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NDC Transport Initiative for Asia

As of: October 2021

Rapid economic growth, together with a persistent trend towards urbanization and a rise of motorized transport are leading to an increase of traffic volumes in Asia. This leads to an increase of greenhouse gas emissions and severe air pollution. The NDC Transport Initiative for Asia, a joint program of seven organizations, promotes an integrated approach to the decarbonisation of transport. In each partner country, the initiative is supporting stakeholder processes and the development of measures for climate change mitigation. As a result, the project helps its partners to make their sectoral contributions to increase their NDCs, and to take a more ambitious approach to long-term strategies and the 2025 NDCs. As a regional initiative, the project shares its knowledge throughout Asia and promotes regional discourse on the need for net zero carbon transport. At the global level, the program disseminates and exchanges insights within the UNFCCC process.

State of implementation/results

    • In a pre-event to the 13th Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum government officials and experts from more than 10 countries discussed opportunities for linking SDG and NDC reporting (www.changing-transport.org/…). The concept for an integrated reporting mechanism for transport, climate change and SDGs was summarised in a background paper: www.changing-transport.org/…
    • In a virtual peer exchange 30 decision-makers from 10 countries discussed “Using green recovery for fast-tracking NDC implementation in the transport sector in Asia”: (www.changing-transport.org/…)
    • Launch of a Digital Library on Green Mobility in cooperation with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) (Recording of the launch: www.youtube.com/…
    • Launch of Status Quo analysis of various segments of electric mobility and low carbon passenger road transport in India (www.changing-transport.org/…)
    • Blog series about a meta-study of India’s road transport emissions analyses – Blog 1: theicct.org/…
    • A virtual project kick-off with high-level participation by NITI Aayog, BMU and the German Embassy was conducted on 27th of August. The event was livestreamed and can be watched online: www.youtube.com/…;ab_channel=NITIAayog
    Viet Nam:
    • The Viet Nam component was kicked off with an opening by the Vice Minister of Transport, Mr. Le Anh Tuan, and First Secretary/Deputy Head of Development Cooperation at the German Embassy, Ms. Helene Paust: www.facebook.com/…
    • At the ASEAN Smart City Summit on 22 October 2020, Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport and the NDC Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA) discussed pathways for the introduction of electric mobility in the context of decarbonisation: www.changing-transport.org/…

Further Links

Project data

China, India, Viet Nam

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Ecology and Environment - China
  • Ministry of Transport - Viet Nam
  • National Institution for Transforming (NITI Aayog) - India

Implementing partner(s):
  • Agora Verkehrswende (AGORA)
  • International Transport Forum (ITF)
  • Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) Foundation
  • REN21 Secretariat (Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century e.V.)
  • The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)
  • World Resources Institute (WRI)

BMU grant:
19.750.000,00 €

11/2019  till  02/2024


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