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Launch of the Forum for Decarbonising Transport

In India, transport is the third most CO2 emitting sector with road transport contributed to more than 90% of total CO2 emissions (IEA, 2020; Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change, 2018).

The Indian government through its various policies is promoting decarbonization of transport with a major focus on electric mobility. In addition, different e-mobility stakeholders are also leveraging and streamlining electric vehicles (EVs) to create a favourable ecosystem across the country.

A coordinated effort between these stakeholders (center, state, public and private agencies, think tanks etc.) will help enable investment, encourage adoption, and ensure fair operation in the EV industry.

Recognising this, World Resources Institute, India (WRI India) and NITI Aayog are launching the ‘Forum for Decarbonising Transport’ in India as part of the NDC-Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA) project. The forum will be launched virtually in the presence of Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog along with several other dignitaries.

The virtual launch workshop will comprise of two sessions:

NDC-Transport Initiative for Asia: Introduction and Background | 2 PM - 5:15 PM

This will be a closed-group session wherein project partners will share details of the work done as part of the project, highlight upcoming activities and gather feedback from the stakeholders.

Launch of the ‘Forum for Decarbonising Transport’ | 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The second session will see the launch of the Forum followed by dissemination of the project and remarks by selected stakeholders to a larger audience.

About NDC-TIA project

The NDC Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA) is a joint program of seven organisations that focuses on developing a coherent strategy of effective policies and the formation of a multi-stakeholder platform for decarbonizing transport in India. The forum will be a one-stop platform for initiating dialogues between the stakeholders and partners that will help in achieving specific results in reducing emissions from the transport sector.

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