Forum for Decarbonizing Transport

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Forum for Decarbonizing Transport

Part of: Prelims and GS – III – Infrastructure; Transport 

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

About the Forum-

  • It aims at bringing down the peak level of GHG emissions (transport sector) in Asia (below 2-degree pathway), resulting in problems like congestion and air pollution.
  • The NDC-TIA India component focuses on developing a coherent strategy of effective policies and the formation of a multi-stakeholder platform for decarbonizing transport in the country. 
  • Through this forum, the WRI India team, along with NITI Aayog and other project partners, will work in close coordination with all these stakeholders to formulate strategies and develop appropriate business models to accelerate electric mobility in India. 
  • The forum will bring together CEOs, researchers, academics, multilateral agencies, financial institutions as well as the Central and state governments on a common platform. 

What is NDC-Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA)-2020-2023? 

  • It is a joint programme of seven organisations 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).
  • Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports the initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag (lower House of Parliament).
  • NITI Aayog is the implementing partner for the India component of the project.
  • Aim: To promote a coherent strategy of effective policies for decarbonising transport co-ordinated among various sector ministries, civil society, and the private sector. 
  • Goal: To enable the countries’ transport sectors to contribute to achieving their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and increase ambition in transport sections of long-term strategies and 2025 NDCs. 
  • As a regional initiative, the project will disseminate knowledge in Asia and at the global level. 
  • It will disseminate and share experiences at international dialogue platforms such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process.

What is World Resources Institute, India (WRI)? 

  • WRI India, an independent charity legally registered as the India Resources Trust.
  • It provides objective information and practical proposals to foster environmentally sound and socially equitable development.
  • Its work focuses on building sustainable and liveable cities and working towards a low carbon economy. 
  • Through research, analysis, and recommendations, WRI India puts ideas into action to build transformative solutions to protect the earth, promote livelihoods, and enhance human well-being.
  • It is inspired by and associated with World Resources Institute (WRI), a global research organisation with more than 400 experts and other staff around the world. 

News Source: PIB 

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