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NDC-Transport Initiative for Asia

  • 28 Aug 2020
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Recently, the NITI Aayog launched the “India Component” of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)–Transport Initiative for Asia (TIA).

Key Points

  • NDC–TIA:
    • It is a regional initiative that aims to promote a comprehensive approach to decarbonize transport in India, Vietnam, and China.
      • In each of the partner countries, the NDC-TIA supports in making their sectoral contributions to the achievement of the NDCs of the Paris Agreement.
      • The NDC-TIA programme has a duration of 4 years.
  • Implementation:
    • It is a joint programme, supported by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).
    • It is implemented by a consortium of seven organisations.
    • The India component is implemented by six consortium organisations. On behalf of the Government of India, NITI Aayog, is the implementing partner.
  • Focus: The NDC–TIA India Component will focus on:
    • Strengthening GreenHouse Gas (GHG) and transport modelling capacities.
    • Providing technical support on GHG emission reduction measures.
    • Financing climate actions in transport.
    • Offering policy recommendations on electric vehicle (EV) demand and supply policies etc.
  • Benefit:
    • The programme will help to promote electric mobility in India.
    • It will also support the development of policies and regulations to promote electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
  • India’s Transport Sector:
    • India has the world’s second-largest road network, which contributes to maximum Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions through all means of transportation.
    • With increasing urbanisation, the fleet size i.e. the number of sales of vehicles is increasing rapidly. It is projected that the total number of vehicles will be doubled by 2030.
    • Therefore, the transition to a decarbonisation path for the transport sector in India is essential to achieving the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement for 2050.

Source: PIB

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