Submitted by: The Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV, based at the United Nations Environment Programm
Implemented country: Kenya
Title: Campaign to Eliminate Leaded Gasoline in Sub-Saharan Africa
This campaign is an initiative by the Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV), whose clearing house is based at the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in Nairobi, Kenya. Since 2002, the Partnership has worked with governments, industry, international organizations and NGOs in Sub-Saharan Africa to stop the production and importation of leaded gasoline and to promote the use of cleaner vehicle technology that reduces harmful emissions. Lead in fuel damages the health of adults and the mental development and growth of children. Largely due to Partnership efforts and regional consensus, all Sub-Saharan countries have banned the import and production of leaded gasoline as of 1 January 2006. Whereas in 2002 only one country was unleaded in the region, by 2006 all 49 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa had banned leaded gasoline.