28 August 2020
NITI Aayog has virtually launched the India Component of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)-Transport Initiative for Asia (TIA) on 26 August 2020.
- The transport, energy, and climate stakeholders in India will be informed about planned project activities for the upcoming year.
- It will also offer the opportunity to provide input about India’s transport challenges and how they relate to CO2 reduction ambitions.
- The NDC-TIA India Component will focus on establishing a multi-stakeholder dialogue platform for decarbonizing transport in India and providing technical support on Green House Gas emission reduction measures.
- The NDC-TIA programme team will work in close cooperation and coordination with India’s government agencies, local decision-makers, researchers, industry experts, think tanks, and civil society organisations.
- Focus will be on India’s specific needs and circumstances.
- NDC-TIA is a joint programme, 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 decarbonise transport in India.
- The NDC-TIA team will have duration of 4 years.
Objective of the programme:
- The main objective of the programme intends to support the development of policies and regulations to promote electric vehicle charging infrastructure uptake and smooth wide scale adoption of EVs in India.
- They will provide policy recommendations on electric vehicle (EV) demand and supply policies, evaluating business models through cost-benefit analysis.
- NDC-TIA aims to provide a consistent strategy of effective policies for decarbonising transport.
- The project engages in China, India and Vietnam over the period 2020-24.
- The Goal of NDC-TIA is to make contributions to achieve NDC and increase ambition in transport sections of long-term strategies and 2025 NDCs