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Transport Initiative for Asia (TIA) Project

NITI Aayog and World Resources Institute (WRI), India, jointly launched the ‘Forum for Decarbonizing Transport’ in India as part of the NDC-Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA).

Transport Initiative for Asia

  • The NDC Transport Initiative for Asia (TIA 2020-2023) is a joint programme that will engage China, India, and Vietnam in promoting a comprehensive approach to decarbonizing transport in their respective countries.
  • The project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI).
  • NITI Aayog is the implementing partner for the India component of the project.
  • The project aims at bringing down the peak level of GHG emissions (transport sector) in Asia (in line with a well below 2-degree pathway), resulting in problems like congestion and air pollution.
  • 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.
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