The President of COP 26 (Conference of the Parties), Alok Sharma was on a visit to India on July 21-22, 2022, during which NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog launched two significant UK (United Kingdom)-NITI Aayog collaborative initiatives viz.
- E-AMRIT (Accelerated e-Mobility Revolution for India’s Transportation) mobile application to raise awareness on electric mobility
- Report on Advanced Chemistry Cell Battery Reuse and Recycling Market in India.
These were launched by COP 26 President Alok Sharma, Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog Mr Suman Bery, and CEO of NITI Aayog Mr Parameswaran Iyer.
About e-AMRIT App:
It offers users key information like engagement tools that enable them to assess benefits of Electric Vehicles (EVs), determine savings and get all the information on developments in the Indian EV market and industry at their fingertips. The mobile app is available on Google Playstore in android version.
About Report on Advanced Chemistry Cell Battery Reuse and Recycling Market in India:-
The report is supported by the UK’s Green Growth Fund Technical Cooperation Facility. It aims to promote battery recycling of current and evolving battery technologies, and the battery supply chain as uptake of EV increase in India. It highlights the crucial role of energy storage in accomplishing India’s COP26 goals.
i.India is among 42 leaders to back and sign up to UK’s Glasgow Breakthroughs, launched at the COP26 climate summit held at Glasgow, Scotland, UK in 2021.
ii.India is also a co-convener of the Glasgow Breakthrough on Road Transport, together with the UK and the US (United States).
iii.The Breakthrough on Road Transport aims to make Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs), including 2&3 wheelers, cars, vans and Heavy-Duty Vehicle, affordable, accessible and sustainable in all regions by 2030.
- The shift to ZEV will create 100,000 new e-mobility jobs, decrease technology costs, make air cleaner, and reduce reliance on imported fuels.
iv.NITI Aayog has been collaborating with the UK Government to boost low carbon infrastructure in the areas of e-vehicles, charging infrastructure and battery storage.
v.India is the 5th largest and fastest growing vehicle market in the world, providing massive potential for electric vehicle uptake.
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ii.India has joined the US-led First Movers Coalition, a flagship Public-Private Partnership (PPP) to clean up the most carbon-intensive industry sectors, from heavy industry to long distance transport. Boston Consulting Group (also the First Movers Coalition Knowledge Partner) committed to removing 100,000 tonnes of carbon.
About National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog:
NITI Aayog is the premier policy think tank of the Government of India, providing directional and policy inputs.
Establishment– 1 January 2015
CEO of NITI Aayog – Mr Parameswaran Iyer.
Headquarter– New Delhi, Delhi