-eligible economies to be invited back for follow-up workshop

-  Records reviewed

-  Meetings, surveys, peer reviews

-  Technical visit

-  Collected data for analysis

-  Confirmed list of experts and re-invite participants (1 for each of 11 travel-eligible economy)

Follow-up training

-   List of re-invite participants with impact analysis of fuel economy policy

-   Discussion points and concerns regarding fuel policy implementation and mechanism

-  Records reviewed

-  Active discussion, questionnaires

-  Follow-up workshop held

-  Participants from core team, experts and 11 travel-eligible economies (same representative from each economy encouraged)

-  Follow-up workshop report

Report write-up

-   Final report

-  Records reviewed

-  Analysis of data

-  Final report to be peer-reviewed and submitted to APEC secretariat

Linkages

As fuel economy policy has been addressed worldwide among APEC and non-APEC stakeholders under GFEI (Global Fuel Economy Initiative), this project will focus on APEC economies with interest on implementing this policy by customizing recommendation suitable to specific economies under international expert guidance from APEC and non-APEC economies. This project will build upon success from EWG 05 2014A project (Review of the Design and Effectiveness of Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Labelling and Consumer Information Schemes), as well as IEA (International Energy Agency) initiative, to foster development toward low carbon economy, as agreed upon in Paris Agreement. In addition to PPSTI, the project is related to EWG (Energy Working Group), especially EGEE&C (Expert Group on Energy Efficiency and Conservation) and TPTWG (Transportation Working Group). With ASEAN sub-region of APEC, the project will nicely be linked with ASEAN Fuel Economy Platform, which is established by GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, known as German International Cooperation Agency) to support KLTSP (ASEAN’s Kuala Lumpur Transport Strategic Plan: 2016-2025) and APAEC (ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation: 2016-2025). Of course, this project will not duplicate previous works, e.g. APEC EWG 05 2014A and GFEI by IEA, but rather to build upon these works focusing on post 2015 initiatives on fuel economy among APEC economies. This update is not considered the main focus of this project, but rather a necessary introduction for all trainees to be aware of current fuel economy initiative, before the technical training on existing impact assessment tool, e.g. IEA FEPIT.

Sustainability

Once the project is completed, each of 11 travel-eligible economy will be equipped with trained personnel, who has knowledge of fuel economy policy and impact assessment tool in order to propose fuel economy policy in his/her own economy. Even though the policy may not get implemented quickly, documentation for those 11 travel-eligible economies will be available on APEC project report for future reference and use.

Possible next steps are clearly for each participated economy to move forward with fuel economy policy establishment, as laid out in the hand-on exercise during training and follow-up workshops. Tracking of next step can follow the mechanism suggested in the final report. Perhaps, follow-up APEC project may be sought with a focus on implementation on some APEC economies with high potential.

Ultimate progress on the project outcomes and impacts can be measured by the success of formalizing fuel economy policy in own economy.

Project Overseers

Main points of contact responsible for this project are:

Dr. Nuwong CHOLLACOOP
Head, Renewable Energy Laboratory
National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC)
nuwongc@mtec.or.th, nuwongc@gmail.com  

Qualification: a researcher with over a decade experience in a field of sustainable transportation, in particular recent GIZ project fuel economy in ASEAN among many other international projects. His well-connected international network will help minimize the risk of project delay.

Ms. Kalaya Jinliang
Director, Division of International Cooperation
Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)
kalaya@most.go.th, kalaya67@gmail.com 

Qualification: a focal point with strong international network among Ministry of Science and Technology including APEC PPSTI.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

Not Applicable.

Waivers

Not Applicable.

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