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 (in line with a well 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 also provide a platform to initiate dialogues for the development of uniform policies and help achieve specific results in reducing emissions from the transport sector.
- The forum is a defining milestone for the electric mobility ecosystem in the country.
- It will bring together CEOs, researchers, academics, multilateral agencies, financial institutions as well as the Central and state governments on a common platform.
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).
- The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) support the initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.
- NITI Aayog is the implementing partner for the India component of the project.
- The NDC-TIA aims to promote a coherent strategy of effective policies for decarbonising transport co-ordinated among various sector ministries, civil society, and the private sector.
- The goal is 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.
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.
- World Resources Institute began in Washington, DC, in 1982 to provide cutting edge analysis to address global environment and development challenges.
- WRI is a global nonprofit organization that works with leaders in government, business and civil society to research, design, and carry out practical solutions that simultaneously improve people’s lives and ensure nature can thrive
- Mission of WRI global: To move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.
It focuses on 7 urgent challenges: Food, Forests, Water, Ocean, Cities, Energy and Climate.