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Consultation Workshop on Financing for Decarbonisation of Transport

During the Conference of the Parties (COP21) developing nations emphasized the need for financial and technical support required to meet the climate goals set by the international community. Efficient mobilization of finance can provide the necessary infrastructure and impetus to the growth of the EV industry.

NITI Aayog and WRI India, with support from GIZ India are organizing a virtual workshop on ‘Financing for Decarbonisation of Transport’ on 22nd February 2022 (Tuesday) from 12 noon onwards.

Broad objectives of the consultation workshop:

  • Enable organizations financing the development of the decarbonized ecosystem to work cohesively and efficiently through proper planning
  • Bring together a wide spectrum of stakeholders (OEMs, Startups, service providers and financial institutes) for peer-to-peer learning and information exchange
  • Understand the current financing challenges and initiatives
  • Identifying and implementing best practices from other countries and industries
  • Identifying actionable strategies to achieve India’s decarbonization plans and undertake the required policy advocacy to achieve the targets

The workshop comprises five sessions and each session will be dedicated to a detailed discussion on a specific topic.


  • Welcome Note: Mr Amit Bhatt, Executive Director, Integrated Transport, WRI India
  • Opening Remarks: Dr OP Agarwal, CEO, WRI India
  • Keynote Address: Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO NITI Aayog
  • Special Address: Mr Stephen Koch, Minister, Head of the Department for Economic & Global Affairs, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

SESSION 1 - Transport Finance Ecosystem: Global Snapshot

  • Ms Patricia Immler, KfW Senior Portfolio Manager Climate Finance & Mobility South Asia
  • Mr Gerald Ollivier, Lead Transport Specialist, India, The World Bank
  • Mr Sabyasachi Mitra, Director, Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, ADB South Asia Department

SESSION 2 - Investment in India’s Transportation Sector

  • Shri Amit Mehta, Joint Secretary, DHI
  • Shri Sudhendhu J Sinha, Adviser, Infrastructure Connectivity, Transport and Electric Mobility, NITI Aayog
  • Shri Rajat Kumar Mishra, Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance
  • Shri Sanjay Pandey, Joint Secretary & Financial Advisor, MoEFCC
  • Shri SK Bagde, Additional Secretary, Department, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MOHUA)

SESSION 3 - Financing for Decarbonising Transportation

  • Mr Hector Gomez Ang, Director, IFC
  • Mr Sasank Vemuri, Transport and Climate Change, GIZ Germany
  • Mr Sudhir Sharma, Program Management Officer, Energy and Climate Regional Task Manager GEF UNEP Asia Pacific Office Bangkok

SESSION 4: Policy Measures for Scaling EV Financing in India

  • Mr Anmol Singh Jaggi, CEO, BluSmart
  • Mr Dhiraj Agrawal, Senior Vice President & CEO, TW & EV Business, Manappuram Finance Limited
  • Mr Sanjay Krishnan, Founder and CEO, Lithium Urban Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr Ajay Sahasrabuddhe, Chief Operating Officer, Retail Lending, Hero Fincorp
  • Mr Vikash Mishra, CEO, moEVing

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