On 27 August 2020, NITI Aayog virtually launched the Indian Component of the National Determined Contributions (NDC) – Transport Initiative for Asia (TIA).
- The aim of programme NDC-TIA is to promote a comprehensive approach to decarbonize transport in India, China and Vietnam.
- NDC-TIA joint programme is supported by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and implemented by a consortium of seven organisations, namely:
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
- International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)
- World Resources Institute (WRI)
- International Transport Forum (ITF)
- Agora Verkehrswende (AGORA)
- Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) Foundation
- Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century e.V. (REN21)
- The India Component is implemented by six consortium organisations, all except SLoCaT. On behalf of the Government of India (GOI), NITI Aayog, the country’s premier policy think tank, will be the implementing partner.
- The NDC-TIA programme has a duration of 4 years and will allow India and other partner countries to achieve accountable long-term targets by making a sectoral contribution.
- The NDC–TIA India Component will focus on:
- Establishing a multi-stakeholder dialogue platform for decarbonizing transport in India
- Strengthening GHG and transport modelling capacities
- Providing technical support for GHG emission reduction measures
- Financing climate actions in transport
- Offering policy recommendations on electric vehicle (EV) demand and supply policies
- Evaluating business models through cost-benefit analyses.
You should also know:
- CEO of NITI Aayog – Amitabh Kant
- Secretary-General of International Transport Forum (ITF) – Dr Young Tae Kim