LEDS GP webinar: Fuel policies and fleet technology management: Mexico’s case study

Speakers: Jorge Macias, General Deputy Director for the Environmental Commission for the Central Region of Mexico
Location: GoToMeeting

Date: Tuesday, January 12th (Manila)
Time: 9:30 AM (Philippines, PHT)/ 01.30 (UK, GMT)/ 18:30 11th January (Denver, USA)

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Jorge Macias, the presenter, will discuss the history, public policies and challenges that Mexico has faced in terms of its private vehicle fleet management. Mexico was worldwide known, during the 1980’s, for its air quality problems. Mexico’s City, in that time, was considered the most polluted city in the world. Nowadays, with four times more vehicles, authorities, through a public policy integrated approach, have been able to diminish air pollution concentration by more than 50%.

Mexico’s cultural and socioeconomical proximity makes its experience particularly interesting given the possibility of replicability.

Jorge Macias is currently the General Deputy Director for the Environmental Commission for the Central Region of Mexico where he focuses on coordinating, harmonizing and implementing public policies in the six entities that form the commission.


  • Introduction
  • Mexico during 1980’s: “The most polluted city in the world”
  • Action plan
    1. – Fuel quality standards
    2. – Inspection & maintenance program
    3. – A day without a car
    4. – Air quality monitoring
  • Mexico nowadays: “New challenges”
    1. – Second hand imported vehicles
    2. – Beyond Mexico City
  • Action plan
    1. – Second hand imported vehicles’ restrictions
    2. – Fuel economy standards
    3. – Fuel quality standards: Diesel
  • What remains to be done?
  • Questions
  • Conclusion

This is the second webinar in a series entitled, “Supporting countries with implementing new vehicle emission fuel quality standards,” that is brought to you by the LEDS Transport Working Group, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and Clean Air Asia. The series will include*:

  • Improving air quality and reducing climate impacts from the transport sector
  • Case study presentation: Introduction of Euro IV fuel in Mauritius
  • Innovative financing solutions for low carbon transport projects to improve air quality

*Topics may be subject to change.

Image credit: Curt Carnemark/ World Bank