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NITI Aayog & ITF Launch Decarbonizing Transport Project in India

Decarbonizing Transport Project in IndiaOn June 24, The NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) aayog and the International Transport Forum(ITF) of OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) launched the ‘Decarbonizing Transport in Emerging Economies’ (DTEE) project in India.

ITF Secretary General Young Tae Kim and NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant inaugurated the launch. The launch was held through a webinar in the presence of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary D.S Mishra, and Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Joint Secretary Priyank Bharti. 

Key Highlights:-

  • The project designs a tailor-made transport emissions assessment framework for India.
  • The Five year project helps India in developing a pathway towards low-carbon transport system through development of modelling tools and policy scenarios.
  • The Collaboration on “Decarbonizing Transport In India” project is an opportunity to further strengthen the relationship between India and the ITF.

DTEE:-

  • The DTEE project would help India change its climate ambitions to actions.
  • It supports transport decarbonisation across different world regions. India, Argentina, Azerbaijan, and Morocco are current participants.
  • DTEE is a collaboration between the ITF and the Wuppertal Institute, supported by the International Climate Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

NOTE:-

The Transport sector of India is the third most greenhouse gas emitting sector (max contribution from Road transport).

13% of total CO2 emissions in India is from the transport sector.

ITF:
India is a member of ITF since 2008
Secretary General: Young Tae Kim
Headquarter: Paris, France
Motto: “Global dialogue for better transport”

Static:
NITI aayog CEO: Amitabh Kant
Minister of Road Transport and highways: Nitin Gadkari