Africa Energy Efficiency Training Week

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Day 5 Transport

In Sub Saharan Africa, the transport sector is currently responsible for around 17% of final energy consumption.   Vehicle sales are projected to triple in Africa by 2030. While energy consumption from the mobility sector could double by 2030.  Today, oil accounts for almost 100% of road fuel consumption in Africa and around 80% of its future growth in oil demand comes from mobility (mainly cars and trucks).  Africa is currently the biggest importer of used light‐duty vehicles (LDVs) in the world. From 2015 to 2020, it accounted for a quarter of total global trade in LDVs, with imports averaging around one million cars per year.  Concerns over poor quality used vehicles include the contribution to climate change and air pollutant emissions as well as vehicle safety.  

This module is focused on building an understanding of the opportunities to improve vehicle energy efficiency. It will employ a ‘policy package’ approach; setting the role of regulation, alongside information and incentives, reflecting that the greatest efficiency gains are achieved through a combination of policies. Key to the training will be learnings from those that have implemented such measures.

The content and speakers in this module will be framed around the following questions: 
  • What are the key benefits of a policy package approach to improve vehicle efficiency?
  • What are best practices and lessons learnt from national, regional, and international experience in implementing packages and the underpinning policies? 
  • What barriers exist to implementation of the policy package?
  • How could these be overcome in the short and longer term? 
  • What key actions and next steps should participants be working towards?