NDC Transport Initiative for Asia

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The NDC Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA) is a joint program of WRI and eight other organizations that looks to enhance low carbon transport ambition and decarbonization targets in Asia.

The regional initiative aims at a holistic approach to decarbonize the transport sector in China, India, Vietnam, and additional countries in the region. This includes, for example, the development of a coherent strategy for efficient policy approaches that is coordinated between various sector ministries, civil society and the private sector.

The transport sector accounts for 23% of the global energy-related CO₂ emissions. China's transport sector alone generated 781 metric tons (Mt) of CO2e emissions in 2014. Together with India (231 Mt CO2e) and Vietnam (32 Mt CO2e), the three countries emitted about 1 metric gigaton of CO2e in 2014. Rapid economic growth combined with an ongoing urbanization trend and increasing motorization has led to a further increase in traffic in the three partner countries. Therefore, the transition to a decarbonisation path for the transport sector in Asia is essential to achieving the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement for 2050.

The NDC Transport Initiative for Asia is funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The implementing organization is Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and partner institutions include World Resources Institute (WRI), Ministry of Ecology and Environment of ChinaMinistry of Transport of VietnamNational Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog)Agora Verkehrswende (AGORA)International Transport Forum (ITF)Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT)REN21 and International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).

In each of the partner countries, the consortium supports the design of stakeholder processes and the development of select climate protection measures. In this way, partners are supported in making their sectoral contributions to the achievement of current Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement and in raising their ambitions for long-term strategies and the 2025 NDCs.

 

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